I've been doing my research on Meermin in this thread for a while. So back in late June I decided to pull trigger on these Black captoes MTO on the Ben last. I haven't gotten the chance to wear them out yet but so far I'm very impressed, no defects that I can see. The fit is a little snug on my right big toe but it's no big deal, I figure that they will fit perfectly once they're broken in. Let me know if you guys have any questions.