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Meermin Mallorca Shoes

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

  1. Usonian

    Usonian Senior member

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    re: the most recent discussion on meermins quality, i also struggle to fully advocate for them. I own three pairs, all on the hiro last. one pair is LM, one GMTO, and one standard offering. the soles in the LM are squeaky as fuuuuhhhhh, i think it's a loose shank, but i'm not sure i want to pay the fee to resole them to find out. the GMTO had a commando sole over a double leather sole, and the actual upper construction (chukka style) came loose after a year or so of wearing, but the sole is still hardly pliable. they're not exactly comfortable. my last pair, the standard pair of chukkas, has been totally fine. After almost 2 years of wearing them constantly (like 2-3 times a week), the only issue is that i wore through the sole and i need to get them resoled.

    I'd buy them off ebay, but i can't imagine i'll be paying full price for them again. they LOOK amazing for the price, but after a while, i'm not sure they're worth the price. i'm also not in grad school anymore, so i don't feel as bad paying for CS or carmina haha.
     


  2. gbandi

    gbandi Senior member

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    With all due respect, if you wanna wear dress boots, you need the right pants. Hem with minimal or no break and relatively slim fit.

    On the shoe aspect, I had the same boot and gave it away. Meermin lasts, specially hiro are getting to look boring for me. Elton is a bit smarter but hiro is a classic old fashioned English look. I am still in my 40's and could handle something better
     


  3. freshstyle

    freshstyle Senior member

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    How would you compare quality of Meermin to Allen Edmonds Firsts?
     


  4. 007Bond

    007Bond Senior member

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    I have bought both and I would say the AE are much better, the Meermin is more like a AE third with stiffer leather that takes time to break in. Maybe worse did you see the one guy got a Meermin with a rusty nail inside that's insane.
     


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