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Question, I stepped out in the rain in my Meermin cap toe and they are leather sole. The sole got really wet, and is still damp. Should I worry about damage to the sole or it seeping into the insole? It is just the sole where I step the most that is the dampest currently. Been letting them dry out in a cool area of my home and do not plan on wearing again until 1) they are completely dry and 2) it is not as wet outside

i think it is time for a brown rubber sole boot... i want something in pebbled leather
post #9137 of 12107
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

Question, I stepped out in the rain in my Meermin cap toe and they are leather sole. The sole got really wet, and is still damp. Should I worry about damage to the sole or it seeping into the insole? It is just the sole where I step the most that is the dampest currently. Been letting them dry out in a cool area of my home and do not plan on wearing again until 1) they are completely dry and 2) it is not as wet outside

i think it is time for a brown rubber sole boot... i want something in pebbled leather

 

The sole is fine just let them dry naturally, would also be a good idea to put some shoe trees in them.  Feels like it buckets down every time I wear my meermin brown captoes but they are still going strong and no leaking etc.  Saphir renovater and a fine layer of polish keeps them looking sharp.

post #9138 of 12107
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Originally Posted by SRichard View Post
 

I'm in Australia & looking to get a pair of the plain cap-toe oxfords in the Hiro last...I don't have an opportunity to try them on but also don't have any similar shoes to compare to...

 

 

Theres a lot of comparisons of Loake of Meermins in this thread and theres plenty of Australian members who could also provide a comparison in the Aussie thread so I would start with those.  For what its worth im an 8 in the Loake Aldwych and Churchill and whilst I can just squeeze into a Hiro size 8, 8.5 is optimal.

post #9139 of 12107
decided to try to Meermin finally, cordovan black punch hole cap toe!
post #9140 of 12107
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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post
 

 

Theres a lot of comparisons of Loake of Meermins in this thread and theres plenty of Australian members who could also provide a comparison in the Aussie thread so I would start with those.  For what its worth im an 8 in the Loake Aldwych and Churchill and whilst I can just squeeze into a Hiro size 8, 8.5 is optimal.

sounds good. might go try some loake's then...

 

thanks for the advice

post #9141 of 12107
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decided to try to Meermin finally, cordovan black punch hole cap toe!

 

That's lucky was starting to worry you didn't have enough black shoes :p

post #9142 of 12107
Five days a week I wear then
post #9143 of 12107
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Originally Posted by SRichard View Post

sounds good. might go try some loake's then...

thanks for the advice

If your willing to take a risk, I'm a us8.5 in clarks desert boots and a uk8.5 on the hiro.

The hiro fits slightly bigger than the clarks db for the above sizes. I tried the us8 on the hiro for 20 wears but it never got comfortable.
post #9144 of 12107
Does anyone have any shoes in Grain Leather from Meermin?

Also I just looked at this MTO sheet again and their Stingray does have a shaved finishing.
post #9145 of 12107
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Does anyone have any shoes in Grain Leather from Meermin?
 

 

Do you mean scotch grain?

 

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@Geran Brown

Would this help?

http://instagram.com/p/jOeZdiJJJD/

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Do you mean scotch grain?


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@Geran Brown
Would this help?
http://instagram.com/p/jOeZdiJJJD/
Wow...those are nice and would make for a great bad weather boot in my opinion with a rubber sole.
post #9148 of 12107
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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post

For what its worth im an 8 in the Loake Aldwych and Churchill and whilst I can just squeeze into a Hiro size 8, 8.5 is optimal.
How did you do with the Olfe? IIRC I read a few pages back that you had ordered (?) both a Hiro and Olfe shoe as well.
post #9149 of 12107
^thanks Osiris

Same thing with the Hiro last for me. I think I went up to a 8.5 and wear a 7.5 in the loake kempton chukka. Feels pretty comfortable now. Had the size 8 in Hiro before and it was horrible in my feet
post #9150 of 12107
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With those as your only comparisons I am pretty sure you will be screwed. Mostly b/c those are all blobby lasts.

 

Meemin generally makes sleeker lasts. And so sizing the width is more important.

If you are willing to take the plunge (Which may be reckless) you could go an ask meermin for the physical sizing of the lasts and try to size up that way. But you may end up with 1-2 retries you will have to go through.

 

Do any other fine shoe makers exist in the AU? Get sized by them and then compare your sizing their to that here.

I have to wholeheartedly disagree with the assertion that Olfe and Hiro are "blobby" lasts. I think we need to keep things in perspective. I could just as easily say some of Meermin (or other, higher-end shoemakers) make such sleek, pointy lasts as to be largely unwearable. I find the Hiro, for example, to be an extremely good balance between the so-called blobbiness of a Barrie and the sleeker G&G-type lasts. Those G&G type lasts are beautiful to look at, but on my feet, they;d look ostentatious as hell. Lasting style is about balance, if you want a nice shoe with nice leather that will last 5-10 years or more. Look, this is all subjective. Some people consider the Barrie unwearable for its width and roundness. Others see the Barrie as the quintessential shape. But, in my opinion, calling the Hiro and Olfe lasts "blobby" because they're not "chiseled" is losing a bit of perspective on what they are. We're not talking Kenneth Cole square toes, for goodness sakes.

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