Originally Posted by tommygoodkin
It's a measurement of the length of the sole. It's kind of irrelevant unless you're comparing shoes that have very similar lasts and welt sizes.
If you are unsure of your size I would shoot them an email including either your foot measurements or your size in a popular last (i.e allen edmonds park avenue).
Interesting - especially since all my dress shoes measure out to approx. 290mm from heel to tip. It would make more since if their measurement was for the actual leather/last (ie: not including the sole/the few mm that reach past the actual tip of the leather). The AE's I have on now (Vernon's) the length of the actual leather is around the 280mm mark, which is a lot closer to the Meermin sizing.
I have talked to Luisa and she recommended the 6.5UK after sending her my measurements, but I don't want to blindly order $500 shoes without having some kind of comfort knowing they will fit
Not sure if I'm using the right terminology, but I think you guys can get what I'm trying to say....