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Meermin Mallorca Shoes

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

  1. tkentt

    tkentt Member

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    Has anyone else not received any news from them lately?
    I ordered two pairs of shoes just over a month ago, one being the 10172 dark brown natucalf - uk 9.5, which arrived 10 days ago, but my other pair - 101273 black calf uk 9 have not arrived yet :( I
    've tried emailing them which was a week ago, and no response....so I am not quite sure what to think. I live in Australia so it could be shipping, but as I said, I ordered both pairs at the same time, on the same invoice, and one came almost 2 weeks ago, and I received the shipping details for that one, but havent heard of any news about the black pair......HELP
     
  2. konda

    konda Senior member

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    ^they are most likely closed for their summer vacation. And don't fret over delivery times - many times Meermin builds the pair you order from scratch so the delivery time can be 20 days or 45 days. Most likely your shoes will arrive in a separate shipment with no extra shipping charges to you. Meermin has very, very good (considering it is a Spanish company, I'd say amazingly good) customer service, but at least in my case Sandro, who is taking care of my order, didn't mention my HIRO monks are delayed until I asked her for an update on delivery times. He/she did however offer to send my 1st AMA wholecuts right away and then my monks later free of delivery charges.

    skeen7908: You asked about size comparison with Loake... I'm still waiting for my HIRO last monks, but for the AMA last I can say, that at least in size UK 11.5 the AMA last would compare to a Capital/Pennine/024/026 in approx UK 11 (I'd love to say 10.75 because this is how I actually feel) in length and in width it falls somewhere around a 026 or a Pennine. The AMA IS wide. Too wide for a UK F last wearer. Then again so many people wear shoes that are too wide in fitting anyway...
     
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  3. Jmen

    Jmen Well-Known Member

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    I don't think Sandro is a 'she'...
     
  4. konda

    konda Senior member

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    Em spaniards... go figure...
     
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  5. newtoshoes

    newtoshoes Well-Known Member

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    I'm also very pleased with the service Meermin offers.

    I contacted Sandro concerning the upper edge of the tongue that is a little of a different colour. Sandro advised me to try to polish it myself using black wax or to give the shoes to a shoemaker to solve the issue and they would refund me the fee for that.
     
  6. AHS

    AHS Senior member

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    Today I received the LM double monks in dark brown on their narrow New Rey last. Ordered about a month ago.. Took about three weeks for them to ship out... And from Spain to San Francisco in about five days.

    While I was a little disappointed that there was a three-week delay in sending them out, their Customer Service was really great. (And I am very happy to report that there was no customs upcharge.)

    I am pleased with the shoes. Color seems a darker brown than the website. I'm a US 11 b and the 10 fit well out of the box. I plan to take them out tomorrow for their maiden voyage.

    AHS
     
  7. kashmir

    kashmir Senior member

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    Just checking, you guys manage to order non-MTO models that are not from the online shop, right?

    I contacted Pepe regarding that and got forwarded to Luisa who stated that they are only selling those on the online shop... what gives?
     
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  8. ddsg

    ddsg Well-Known Member

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    Could you snap a few pics? Would love to see them in action.
     
  9. nickwjd

    nickwjd Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone here been wearing their leather soled Meermins in wet weather? I'm in Singapore where rain is a common occurrence and I'm planning to get the double monks and the LWBs from Meermin. Both have leather soles (although the LWB has a double one IIRC) and I'm wondering if, given proper time to dry after a wet day and also regular application of mink oil/polish to the soles, will they be OK for such use?

    Or is it just asking for trouble? I don't really want to have to topy them if possible.
     
  10. hendrix

    hendrix Senior member

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    mink oil + a beeswax dubbin or leather conditioner and they should be fine, assuming they use a proper oak, quebracho or chestnut tanned outsole. You could email meermin and ask them about the source of their sole bends.
     
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  11. tacit

    tacit New Member

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    The soles, in my experience, wear out rather quickly even in dry/damp weather. Within one day of wearing my new Mermins out in Singapore, the sole around the toe area showed substantial wear. Since topying them, though, they've been a joy to wear in both good and wet weather.
     
  12. nickwjd

    nickwjd Well-Known Member

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    Ah someone with experience in the same climate. :D I assume you also spend a lot of time walking between MRTs and buses as well?

    I'm worried about excessive wear on the soles, particularly since it's not feasible to resole them here. I believe only EdEtAl is capable of properly fixing a goodyear shoe and he charges upwards of $100 no?
     
  13. kashmir

    kashmir Senior member

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    I shall chime in: I have a leather sole Loake (1880) made shoes that have had heavy use throughout last year (minimum 3 days a week). MRT and buses should be fine; and I have been wearing them through a few heavy rains and one walk past a flooded area (!). I brought them to Ed Et Al for checking once and he said the front part of the sole is a bit worn out (the part that left the ground last during walking). But the rest is okay; I've replaced the heels twice along the way. Will probably consider metal taps.

    This pair, before I bought my second, were truly my only pair of shoes to wear everywhere. I think if you are in a better situation- meaning you have many others in rotation- they would suffer much less wear. My second pair was double leather and obviously looks like it's gonna take much longer years before I need to even consider adding protection.
     
  14. nickwjd

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    That sounds encouraging, although Loake's soles may be very different from Meermin's for all we know. A pair of cheap blake-stitched Italian oxfords I got from Tang's have been holding up well despite getting soaked a few times, so perhaps I worry too much.

    tacit: Just curious, where do you send your shoes for topy?
     
  15. Engi

    Engi Senior member

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    I suggest you to order the shoes with double leather sole at least (or directly with rubber sole).

    Ciao

    Engi
     
  16. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    My Meermin cap toe oxfords have been worn quite frequently and the toe part of the sole looked like it was wearing out too fast; but once it reached a certain degree of wear, it didn't go any further. They are holding up really well.
     
  17. meister

    meister Senior member

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    Time to Topy and fix the problem and slippage when wet.
     
  18. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    I usually don't put topys on my shoes... besides the toe wear, which isn't progressing any further, the soles are holding up well. But they are definitely slippery when whet, I've already hit the ground twice [​IMG]

    In any case, I might consider toe taps.
     
  19. hendrix

    hendrix Senior member

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    This is like most leather soles i've experienced- they look like they're wearing out quickly from the first wearing but it's just the varnish finish being broken and they actually last quite long.

    That said, there are leather soles and then there are leather soles, and as much as I hate to perpetuate marketing and groupthink I have found my rendenbach soles to be significantly more durable than my other soles (the tannery of origin I don't know).
     
  20. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    Personal experience is not a perpetuation of marketing and groupthink if indeed you have, based on your observations, noticed a difference.
     

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