Originally Posted by El Argentino
Would you mind letting me know how much those ran you new? I've been lusting passionately after the Carmina saddle double monks but have heard good things about Meermin too. Any info you could provide would be very appreciated.
I'd stay far away from Meermin...I know they're SF darlings but the shoe is basically Made in China, and I know that its not always a qualification for poor quality, but, well, in my mind I will always associate Made in China with poor quality. I know the Carminas are significantly more, but to me its worth it to know that the $$ spent is not going to some underpaid factory worker. Its one of the reasons I turned to Alden, I know they treat their workers with respect. I have a feeling the Meermin shoes are basically shipped fully made to Spain, shoelaces are inserted and that makes them "Made in Spain".
Anyway, enough of my rant, my favorite boots on today:
Cold in NY today, but not as cold as the Mets will be tonight!