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post #1996 of 3348
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Originally Posted by Trqmaster View Post

Meermin does make some nice shoes but the risk of getting a bad one and their poor communication makes it too risky. Best to spend more and know you are getting a better product. Plus, while prices are higher, there are many nice boots to be had from different makers. JFitz, Skoak, CobblerU, etc.

This.

When they get it right the result is a very nice product at an attractive price.

But they get it unacceptably wrong far too often for me.
post #1997 of 3348

A stormy day in the bay area, perfect for the Santoni winter boots.

 

post #1998 of 3348
clarksdb, those look fine, yes, and theirs is a hit-or-miss operation. I wager they've expanded too quickly or increased production quotas too quickly, and the Chinese shoemakers are chopping and rushing pairs while the Spanish dudes just send them onwards and hope the customer won't notice anything. If they'd only give more time for the production folks, Meermin might just offer the most shoe for your money on the market (French calfskin uppers, hand-welting, tight welts, stacked heels, full leather shoe, etc.)
post #1999 of 3348
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

clarksdb, those look fine, yes, and theirs is a hit-or-miss operation. I wager they've expanded too quickly or increased production quotas too quickly, and the Chinese shoemakers are chopping and rushing pairs while the Spanish dudes just send them onwards and hope the customer won't notice anything. If they'd only give more time for the production folks, Meermin might just offer the most shoe for your money on the market (French calfskin uppers, hand-welting, tight welts, stacked heels, full leather shoe, etc.)

Agreed, at least based on what I've read. Just too many examples of negative results. Issues occur with all brands but there are some such as Meermin which seem to have more occurrences than others.

post #2000 of 3348
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

clarksdb, those look fine, yes, and theirs is a hit-or-miss operation. I wager they've expanded too quickly or increased production quotas too quickly, and the Chinese shoemakers are chopping and rushing pairs while the Spanish dudes just send them onwards and hope the customer won't notice anything. If they'd only give more time for the production folks, Meermin might just offer the most shoe for your money on the market (French calfskin uppers, hand-welting, tight welts, stacked heels, full leather shoe, etc.)

The main problem is not with chinese clickers or the closing they carry out in Singapore.  The problem comes from Inca (one of the main shoemaking production areas here), where they mount the outsoles (GYW or HW) and product passes QC.  Nonetheless, I had and issue with my booties and Meermin took care of it without any problem. 

post #2001 of 3348
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Originally Posted by Zapasman View Post

The main problem is not with chinese clickers or the closing they carry out in Singapore.  The problem comes from Inca (one of the main shoemaking production areas here), where they mount the outsoles (GYW or HW) and product passes QC.  Nonetheless, I had and issue with my booties and Meermin took care of it without any problem. 

Closing in Singapore? Its one of the most expensive cities to live in so I'll be quite surprised if true.
post #2002 of 3348

I thought meermins uppers were sewn in china and then closed/sole etc in spain so they could stamp made in spain on their shoes.

post #2003 of 3348
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Originally Posted by ecwy View Post


Closing in Singapore? Its one of the most expensive cities to live in so I'll be quite surprised if true.

Pardon me...Shanghai.:puzzled:

post #2004 of 3348
JL Jodphur Boot in Pewter Suede



post #2005 of 3348
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Originally Posted by Trqmaster View Post

I thought meermins uppers were sewn in china and then closed/sole etc in spain so they could stamp made in spain on their shoes.

This is my knowledge as well about the operation, enough stages carried out in Spain to get that label...a similar tactic used by the Italian fashion houses for many years now. It's a good enough decision as long as company X doesn't lie to the customer about origins, and a suitable price-quality deal is reached.

Zapasman, you wrote "The main problem is not with chinese clickers or the closing they carry out in Singapore." My Norvegese pair has a wonky stitching, like a slithering snake. This stage was carried out in China, so it's a Chinese problem. If the Sino-Norwegian error was visible from far off, I would have returned the pair.
post #2006 of 3348
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Originally Posted by gyasih View Post

JL Jodphur Boot in Pewter Suede


 

 

That is slick!

post #2007 of 3348
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post


This is my knowledge as well about the operation, enough stages carried out in Spain to get that label...a similar tactic used by the Italian fashion houses for many years now. It's a good enough decision as long as company X doesn't lie to the customer about origins, and a suitable price-quality deal is reached.

Zapasman, you wrote "The main problem is not with chinese clickers or the closing they carry out in Singapore." My Norvegese pair has a wonky stitching, like a slithering snake. This stage was carried out in China, so it's a Chinese problem. If the Sino-Norwegian error was visible from far off, I would have returned the pair.

My HW pair had some "grinning" flaws and I am almost sure it was fixed here.  I have been told by people at the shop and some other spanish competitor that the HW inseaming and the GYW process are made here (It makes sense to stitch the whole upper there doing the closing and send them here to mount insoles and outsoles).  Are you sure your norvegese stitching  was carry out in Shanghai??. Didn´t you send your shoes to China to be repaired?. There are still some mysteries here with regards shoemaking manufacturers, lol. 

post #2008 of 3348
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

That is slick!

Thank you
post #2009 of 3348

Alfred Sargent

post #2010 of 3348
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by gyasih View Post

JL Jodphur Boot in Pewter Suede


 

Very nice, Congrats!!

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