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Can anyone comment on how the "city rubber" sole performs on ice and snow relative to Dainite or leather soles?
 

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Your the man to ask about this, what should we expect with the cordovan release this next few weeks, Shinki Cordovan boot. How would you say their quality compares to some of your (admittedly more expensive) boots?

Looking forward to the arrival as never owned Meermin before yet not a huge cordovan fan.
I’ve got several pairs of Meermin Shinki shell, and a few of the Italian shell maker Meermin uses as well? They are fine, I did have to put in some work moisturizing them.l, they were all quite dry initially. I’ve seen folks say they are up Horween standards, but I would say the Meermin shell doesn’t quite get there. However, I feel the Meermin are well worth the money paid.
 

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I’ve got several pairs of Meermin Shinki shell, and a few of the Italian shell maker Meermin uses as well? They are fine, I did have to put in some work moisturizing them.l, they were all quite dry initially. I’ve seen folks say they are up Horween standards, but I would say the Meermin shell doesn’t quite get there. However, I feel the Meermin are well worth the money paid.
Sounds in line with my Trickers shell which derives from Italy. Was dry initially but looks good now after some conditioning . Climate is pretty wet here so not sure how much wear they’ll get as can’t be bothered buffing night and day!

Thanks for the reply and will post pics upon their arrival which is scheduled for end of this month.
 

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I semi want a pair of shearling boots for the maybe one day a year I'd get to wear them in Atlanta just to be able to say I have a pair. But here's a semi-stupid question: do you still need socks with shearling?
I’m probably not the person to ask about sock-less because I don’t ever wear shoes without socks.
 

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Can anyone comment on how the "city rubber" sole performs on ice and snow relative to Dainite or leather soles?
Can’t speak to the specific merits but it’ll be in between I’d think. More practical/secure under foot than leather and not as robust or hardy as dainite. It’s intended as a wet weather alternate to leather on dressier boots and shoes.
 

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I semi want a pair of shearling boots for the maybe one day a year I'd get to wear them in Atlanta just to be able to say I have a pair. But here's a semi-stupid question: do you still need socks with shearling?
Of course you do: socks are mostly for hygiene purposes, your feet sweat and you don't want that moisture to stay in your boots.
 

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No need for shocks nor underwear with shearling boots.
 

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yeah but then you don't feel that sweet sweet shearling on your feet.

Don't tell me yall dudes wear undershirts, too
 

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I’ve got several pairs of Meermin Shinki shell, and a few of the Italian shell maker Meermin uses as well? They are fine, I did have to put in some work moisturizing them.l, they were all quite dry initially. I’ve seen folks say they are up Horween standards, but I would say the Meermin shell doesn’t quite get there. However, I feel the Meermin are well worth the money paid.
FWIW Comipel is the Italian tannery for shell.
 

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yeah but then you don't feel that sweet sweet shearling on your feet.

Don't tell me yall dudes wear undershirts, too
I myself just wear underarmpit Loewe patches .
 

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Hello!

Any experiences with Meermins Chelsea boots in HIRO?

Looking to get these but I'm not sure if i should get them in my usual oxford size of 7UK or half size down to my loafer size of 6.5UK? The lack of lacing makes me think to half size down but then it being a boot wrapping around your ankles makes me think to stay at 7UK for these. Any suggestions?
 

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I feel that the Hiro last is pretty small-ish, so I would not size down for them :) It is pretty snug around the heel and the instep, which should help in a Chelsea boot without any lacing.
 

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Looks like some people have already received their Shinki shell cordovan service boots. Has anyone on here received them?
What?

Haven’t had mine and think I was the first order and I emailed them last week for an update and was told end of September...
 

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What?

Haven’t had mine and think I was the first order and I emailed them last week for an update and was told end of September...
There is already one listed on eBay. They look great but there are only 3 photos. I’m anxiously awaiting mine and wasn’t expecting them to go out for at least a couple of weeks so I was surprised to see that someone got theirs already. Here’s the listing if you want to see them.
 
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