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I asked pepe about this late last year, In the past when they started offering shoes online they did to help build business, but they are busy enough these days so they need to charge for it to make it worthwhile. So in answer to your question, no.
They are over-ordered already on like at least a 1 month delay for their classic line. So this wont happen until they become an larger company. But costs will rise with that as well. So its an tit for tat. You can get cheap shoes and have to wait on colors and other things or have expensive shoes and get all the choices.
I received my Meermin order a little while ago, two pairs of Linea Maestro style 10172, Black Freudenberg Calf in size 13 and 12.5. I ordered them at the beginning of September, and it took four months to receive them.
I'm very impressed with the shoes! I have been searching for ages for a black captoe oxford that would fit me. FWIW, I measure 13.5C left foot and 13C right foot on a Brannock device. I can squeeze into a 13C on the Allen Edmonds on the 1 and 8 lasts, but they're not very comfortable. Now if only Meermin made a black plain toe blucher that I could wear in uniform...
Style 10172 is the captoe oxford without any stitching on the cap in a New Rey last. (There's nothing wrong with no stitching, right?) I'm leaning towards keeping the size 13 shoes; there is a little more rubbing with my left foot's little toes in the size 12.5 that might be uncomfortable after wearing them all day, but otherwise the 12.5s also fit alright. The right shoe in size 13 isn't excessively big on me. It still creases in the correct area and there's no heel gapping. I previously had a pair of Meermins in the Hiro last in size 12. I ordered a 12.5 and the wrong size was sent to me. Even so, the 12 Hiro was too wide for my feet.
It's great to finally find a pair of shoes that fits me well. I also have a pair of Loake Rothschild on the way in size 13 in case they end up fitting better, but if they're comparable in fit, I will probably keep the Meermins. I have a hard time believing the Loakes will match the quality of the Meermins, and they were about the same price.
I sent Pepe an email re: a new museum calf MTO and he replied that they will be offering a museum calf oxford as part of their regular collection, beginning as early as next week.
Does anyone know if this will be classic or LM? What color? I would reply back, but I imagine a follow-up email to Pepe is like asking the soup nazi for bread.
Terror, I'm also still interested in that hatchgrain wholecut on the new chiseled last if that ever gets off the ground.
how is this pair for the snow? I've been skating on my leather soles the past few days since it has been snowing in where I reside. Boots are probably not an option. You think the leather sole will help?
Better than leather, but not by much. I've nearly died a couple times when it's icy with Dainite. Commando sole works really well.
I had a pair of Carminas with a vibram sole cover added at the front and a commando heel at the back. Not really noticeable to anyone unless they are really looking closely and works great.
Otherwise there is the "NYC option" where knowing your shoes will get ruined in an upcoming situation, like a subway ride or salted ground, you wear something like slip on Merrels and switch out once at your office.