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post #9241 of 11984
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Originally Posted by rqc0 View Post

Ok, good idea.  I went to a Century 21 earlier this week to find an AE for comparison, but they didn't have any.

Will try Nordstrom Rack, maybe they will have?  Thanks again for the tip. 


Has it been widely agreed that a Meermin is 1 full size smaller?

Thanks.

Allen Edmonds and Meermin each use many different lasts in their line, so such a comparison is difficult to make. You are far better off asking Meermin for advice based on your measurements IMHO.
post #9242 of 11984
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Originally Posted by Irish View Post
 

Tell me if I have this right re: museum calf.  1) the plum museum on Olfe is now available, and will be a permanent LM offering;  2) the brown museum on Olfe will be available soon as a permanent LM offering; 3) an MTO is being organized for black-grey museum on the new chisel last.  

 

Beautiful shoe in all colors, and I'm planning to pick up at least one.  I just want to make sure I've got it right.    

 

You are correct on this. With regards to the plum museum and dark brown, they now have small quantities but will be getting more of it. But the plan is to make it a permanent fixture =)

post #9243 of 11984
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Originally Posted by HughJ View Post

Allen Edmonds and Meermin each use many different lasts in their line, so such a comparison is difficult to make. You are far better off asking Meermin for advice based on your measurements IMHO.

I'd have to disagree on this. When I emailed Meermin with measurements, they came back with a size way too large. It's a lot easier to get someone who owns a Meermin last I'm interested in compare their sizing in an AE last that I already own. While i agree that you can't compare all AE lasts to all Meermin lasts for a general Meermin size, giving overall length and width measurements doesn't take into account low/high insteps, whether you have wide midfoot/toe box, narrow heels, etc.
post #9244 of 11984
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Originally Posted by rc121 View Post

I'd have to disagree on this. When I emailed Meermin with measurements, they came back with a size way too large. It's a lot easier to get someone who owns a Meermin last I'm interested in compare their sizing in an AE last that I already own. While i agree that you can't compare all AE lasts to all Meermin lasts for a general Meermin size, giving overall length and width measurements doesn't take into account low/high insteps, whether you have wide midfoot/toe box, narrow heels, etc.

Certainly, as you qualified, he will need to note which AE last works for him. I just wanted to make sure rqc0 was aware of this additional variable, as he appeared to be under the impression that a brand to brand comparison could be made. Apologies if not.
post #9245 of 11984
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Originally Posted by rqc0 View Post
 

 

Ok, good idea.  I went to a Century 21 earlier this week to find an AE for comparison, but they didn't have any.

 

Will try Nordstrom Rack, maybe they will have?  Thanks again for the tip. 


Has it been widely agreed that a Meermin is 1 full size smaller?

 

Thanks.

Make sure to find some thing on the AE 5 last that is the one that is closest to meermin widths.

post #9246 of 11984
Hey all! Been reading this thread for a while, but this is my first post. I have been eyeing up a pair of meermins for the last six months or so. I was actually able to go to the NYC trunk show and get sized up, which was great. Ended up ordering a couple pairs of the classic line just to see how they wear initially. Figured I'd post a few pics since I'm really happy with the purchase. FYI, came over from allen edmonds which just never fit my feet 100%, no matter what last I tried. My initial reaction is that both the olfe and hiro definitely fit 100% better in 8.5 UK than any AE I have. For your viewing pleasure:





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@rogejo321: Do you prefer the Hiro or Olfe last?
post #9248 of 11984
I like them both. If I had to pick, probably the olfe, but I like the shape of the hiro too. The actually look a little more sleek than I remember from last time in person. To be honest, I have become more and more picky about toe shape, and I would be very happy with either of these. I also tried on the new rey last when I went to the trunk show, and liked those too. I think meermin does a good job with the shape of their lasts.
post #9249 of 11984
Is olfe last narrower and longer?
post #9250 of 11984
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Originally Posted by rqc0 View Post

I laid a tape measure on the floor and put my foot on top to get my measurements, is this the proper method? From 2nd long toe to heel, I am about 26.5cm in length (do I measure to the back of my heel that actually touches the floor, or all the way up the curve of the heel that goes a few more mms?)
And about 11cm in width where my foot is widest at ball of foot to the other side.
Is this a standard measurement for a US size 10?

Hard to tell from your description, but probably not.

I recommend to find a wall and use this as the starting point for your measuring tape. A wall in the bathroom is probably the best option, since you can fix the measuring tape to the floor with Scotch tape. Put your heel against the wall, and check the length to your longest toe.

Also, measure in Millimeter and don't round up or down to half a Centimeter.

To give you an idea why this is important: If your foot length were truely 265 mm, your reference size(s) would be a UK 8 and US 9. With that foot length, the average ball width would be something close to 102 mm. 110 mm would be very (very) wide. This is not a D width. I'd expect something more like a EE or EEE.

So, my guess is you probably mismeasured. It's important to stand upright while measuring, since kneeling will decrease your foot length, and affect any information you'll get.

Hope this helps.
post #9251 of 11984
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Originally Posted by leetpuma View Post
 

Make sure to find some thing on the AE 5 last that is the one that is closest to meermin widths.

Ok... I was at a bespoke shop today and they had a footbed measuring tool, so I used that.

 
I took pictures of it with my foot in it, and I came out a 42 in European measurements... but by the conversion tables online that would make me smaller than a US10.  (Also, maybe sneakers and regular shoe sizing are different from quality shoe sizing?)
 
It's a bit blurry for the width and arch measurements, but I think I am a standard width which I thought was D, but according to the tool description I am a E, is that correct?
 
And I asked them about the arch measurement, but not many knew about that.
 
I'm attaching the photos, which I also just sent to Luisa.
 
Do you guys think this info is sufficient or do I still need to go track down an AE/Nordstrom store and find an AE 5 last? 
 
Thanks in advance, I appreciate your help.
 

 

 

 

 

 

post #9252 of 11984
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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

Is olfe last narrower and longer?

That seems correct based on what I can feel initially. And after having each on for a little while, I can comment a bit further. So I believe I have a somewhat low instep. I figured the olfe might fit better, and in fact it does seem to. I actually tried on the hiro classic line bals at the trunk show and when laced, the quarters touched together. However, with these olfe bals, there's a good small gap. With that being said, there is also a fit difference between a dub monk and a bal, so I will reserve more commentary until I get a better feel for them.
post #9253 of 11984
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Originally Posted by Claus View Post


Hard to tell from your description, but probably not.

I recommend to find a wall and use this as the starting point for your measuring tape. A wall in the bathroom is probably the best option, since you can fix the measuring tape to the floor with Scotch tape. Put your heel against the wall, and check the length to your longest toe.

Also, measure in Millimeter and don't round up or down to half a Centimeter.

To give you an idea why this is important: If your foot length were truely 265 mm, your reference size(s) would be a UK 8 and US 9. With that foot length, the average ball width would be something close to 102 mm. 110 mm would be very (very) wide. This is not a D width. I'd expect something more like a EE or EEE.

So, my guess is you probably mismeasured. It's important to stand upright while measuring, since kneeling will decrease your foot length, and affect any information you'll get.

Hope this helps.

Hi,

 

Thanks for your input, we just happened to post at the same time.

 

Could you check my most recent post and give your thoughts on that?  (Sorry if the pics are too blurry?)

 

Thanks so much.

post #9254 of 11984
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Originally Posted by rqc0 View Post

Hi,

Thanks for your input, we just happened to post at the same time.

Could you check my most recent post and give your thoughts on that?  (Sorry if the pics are too blurry?)

Thanks so much.

that sizing looks more like 42.5 EE. This is why you need to try on some other dress shoes (hopefully from AE). You cannot gauge your sizing based on sneakers, especially if you have wide feet. I wear a 10-10.5 in most Nikes, so when I first went to dry on dress shoes I was trying around that size. Well guess what? I worked my way all the way down to a size 8 in Allen Edmonds, albeit in a EEE width.
post #9255 of 11984
New to meermin and I placed an order a few hours ago and got a confirmation email and then just recently got another email saying status has changed but when I log on, there's nothing different. Just says order introduced into system

How exactly do I pay for the shoes? Via paypal or cc?
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