Meermin Mallorca Shoes

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

  1. zargoz

    zargoz Senior member

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    I recently received cigar PTBs from the last run and as far as I can recall they are made from the Italian shell. Upon arrival they suffered from excess polish application but after wiping and buffing with a damp cloth they looked much better. I agree with the "softer and more flexible" description, this shell is moreso than any of my Horween shoes (several Aldens and two AEs). The Meermins do not have the glossy topcoat that Aldens come with, the shell is matte and (to me) more natural looking.

    I am only two wears in so I can't say how the material will stack up in the long run. But for the price paid I am satisfied so far, enough so that I also jumped in on the cigar LWBs Meermin ran a few weeks ago.
     
  2. grovester

    grovester Active Member

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    Thank you! This is exactly the type of info I was looking for. I am glad to see that their new shell is better. I heard a lot of stories of how dry their old shell was.
     
  3. Webbo

    Webbo Senior member

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    I picked up my cigar PTB's today from the last MTO. The shell does look good and definitely not dry. They are as little stiff straight out of the box so let's see how they go with wear. I have to say the color is great and the overall quality of the construction very good indeed. I am pleased and for the price point I think they are exceptional value.
     
  4. Braindrain232

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    Ok, not the newest of the Meermins out there but received this yesterday and tried on today. Elton last, antique copper. Luckily, it fits like a glove but now I fully understand the "stiffness" of the shoe.

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  5. AndyBass

    AndyBass New Member

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    What is the size of your shoes?
    What is the length of your feet?

    I'm considering to buy the same shoes, but I'm not sure what size to select.
    I wrote to Meermin but I didn't get any response.
     
  6. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    I think they might not be respondng to avoid conflict with sizes. Use the size guide they have for every last. It's a bit more easier.
     
  7. jdp234

    jdp234 Well-Known Member

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    The stock loss issue with the new website never went away. There are, sadly, several shoes I was planning to buy that appear to have vanished into the memory hole. Snuff suede quarter-brogue oxfords and snuff suede elton double monks just up and disappeared.
     
  8. Braindrain232

    Braindrain232 Member

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    It's not quite that easy. They do fit TTS in that I ordered 1 full size down from my US size. I am between US 7-7.5 so I ordered UK6. However, it is a very slim last so unless you know your feet can fit into a last like that, you my want to only go down by a half size.
     
  9. Aleks G.

    Aleks G. New Member

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    Guys please, need your advise,

    I have European / Italian size 43.5-44 (44 is more preferable size). What size of Elton shape Meermin Mallorca Classic Model 101565 shoes should I take? 10UK (44European) or 10.5UK (44.5Euroepan) as Meermin Elton toe (last) shape is long but narrow. I have steep foot instep (incline) and prefer not a snug feel for the foot (I like when the foot "breathes").

    Thanks for any help!
     
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  10. kindofyoung

    kindofyoung Senior member

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    I've had my double-monks for a while now, but unfortunately after the first wedding wearing them I realized a half size up would have been a better fit. Luckily the major issue was that the heel cup cut into my foot, which could be largely remedied by a visit to the local cobbler, and I was able to wear them comfortable enough for a wedding this weekend.
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    The instep on my right foot is still slightly too high/large for the fit to be optimal which I can definitely feel by the end of the day, but I'm hopeful they'll soften up from further wear and either way I can manage one day just fine.

    Bonus: I now know the right size to pick for future purchases :thumbs-up:
     

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