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Meermin Mallorca Shoes

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

  1. 7_rocket

    7_rocket Senior member

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    Got a link?
     


  2. 007Bond

    007Bond Senior member

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    Assuming you are in the US if not you can switch to the other site https://www.carminashoemaker.us/men-outlet-shoes

    Now again average is $300 I see some loafer for $262 what happens is the longer the style is there and the fewer the available sizes the lower the price goes. They do a big restock every once in awhile and then add single items at random so you have to keep an eye out.
     


  3. josef1

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    I'll probably just wait for it like you do the next time around. It's honestly my first time buying off ebay so I wasn't aware of that culture haha eBay isn't widely used in my country. Thanks for the tip tho! Cheers!
     


  4. TokenMao

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    Carmina retails for $450, Vass retails for ~$600, so it isn't really fair to compare the two due to the price difference. I would also say that "no comparison in terms of quality" is a gross exaggeration, but to each their own. Vass is higher quality than Carmina, but you would expect that to be the case considering you're paying more for it. The MTO part (made to your own specification, leather, design, etc.) is not unique to handwelted shoes. Carmina offers a MTO program as well where you can customize a lot of different features.
     


  5. Bojan Zebic

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    Hm the Vass MTO shoes are exactly 460€ when you order in their shop 145.000Huf, so 540$.

    The difference beetween handwelting the shoe and machine welting is huge. I don’t know if you have ever witnessed it in person and how hard it is to make handwelted shoes with 2 needles and how much time it takes compared to machine welting. The Vass are a steal for that money as English companies charge over 1000€ + for handwelting.
    The Vass MTO lets you not only decide colour and leather but as they hand make soles and heels from leather (as opposed to many companies that use pre made heels from leatherboard) it is possible to get different thickness of the sole and heel especially, so if I ask the heels to be 4.2cm on my boots and 3,4cm on the shoes I will get exactly that, at no extra charge, as well as rubber protective mats on the leather sole at no extra charge, burnishing etc. So compared to anything on the market they’re a steal if you know exactly what you wanna make of your shoe.

    On the other hand Meermin has a great price and value for money for what you get. 160€ for the shoes 220€ for boots. They’re machine welted like Carmina and even though Carmina has better attention to detail I wouldn’t call it double better. As for the leather the Meermin leather is as good as any since they use both D’Annonay and Du Puy.
     


  6. Bojan Zebic

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    I have just checked on their webpage Carmina’s are 395€, Meermin 160€ so more than 3 times difference. And Carmina’s regular shoes at 395€ are very close to handwelted MTO Vass at 460€. So for me if you would like value for money Meermin is the right price, if you want to design shoe for yourself and get a handwelted shoes again there is nothing bettter on the market to Vass. Normal Carmina’s are just overpriced for a machine welted shoes, outlet and sales are of course not included.
     


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