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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.
     


  5. Zerase

    Zerase Active Member

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    I am looking for an autumnal shoe and the grain longwings on the Rui last, interests me. I wear 7,5 UK in both Loake Capital and Carmina Rain, but 7 UK in Carlos Santos 234. I have quite a high instep and wide feet. Does anyone here have derbies on the Rui last and can comment what size they have on that shoe and on the other last mentioned, please?
     


  6. Bojan Zebic

    Bojan Zebic New Member

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    RUI last shoud fit you fine, they’re generally pretty big and wide last meaning long as well, so let’s say you should half size down from your normal size. I for example wear size 44/10 in majority of Vass lasts but in RUI I would need 43.5 so 9.5. Generally the shoes are very nice the scotch grain they use seems high quality.


    uUI
     


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