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.
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.