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post #9181 of 11561

Another dumb question.
 

Is their any difference between boot versus shoe sizing in meermin?

 

So if I fit very snug/good fit on 7.5 UK olfe shoe

will I also fit 7.5UK olfe on an meermin boot?

post #9182 of 11561
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Originally Posted by leetpuma View Post
 

Another dumb question.
 

Is their any difference between boot versus shoe sizing in meermin?

 

So if I fit very snug/good fit on 7.5 UK olfe shoe

will I also fit 7.5UK olfe on an meermin boot?

 

I think that would depend on your feet and preference.

 

For me its the same.

 

In other unrelated news, Meermin will be sourcing its museum calf from now on with Tannery Haas.

post #9183 of 11561
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Originally Posted by terrorsquad View Post
 

 

I think that would depend on your feet and preference.

 

For me its the same.

 

In other unrelated news, Meermin will be sourcing its museum calf from now on with Tannery Haas.


Thanks terror :)

I will have to try the same then


Also one other question someone may know.

Does shell cordovan expand like calf leather?

For instance I know in my calf-leather shoes started snug but after a week of wear were very comfortable. Will shell cordovan loosen up the same way?

post #9184 of 11561
Shell will loosen up, but it will take longer.
post #9185 of 11561
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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

Shell will loosen up, but it will take longer.


Ok good to know. I knew shell had a tighter grain but I wasn't sure if it would expand the same way.

 

I am so excited my first pair of:
1) shell

2) balmoral boots

3) sleek last/no heel slip (unlike AE :P )

post #9186 of 11561
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Originally Posted by leetpuma View Post
 


Thanks terror :)

I will have to try the same then


Also one other question someone may know.

Does shell cordovan expand like calf leather?

For instance I know in my calf-leather shoes started snug but after a week of wear were very comfortable. Will shell cordovan loosen up the same way?

 

From my experience, shell would not stretch, at least not the same as calf.

post #9187 of 11561
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Originally Posted by cappedncollared View Post


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.

thanks!

 

i'm a little nervous so am going to try on some loake's & see how i go...& maybe come back & do a bit more reading if i'm still not sure

post #9188 of 11561
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Originally Posted by hkpm View Post
 

 

From my experience, shell would not stretch, at least not the same as calf.

 

 

Just an small update. I should have searched before I asked:

 

http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/showthread.php?93024-Alden-Breakin-Will-Cordovan-Stretch.

Looks like most report it does losen to fit over time.

post #9189 of 11561
so... if I were a 5.5 in Carmina's rain last and I wanted to get a Meermin shell in Hiro... would I want to stay the same size or go up half ?

Carmina's Rain last took a few wears to get it to stretch to my comfort.
post #9190 of 11561
Quick clarification - I apologize I can't find a clear answer:

So a MTO costs (with a base price of 260 euros) 260 euros + 100 euros for a total of 360?

thanks
post #9191 of 11561
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Originally Posted by francoamerican View Post

Quick clarification - I apologize I can't find a clear answer:

So a MTO costs (with a base price of 260 euros) 260 euros + 100 euros for a total of 360?

thanks


Yes. Unless you can buy 6 or more then there is no MTO up charge. (That is why their are many group buys in this forum)

 

MTO real cost will be = 260 + 100 + Customs fees + Shipping

MTO cost in the US is someting like = 260/1.21 + 100/1.21 + ((260+100)/1.21)*.08 + 35

 

All numbers about are euros

post #9192 of 11561
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Originally Posted by ianGP View Post

so... if I were a 5.5 in Carmina's rain last and I wanted to get a Meermin shell in Hiro... would I want to stay the same size or go up half ?

Carmina's Rain last took a few wears to get it to stretch to my comfort.

I take the same size in Rain and Hiro, but I find the Hiro fits me more comfortably out of the box than the Rain, which was uncomfortable across the width the first three to five wears but now fits perfectly. FWIW

post #9193 of 11561

^ I thought Rain was suppose to be wider than Hiro by a fair margin?

post #9194 of 11561
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Originally Posted by MSchapiro View Post
 

^ I thought Rain was suppose to be wider than Hiro by a fair margin?

I know most people say that, but I haven't found that to be the case in my experience. I found the Rain shoes (a captoe oxford) to be much stiffer than the Meermin shoes at first, but breaking in nicely. The Hiros (a suede double monk, a suede captoe oxford, a grained captoe oxford, and calf austerity brogue) to be very comfortable across my toes straight away. Like they say, everyone's feet are different!

post #9195 of 11561
BackGround:
Looking to purchase 3 pairs of shoes and through a ton of reading saw that Meermin offered a good 'bang-for-buck' shoe. I currently have a pair of AE Weybridge in 10D and Herring Churchill in 9UK. My Weybridges are a tad snug but good, my Herring Churchills fit me perfectly (11028 last).

I had a great experience with Herring: communication, service, shipping, product were all great. I first looked to their Premier range again to buy the 3 new pairs (2 browns and 1 black) I need for better rotation but with a wedding coming up in the Fall of this year I started to research slightly lower cost (but comparable quality shoes), thus this is where Meermin came in.

For Meermin I was looking at the 101198 in Dark Brown (standard captoe) on the Hiro last, the 102442 in Black on the Olfie last and the 102470 Burgundy on the Olfie last.

For Herring I was looking at the Churchill in Dark Brown, the Edward II in Burgundy and the Henery II in black.

Question 1
I've emailed back and forth with Lusia and she said I can fit into the size UK9 for both the Hiro and Olfie lasts. There's a lot of discussion around fit of these lasts, but does anyone have experience with the Herring/Cheaney 11028 last in comparision with the Hiro and Olfie lasts?

Question 2
Secondly, with Meermin I have to pay for customs and wait for around 30 days for the shoes (quoted my Lusia). With Herring I wouldn't have to do wait so long or pay customs, but their Premier range is a bit more expensive than the LM range, and the Herring Classic range is more expensive than the Meermin Classic Collection. Do you guys think the Meermin LM range is better than the Herring Premier range and worth the wait and customs charges?


Appreciate the help!

-Dave
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