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post #9196 of 11099
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 #9197 of 11099
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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 #9198 of 11099
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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 #9199 of 11099

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

post #9200 of 11099
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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 #9201 of 11099
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
post #9202 of 11099
DavidGD, can't answer question 1.

what do you mean by better? if you mean value, probably, but you have to wait and pay customs, which will increase your cost. Not sure why you don't get hit with customs with Herring.

If you mean quality, I seriously don't think so, Meermin's quality is at best in line with those Herrings, while been handwelted.

But I do like the lasts and designs of Meermin better.
post #9203 of 11099
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Originally Posted by eljlakers View Post

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

thx meng!
post #9204 of 11099
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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

DavidGD, can't answer question 1.

what do you mean by better? if you mean value, probably, but you have to wait and pay customs, which will increase your cost. Not sure why you don't get hit with customs with Herring.

If you mean quality, I seriously don't think so, Meermin's quality is at best in line with those Herrings, while been handwelted.

But I do like the lasts and designs of Meermin better.


I believe I don't have customs through Herring due to them shipping with Royal Post and not FedEx.

I truly think the quality between the Herring Premier line and the Meermin LM line will be pretty darn close, and me not being a shoe expert or aficionado I won't be able to tell much of a difference. So quality aside I think fit and style are my biggest factors. Fit being my biggest worry. Since I know my Herring Churchills fit perfectly its easy for the guys over at Herring to help me with other models, so that simplifies my Herring choices to just style. With Meermin, I like a lot of their styles, but am worried about how their lasts will fit. Does this make sense?
post #9205 of 11099
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Originally Posted by eljlakers View Post
 

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!


Interesting. How wide is your forefoot? I know I had a normal heel and a wide forefoot.

post #9206 of 11099
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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

Yup, that's like thee exact formula I have in my spreadsheet. I just multiply it by the exchange rate (just put the dollars per euro in the first cell) and voila. I use 8.5% since someone told me that was the rate.

Calf / Same Style Last ($490 at 1.37 dollars per euro)

=(((260/1.21)+(100/1.21)+35)*$A$1)+((((260/1.21)+(100/1.21))*$A$1)*0.085)

Museum Calf / Same Style Last ($539)

=(((300/1.21)+(100/1.21)+35)*$A$1)+((((300/1.21)+(100/1.21))*$A$1)*0.085)

Calf / Different Last ($552)

=(((260/1.21)+(150/1.21)+35)*$A$1)+((((260/1.21)+(150/1.21))*$A$1)*0.085)

Museum Calf / Different Last ($601)

=(((300/1.21)+(150/1.21)+35)*$A$1)+((((300/1.21)+(150/1.21))*$A$1)*0.085)

Could be more efficient but I'm an excel noob.
post #9207 of 11099
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Originally Posted by eljlakers View Post

Same deal with me. No firm order from me, just some exploratory questions about leather/style availability three different times, and no response. I chalked up the silence at first to travel/holidays. But now, it's like, I can certainly find other uses for $400+ without chasing him down.

Completely agree...why should I be chasing down someone to give my money away. Very unfortunate but it looks like I'm going to have to go to Vass to get my museum calf
post #9208 of 11099
Hi guys!
 
 
We hope you are doing great!
 
 
We keep working hard to offer a better & better service & product every day. And this coming month there are some really exciting things upcoming, that we will unveil over the time here.
 
 
We will be introducing some more new leather options along with some new styles that we are confident that you'll love & enjoy as much as we do!
 
 
For the moment here is a small sneak peak that we hope you'll like: Our Linea Maestro punched cap toe in Plum Museum calf handwelted on the Olfe last. You can find more information HERE!
 
 
 
We will try to keep you updated in timely manner through this channel!
 
 
Thanks for your support & interest Sirs!
 
 
Best regards,
 
 
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post #9209 of 11099
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post #9210 of 11099
Great, they are adding additional styles.

Did anyone get trees with their MTO's?
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