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I own a pair of monkstraps in the Elton last. To me, this is the sleekest and best looking last Meermin offers. That said, I don't think there's a dramatic difference between Elton and Olfe.
I am seeing some comments that are saying that Elton last is too pointy. Is that the case? Is Olfe less pointy then Elton?
 
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Thanks. I am seeing some thread that are saying that Elton last is little too pointy. Is this the case? Also is Olfe last pointy?
 

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I am seeing some comments that are saying that Elton last is too pointy. Is that the case? Is Olfe less pointy then Elton?
It depends on your personal preference. I prefer a more chiseled toe, and I can’t shake the feeling that overly rounded toes look like clown shoes to me. But it’s about what feels right and looks right to you.
 

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I am curious if anyone would be interested in an MTO for this type of boot (two materials) but in black: Burgundy boots. I'd prefer leather soles and a more elongated last (olfe) but hiro with rubber is OK.
 

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Another sizing question: Considering a pair of the unlined loafers, but having questions about sizing and fit. I'm a 9D brannock. Recently purchased the jodhpur boot in 8.5UK and a tassel loafer in an 8UK. Should I go with 8UK for the unlined loafer as well?
 

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Hi, sorry to start with a question but I have an issue : I'm interested in the last MTO that are built on the HOK last. I do not know it at all. On the site, it's described as a very comfortable one. It even seems to be bigger or wider than the RUI one. Has anyone ever tried or worn it? Has someone found measurments of the HOK?
I wear 7.5 UK in all lasts except Park (never tried) and Ron (8 UK) and Rui (7 UK for boots and 7.5 for the low boot). And I really wonder if I need to go in 7 or 7.5.
Thanks for your help if you can.
 
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I am super confused and shocked as to how they are producing a boot with Shinki Hikaku Tannery Cordovan with JR soles at this price... How are they able to pull this off for 440 USD.

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I am super confused and shocked as to how they are producing a boot with Shinki Hikaku Tannery Cordovan with JR soles at this price... How are they able to pull this off for 440 USD.

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Made in china + not horween Cordovan + terrible quality control + no refunds on MTO + you pay for exchange shipping for non MTO.
When all is fine, it's great shoes for the money, when all is not fine... Well... You know what you sign up for! (P.s. I have 3 meermins and only one was not reasonably perfect)
 

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The made in China part cuts down the price reasonably. I agree with that.

IMO, Shinki is a better tannery than Horween.

That is what concerns me a lot, the quality control issues. Making me think twice about ordering this..
 

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Many of you have made comments about QC and Customer Support issues with Meermin. I'd like to post a review about my excellent experiences over the past 3 months.

First, I ordered some shoes that somehow got lost in shipping. I emailed them and after a bit of back and forth they agreed to send me a new pair while the worked out the claim details with UPS. I got the second pair in 2 days and they were perfect. Then as it turns out the original pair showed up the next day...so I had 2 pairs of shoes and had only paid for one. I emailed them and they promptly sent me a label for return (which I did).

Then I ordered another pair of black cap toe oxfords...showed up 3 days later and are in excellent condition. $200 for good quality goodyear welted shoes is a great value. I've now got 5 pairs in total and all of them are excellent.
 

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Do they sell shoes out of their NYC store or is it just a showroom? I want to try their stuff on and maybe pick up some loafers while visiting next weekend.
 

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