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post #8461 of 11063

I ordered the suede monks in the Ama last, and when I first tried them on, I panicked as they were tight!  But, after a little while, they seemed to relax and to be just snug.  Being suede, i expect them to stretch a bit more than just plain calf.

 

My question is that I am looking to order these:

 

http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=1967

 

And I see that the new Ray last seems a bit narrower.  I am a 10E in most shoes, EG's 888, and I found the 10 in the Olfe last quite comfortable (I bought Gyasih's MTO at the marketplace).  Should I order a 10, or a 10.5?  I am concerned that, while the 10.5 might be ok width-wise, it may be a bit long.

 

Any thoughts?

post #8462 of 11063

I am considering buyng a pair of their boots in tan country calf.

How would these handle the rough Norwegian winter? No matter how careful I am, they will have see their share of snow, ice, slush and salt...

post #8463 of 11063
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I am considering buyng a pair of their boots in tan country calf.

How would these handle the rough Norwegian winter? No matter how careful I am, they will have see their share of snow, ice, slush and salt...

 

In terms of boots for those conditions danite or rubber sole is a must so that's a +1 for the boots.  I suspect the gain calf will also resist or show the effects of that weather a little less as well.

post #8464 of 11063
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silhouette,

my feet are 26.5 cm long and 106 cm wide, im thinking of buying it in the size 11 UK but i am usually a size 9/9.5 in Uk sizes, but if i buy it in size 9.5 it would be around the right amount of space from toe to the front of the shoe, but not wide enough, whereas if i bout the 11 UK the width would be fine, but the length would be longer than necessary

Hope to hear from you soon, with regards, Man of Paisley

You can't buy UK10,5-UK11 shoes with those measurements, you will have like 5 cm in front of your toes and the flex point will be all wrong. Sucks to have "weird" feet, but if you end up buying ill fitting shoes even if they are cheap they will end up very costly. I mean you are probably more of a UK7,5 very wide fit or something like that. The best option might be to go MTO with a company that offers extra wide fit. Not sure if Meermin does, they do offer wide fit, but for example Vass offers their shoes in H-width (standard is F), and their MTO costs €520 which is very good considering they are completely hand made with oak bark tanned soles and great materials.
post #8465 of 11063

Couldn't agree more - buy a last that fits.  I see a lot of pics on this forum of guys who have a shoe that's at least a size too big on a narrow last: even if it's not uncomfortable, which it often will be, it ends up with the toe of the shoe looking like a separate being, pointing off askance with a life of its own.  Check the G&G thread for obvious examples!  Or pretty much anything French.

 

I'd be interested to know what shoe you have now that fit well.

post #8466 of 11063
Thanks for your responses j and Mimo, I think your right, with a lasts that comes to such a point as most wholecuts do, meermin isn't really an option

With the note that J made, is ordering with vass easy?, do they consult you about what you'd like?, Do you have any experience with them and if you do how does the process work?

Regards, Man of Paisley
post #8467 of 11063
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You can't buy UK10,5-UK11 shoes with those measurements, you will have like 5 cm in front of your toes and the flex point will be all wrong. Sucks to have "weird" feet, but if you end up buying ill fitting shoes even if they are cheap they will end up very costly. I mean you are probably more of a UK7,5 very wide fit or something like that. The best option might be to go MTO with a company that offers extra wide fit. Not sure if Meermin does, they do offer wide fit, but for example Vass offers their shoes in H-width (standard is F), and their MTO costs €520 which is very good considering they are completely hand made with oak bark tanned soles and great materials.

 

 

 

 

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Couldn't agree more - buy a last that fits.  I see a lot of pics on this forum of guys who have a shoe that's at least a size too big on a narrow last: even if it's not uncomfortable, which it often will be, it ends up with the toe of the shoe looking like a separate being, pointing off askance with a life of its own.  Check the G&G thread for obvious examples!  Or pretty much anything French.

 

I'd be interested to know what shoe you have now that fit well. 

 

For reference Man of Paisly, my feet also measure some 260-265 mm and I have so called 'low footvolume'. (In contrast to you?). Albeit I have 100-105 mm wide feet. I am looking at sizes that range from 6 UK F (Loake capital) to 7 UK (dependent on fit). I can't stand roomy toeboxes or huge flexing near the ball of feet area. Like J Ingevaldsson I suggest you size down and go MTO for a wider width. Alternatively you could check out brands like Cheaney on Ebay. Alot of sellers regularly add shoes of F or G-width there. 

post #8468 of 11063
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Thanks for your responses j and Mimo, I think your right, with a lasts that comes to such a point as most wholecuts do, meermin isn't really an option

With the note that J made, is ordering with vass easy?, do they consult you about what you'd like?, Do you have any experience with them and if you do how does the process work?

Regards, Man of Paisley

Vass are easy to order from yes, you do it by mail. Here you have a complete buying guide on my blog (use the translation tool on the upper right of the page): http://www.shoegazing.se/2012/10/05/kopguide-vass-shoes/

I recently transfered the blog to Wordpress, so unfortunately some pictures are missing. Will fix that soon.
post #8469 of 11063
Hey fellas, what was the price of the plum museum shoes? Thanks
post #8470 of 11063

Thanks for your help j

 

Regards, Man of Paisley

post #8471 of 11063

@Manofpaisley: regarding Vass, check out the website and email Mr Rezso info@vass-cipu.hu, who can communicate in English very well.

 

Also, if you want to go more mainstream, a few English makers do extra wide fittings.  Take a look here - good service, fast delivery and easy returns.  They'll give you advice on fit too, and as you can see, a range of prices.  I'd also recommend taking a look at Allen Edmonds.  I find their lasts just a tiny bit shallow if you also have a high instep, but their printable sizing guide was super-accurate for me.  They do a massive range of sizes in everything - benefit of ordering direct from a big company - and once you know your size, you can get real bargains from their outlet (just email your size to shoebank@allenedmonds.com.)

 

Good luck.

post #8472 of 11063
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but for example Vass offers their shoes in H-width (standard is F), and their MTO costs €520 which is very good considering they are completely hand made with oak bark tanned soles and great materials.

but as long as he requests an existing model of shoe from their catalog/website, he only would have to pay the ready to wear price of €420 no matter what the width.
post #8473 of 11063
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but as long as he requests an existing model of shoe from their catalog/website, he only would have to pay the ready to wear price of €420 no matter what the width.

 

Are you sure? I think Rezso some time mentioned that RTW only meant standard width, but I can't remember for sure.

post #8474 of 11063
Move vass chat to vass thread or pm?
post #8475 of 11063
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It's also reliant on what they have in stock.  Everything you order online shows as available, even if it isn't.  So it's just luck whether you get it in a few days, or have to wait for it to be made (in China of course, then sent to Spain for finishing).  I tried emailing to check if something was actually in stock as I needed it fast.  A month later I didn't get a reply, so I assumed not!

Can someone explain what this means?
Are these really made in China?

Also, where are people ordering these shoes from? Anyone getting them at retailers or pretty much just direct? Price is pretty much the same no matter what right?

Interested.
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