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post #9061 of 10973
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Originally Posted by Silent Speaker View Post


The Ben is just the Hiro but with a squared toe.
I had no idea there were Peng and Bac lasts!


I think* Peng and Bac are retired lasts. That are not being made anymore. You call always email meermin and ask how they compare. Sometimes their replies are criptic. But it may help.

 

* I could be wrong

post #9062 of 10973
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Originally Posted by leetpuma View Post


I think* Peng and Bac are retired lasts. That are not being made anymore. You call always email meermin and ask how they compare. Sometimes their replies are criptic. But it may help.

* I could be wrong
Those two lasts are retired but they can still be ordered through the MTO process based on what I received today from Pepe (should I post it?)
post #9063 of 10973
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Originally Posted by MSchapiro View Post


Look close to the channeling. I'll take another picture.

Not my first pair of shoes gentlemen wink.gif.





Normally I'm totally fine with the small defects that come with seconds. What gets me is that in the ebay auction they showed a picture of the other shoe's sole, but not this one wit the defect. Normally they show the right shoe, this time they showed the left.

It just feels dishonest and I'm asking more on principal for a 10GBP refund my cobbler wants to fix it. And I'm actually asking the seller (who is connected with Meermin somehow) not Meermin itself to clarify.

With all due respect, but I have really hard to believe that the sole should crack and brake away because of that. Shoes soles get beaten a lot worse without any such trouble. After you've worn them a few times it won't be noticeable any more.

I understand that you feel that the seller has his hidden the flaw for you, but as mentioned above, it's subs, I'd just let it go.
post #9064 of 10973
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Originally Posted by j ingevaldsson View Post


With all due respect, but I have really hard to believe that the sole should crack and brake away because of that. Shoes soles get beaten a lot worse without any such trouble. After you've worn them a few times it won't be noticeable any more.

I understand that you feel that the seller has his hidden the flaw for you, but as mentioned above, it's subs, I'd just let it go.


I will just let it go then and have it repaired by my cobbler.

 

I do know him well enough at this point that I trust he is saying it because it is true, rather than just to get a few extra pounds out of me.

 

It may not look so in the picture, but it is rather deep. Deeper, in fact, than an wear on even my hardest worn shoes. My guess is that is where my cobbler's worry comes from.

 

If it's filled in and topy'd, hopefully it will never be a problem.

post #9065 of 10973
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Originally Posted by MSchapiro View Post

 

If it's filled in and topy'd, hopefully it will never be a problem.

Fill it in with some barge rubber cement or just toppy it.

Toppies are the shiznit anyway. Youll never have resole if you just keep re-toppying.

post #9066 of 10973
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Originally Posted by MSchapiro View Post


I will just let it go then and have it repaired by my cobbler.

I do know him well enough at this point that I trust he is saying it because it is true, rather than just to get a few extra pounds out of me.

It may not look so in the picture, but it is rather deep. Deeper, in fact, than an wear on even my hardest worn shoes. My guess is that is where my cobbler's worry comes from.

If it's filled in and topy'd, hopefully it will never be a problem.

Okay, sounds like it's worse than it looks from the pics then. But the cobbler will fix it fine.

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Originally Posted by leetpuma View Post

Fill it in with some barge rubber cement or just toppy it.
Toppies are the shiznit anyway. Youll never have resole if you just keep re-toppying.

Even if you tops the shoes you should resole them, although you can do it less often. But it's not just the outsole that gets worn, the cork or other filling gets bad after a couple of years, shanks could come lose or break or if made of leather or wood be in a bad condition, etc. So to secure as long life for the shoes as possible you should resole occasionally even if you topy your shoes.
post #9067 of 10973
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Originally Posted by j ingevaldsson View Post


Okay, sounds like it's worse than it looks from the pics then. But the cobbler will fix it fine.
Even if you tops the shoes you should resole them, although you can do it less often. But it's not just the outsole that gets worn, the cork or other filling gets bad after a couple of years, shanks could come lose or break or if made of leather or wood be in a bad condition, etc. So to secure as long life for the shoes as possible you should resole occasionally even if you topy your shoes.

 

Yeah it's hard to capture. Never seen a cut that deep in a sole before.

 

I just dropped them off. He is adding in the cement before topying, since otherwise he said something sharp could potentially pierce the topy and begin to pry apart the leather or over time the adhesive may fail in that area.

 

According to DW, even if you topy you will still need to resole. Along with the above mentioned conditions they tend to grind down the sole a little bit to remove the old rubber cement when they add in a new topy. This eventually will wear through the sole even if the other parts remain fine.

 

I do topy generally anyway because every city I've ever lived in has been really slippery and wet (London, NYC, Boston ect). The traction is really helpful with stairs.

 

I'm surprised how comfortable the leather on this pair is. LM must use considerably nicer leather than the classic collection.

post #9068 of 10973
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Originally Posted by Ketawa View Post
 

My first order, I bought a pair of Classic line shoes for $220. FedEx hit with me with a $129 customs charge. At the time, I had no idea what it was for since I had already returned the shoes several weeks earlier and I thought someone had stolen my card number. I didn't receive the customs invoice in the mail until a few days after I disputed the charge and got a new card.

 

My last order, I bought two pairs of LM shoes and FedEx sent me an invoice for $0.

 

YMMV.

 

The custom fees vary. I've been hit with a $17 customs fee for 1 pair and a $12 fee for 2 pairs.

post #9069 of 10973
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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post
 

 

oh come on, no need to spoil their schemes and hope of avoiding customs costs with your facts and logic :p

 

To keep the dream alive I will just point out that theres a Meermin in Japan...japan only has a 5% consumption tax..

There is a Meermin in japan, but Japan has a 30% tariff on imported leather shoes. Guess what that means for the pre-VAT price? :p

post #9070 of 10973
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Originally Posted by Muey View Post
 

There is a Meermin in japan, but Japan has a 30% tariff on imported leather shoes. Guess what that means for the pre-VAT price? :p

 

Alright well played japan, well played...

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Anyone who knows if you can buy Meermin anywhere else than in their own stores (Madrid and Tokyo)? Going to Barcelona and would like to try some other lasts than the Olfe I have bought online.

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I received this from Pepe yesterday about their MTO program, just in case anyone is interested.

This file is current as of today is subject to change.

MTO_Sept2013.pdf 277k .pdf file
post #9073 of 10973
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Originally Posted by theNarcissist View Post
 

Anyone who knows if you can buy Meermin anywhere else than in their own stores (Madrid and Tokyo)? Going to Barcelona and would like to try some other lasts than the Olfe I have bought online.


Was in Barcelona and didnt see them anywhere.

post #9074 of 10973
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Originally Posted by Geran Brown View Post

I received this from Pepe yesterday about their MTO program, just in case anyone is interested.

This file is current as of today is subject to change.

MTO_Sept2013.pdf 277k .pdf file

Thanks for posting that!
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Museum calf (Italy): Coming soon

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Well, it was nice to see some of the options laid out clearly regardless.

The mind reels though at the number of hideous potential combinations available to some bankrupt intellect:
Purple stingray with a green lining, orange sole finishing and a contrasting edge with some kind of offensive 4-letter for the custom text. On the Vil last, but increased in width to accommodate a 6E foot "comfortably". Side lacing, full Norvegesse.
Bleargh.
(To each their own, I suppose).


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Does this then mean that a MTO, ordinary hand-welted muzzie calf would be priced as follows?

For the non-unionites:
€214.87 + €82.64 + €35 = €332.5 // $451.90 USD (as of today) all up.

Two payments of €166.25 // $225.96, and up to three months wait in-between.

I'm okay with that, just not the 3 months part!
post #9075 of 10973

Stingray more expensive than shell fascinating, wonder what magical properties and benefits it offers

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