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Meermin Mallorca Shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by asturiano, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. Estryl

    Estryl Member

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    Thanks for the info! [​IMG][​IMG]
    BTW: what's the wating time for these at the moment? did you get any timeframe?
     
  2. d0h15

    d0h15 Well-Known Member

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    Hard to say what the waiting time for light browns is as I also ordered another pair (not light brown) for a friend.. According to Sandro the order will be shipped in around 30 days.
     
  3. kwhunter

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    I think they don't want to sell to Americans any more, too picky...
     
  4. Calikid

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    so far so good on my cuero shells... I really like them... I can try to post some pics today or tomorrow...
     
  5. bellyhungry

    bellyhungry Well-Known Member

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    Nice pics NS1.
     
  6. stevent

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    Got almost an instant reply on the info@meermin, though they are not replaced splitting soles anymore, only offered to pay for repairs
     
  7. Frankie22

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    Then they will lose a ton of business. Id bet Americans are making up the bulk of their orders.
     
  8. stevent

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    Honestly I doubt this, SF is probably one of the few places they have much traction. Most people would never consider buying shoes from Spain and paying over PayPal

    Spain is still pretty b&m setup, so I'd say they get a ton of sales in store, plus their Japanese store as well
     
  9. Frankie22

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    Everytime I've talked to those folks they are slammed with SF orders.
    Maybe a better way to put it would be they would lose a big piece of business.
     
  10. Scotty

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    I want to try this brand so I ordered this simple blucher from the Classic collection but they're out of stock till, probably, next month:

    [​IMG]

    Any comments on the classic collection ? I read all this thread and everybody seems to be buying Linea Maestro.
     
  11. alex6669

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    Most of the doublemonks you see in the thread is from the classic collection and some others as my snuff suede wholecut.
    They classic collection is great for the low price.
     
  12. Scotty

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    Thanks, Then I hope I can get these next month :fonz:
     
  13. minervau

    minervau Well-Known Member

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    I've gotten my first pair from the Classic Collection (black captoe oxfords) and I'm pretty impressed overall. I'm by no means a shoe expert but I cannot discern a clear difference between these and Allen Edmonds, of which I have several pairs. Of course, the true test will come years down the line when I can really tell how long these have lasted and how they hold up to resoling.

    I would recommend these shoes to anyone given the price range they occupy. They are great pieces for everyday wear, especially for someone who wants to wear well-made, attractive shoes but doesn't really want to treat them like precious, delicate goods (as I would have to if I were paying $1,000 for a pair of Edward Greens).
     
  14. chogall

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    Not the best in finish but on par with other shoes in its price range today. Only had experience in Linea Maestro line.
     
  15. bboysdontcryy

    bboysdontcryy Well-Known Member

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    I don't think Meermin's leather soles are as sturdy as Allen Edmonds. I wear them out once and they look like I've walked in them for a week. Their 'dainite' soles are okay and better than their leather soles.
     
  16. chogall

    chogall Well-Known Member

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    I am no leather expert, but how do you judge the leather sole sturdiness based on visual inspection?
     
  17. bboysdontcryy

    bboysdontcryy Well-Known Member

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    No, not on visual inspection of a new leather sole. Just based on the way its worn out after similar number of wears. I know the counter-argument is that one might walk differently yada yada, but tbh, I honestly see that the Meermin's soles wear out faster than AE.

    *I just like to brush off my shoes after each wear, so I always notice the soles (particularly the heels and the tips).

    I think there were similar opinions embedded somewhere in this thread.
     
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2012
  18. dieworkwear

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    I can only imagine this being true if the wearer buys used Allen Edmonds, but brand new Meermins. Leather soles wear down very quickly in the first few wearings, possibly a couple dozen. After that, they wear as normal. This has been true for every pair of brand new shoes I've ever bought. Meermins may actually wear down more slowly because of the metal nails inserted into tip of the sole.
     
  19. hendrix

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    +1. it's disconcerting at first, but it's just the way it is.
     
  20. stevent

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    Yeah soles seem perfectly fine on mine in terms of wear patterns (they did split though :fu: )
     

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