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G, i do. i will post it tomorrow, its past midnight here.for those who Pm'ed me, will also reply tomorrow
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K, thanks.
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Hi all, new user here.

 

I want to make the leap and purchase some Meermins, but I've never had any great luxury shoes before to be able to use as size comparison.

 

My limited comparisons are:

 

- US10 in most regular sneakers/shoes.

- US9.5 in Wolverine 1000

- US10 in John Varvatos Richard Cap Toe Shoe

- US10 in To Boot penny loafers, with an ever so slight looseness in heel

 

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?

 

I initially emailed Luisa the info that I am a size 10US and 9.5 in Wolverine 1k, but after I sent more info about my tape measurements, she said she could not make any size suggestions.

 

FYI, the shoes I am thinking of getting are:

 

1) 10172 - BLACK FEUDENBERG CALF (Luisa originally suggested size 9.5UK (New Rey).)
2) 102341 - Navy Double Monks (Suggested in size 9UK.) (New Rey)
3) 10165 - BURGUNDY NATURCALF (Suggested in size 9.5UK) (New Rey)

4) 101477 - BLACK SHELL CORDOVAN Boot (This might've just gotten removed 2 days ago??) (Hiro)

5) 102480 - PLUM MUSEUM CALF (Olfe last)

 

I'm trying to sift through the 600 forum pages for everyone else's sizing comparisons, but it's a bit much.

Also, I suppose I am ignorant about shoe widths, but I suspect I am a D if that is what is standard in the US.

 

Sorry for the big post, would just like to figure what size I am and get started with order...!

post #9244 of 11009
Your best bet is to go to Nordstrom or an Allen Edmonds store, try them on, and then your Meermin size is 1 size smaller. Hard to tell your foot size from a wolverine since they are so wide. Nice job skipping the AEs and going Meermin though. I don't think you could pick a better first shoe than a Meermin Plum Museum Olfe!
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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.    

post #9246 of 11009
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Originally Posted by Ironist View Post

Your best bet is to go to Nordstrom or an Allen Edmonds store, try them on, and then your Meermin size is 1 size smaller. Hard to tell your foot size from a wolverine since they are so wide. Nice job skipping the AEs and going Meermin though. I don't think you could pick a better first shoe than a Meermin Plum Museum Olfe!

 

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.

post #9247 of 11009
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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.
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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 #9249 of 11009
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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.
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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 #9251 of 11009
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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 #9252 of 11009
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:





post #9253 of 11009
@rogejo321: Do you prefer the Hiro or Olfe last?
post #9254 of 11009
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 #9255 of 11009
Is olfe last narrower and longer?
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