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post #8656 of 11033
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Originally Posted by p.henrik View Post

Not really my cup of tea for a dressy boot like this.

Are you still in Laufer in current set-up?

No I am not. I have reached the boiling point with meermin. I ordered a pair wingtip from Meermin on October 30th, linea mastro Olfe last in burgundy. It was pictured with double sole then changed to single sole, I was promised shipment within 30 days. I have never ever heard anything from Meemin since. I have cancelled this order today. Frankly I am done with Meermin, it's too much I am not going to beg Meermin to take my money.
post #8657 of 11033
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Originally Posted by adampaul View Post

I've been through this thread countless times, and it's starting to make my head swim. I really like Linea Maestro model 102461, but I keep waffling on the Olfe last. In brillopad's comparison photo between Olfe and Hiro, I keep thinking the Olfe last looks too pointy for my taste. But then I see some of you guys' other photos (in addition to Meermin's own photo of the various lasts), and I think the Olfe looks great, not too pointy and not too rounded, just a classic shoe shape. But I think I'm liking the the Hiro better. Am I exaggerating the difference between the two?

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I think you should not be looking for what is your "taste" you should be looking for which one will fit you better.

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 Originally Posted by DC2see

View Post Just my opinion after ordering both in same size: Hiro-a more forgiving last in size errors. It has a deep heel cup & high arch support that helps lock your foot in. In cross section, seems to be a rounder, higher last. The lacing could be more snug but my foot is held in by the vamp. My width is a wider D & I sized up a half (US to US).

 

Olfe-the heel doesn't cup as much and the last cross section seems flatter across the vamp. More tapered & longer, but oddly it seemed wider across the midfoot/arch. That made the sliding across the excess width & heel slippage so pronounced that I had to ship back for exchange. Should've ordered true to size, but still waiting for the replacements.

 

If your instep is large go with the Hiro if it is lower/normal go with the Olfe.


At the end of the day you are looking for fitting. Looking good comes second.

post #8658 of 11033
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Originally Posted by leetpuma View Post
 

I think you should not be looking for what is your "taste" you should be looking for which one will fit you better.

 

If your instep is large go with the Hiro if it is lower/normal go with the Olfe.


At the end of the day you are looking for fitting. Looking good comes second.

 

You make good points. I got caught up in the aesthetic look/shape of the lasts instead of what will fit better. And none of them are unpleasing, just my personal perferences. The trouble is, I have no idea which last(s) fit my feet best. Meermin doesn't offer my preferred style on different lasts without going MTO (and I was trying to avoid the extra cost, at least my wife would like me to avoid it). Now if the model I like fits my foot, great. But if it doesn't...I suppose I could order a second pair in a style I like, even if less preferred, keep the one that fits better and sell the other (not really interested in return shipping). I do like the Linea Maestro split toes (http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=4137) which are on Hiro (although I'm more partial to quarter-brogues (http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=2724) and semi-brogues). Shipping cost for two pairs is the same as for one pair, correct?

post #8659 of 11033
I didn't know I had a low instep until Dean Girling measured me up has made a big difference in the way I purchase shoes.

Would you compare New Rey and Olfe to the Carmina Simpson last?
post #8660 of 11033
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

I didn't know I had a low instep until Dean Girling measured me up has made a big difference in the way I purchase shoes.

Would you compare New Rey and Olfe to the Carmina Simpson last?

Do you (Or anyone else) know how to measure if you have an lower or higher than average instep?

 

Is there an chart to what average is?

post #8661 of 11033
I have no idea. Are there any good shops close where you can get measured? Leatherfoot in Toronto also did a great job of giving me proper measurements.
post #8662 of 11033

Anyone have dark brown double monks in 10UK looking to trade for a 9.5UK? Just got mine and could use a few MM in width and length and I don't think they'll break in enough to be comfortable.

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This is probably a long shot....

 

Is anyone in an 7.5uk to 8.5uk in Meermin that has tried BOTH hiro and olfe?

 

I was trying to gauge which instep I would like better. (Hiro=high instep, Olfe=average instep)

I found my height was around 6-6.5cm high. And I am an 8uk.

 

I measured the height approx at where it says instep:

 

I measured the HEIGHT. From a flat floor to the top of my foot.

If some one is exactly and 8UK and has tried both lasts I would love to throw a $1 paypal tip their way for taking the time to measure for me. (Not much but something :P )

post #8664 of 11033
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

I didn't know I had a low instep until Dean Girling measured me up has made a big difference in the way I purchase shoes.

Would you compare New Rey and Olfe to the Carmina Simpson last?


New Rey and Simpson are similar, yes. Olfe no. Olfe is more for those with a regular instep / just a hint to the narrow side.

post #8665 of 11033
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Originally Posted by leetpuma View Post
 

Do you (Or anyone else) know how to measure if you have an lower or higher than average instep?

 

Is there an chart to what average is?


A good shoe salesman can immediately tell by looking at your feet. You can also come to a conclusion by trying on different shoes. If there is a shop with loads of different AEs for example, it is very easy to figure this out.

post #8666 of 11033
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Originally Posted by konda View Post
 


A good shoe salesman can immediately tell by looking at your feet. You can also come to a conclusion by trying on different shoes. If there is a shop with loads of different AEs for example, it is very easy to figure this out.


Are there some AE's with high vs low insteps? Almost every AE Ive worn up to this point has fit me in some size.

 

I may have to see an real shoe store :)

post #8667 of 11033
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Originally Posted by leetpuma View Post
 

This is probably a long shot....

 

Is anyone in an 7.5uk to 8.5uk in Meermin that has tried BOTH hiro and olfe?

I have 2 pairs of meermins, both size 8.5, one in Hiro, the other an Olfe.

 

For me, the Hiro was pretty good, though the high heel cup kept rubbing the what-ever-bone(that bump on outer side of my right foot) initially, which was a bit annoying.

 

Olfe in comparison to Hiro is definitively more pointier in terms of looks. Width-wise they appear to be pretty close, and my toes have equally comfortable room on both - the Olfe is slightly longer and the shape is a tiny bit less round than the Hiro which gives it that pointy look. The vamp is also a bit sleeker or "lower" on the Olfe. Haven't walked a lot in the Olfe shoes yet as these are still fairly new, so jury's still out on how the extra forward length effects walking comfort.

 

The major difference between the two is the instep. Where as with the Hiro I can lace the shoe so tight that the facing completely closes all the way up to the last hole and hides the tongue, with the Olfe I get a distinct "V" shaped facing, and the tongue is clearly visible - Almost too much in fact, though I'd imagine the leather eventually gives in a bit with time, as it did with my Hiro shoes (on the other hand, if the Hiro flexes any more I'll eventually need to get tongue pads for them).

 

 

FWIW, I quickly measured my instep "height" at ~7 cm, but this only a very gross approximation, it could be +-1 cm in either direction. You also have to remember that it doesn't really help you much in shoe sizing, as the shape of your foot will inevitably effect the fit as well, which is probably why it is generally the circumference of the foot at the instep that is of interest, not just the height.

post #8668 of 11033
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Originally Posted by leetpuma View Post
 


Are there some AE's with high vs low insteps? Almost every AE Ive worn up to this point has fit me in some size.

 

I may have to see an real shoe store :)

 

AE lasts for regular instep:
7-97

1-511

3-333

3-73 (these in an oxford shoe work for me just fine without tongues pads but there is some extra room in the instep)

2-222

 

AE lasts for low instep:

5-65

 

These are the ones I'm familiar with. More info in the AE thread.

post #8669 of 11033

If one takes an 8 in the Hiro last, would going up to a 8.5 be necessary to the new rey last?

post #8670 of 11033
Anyone received the plum museum MTO?
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