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I got the service boot in Shell Cordovan (101637) in 8.5UK . My first shell boots, I'm excited but also don't know what to expect. Also not 100% sure of the fit. If anyone is interested, you can PM me so I can contact you if I'm not keeping it (EU preferred).
 

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That sale is crazy. I saw some longwings very early, at around 7:30 am, made my daily routine and checked it back at 8:30 am and the offerings in 8.5UK have gone.
I was also looking at the long wings in tan. I remember the last factory sale didn’t have a lot of offerings that were appealing to me, but this time they do.
 

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For factory seconds does anyone know how long it takes and from where they are shipped from to the US?
 

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For factory seconds does anyone know how long it takes and from where they are shipped from to the US?
Last year overall shipping was quick, but they went out in batches. So some people got stuff delivered before other's had even had their shipped. Depending which batch you wind up in will determine how fast they arrive.
 

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My curiosity about stitch-down meant I had to try them out today. Happily, I found that an HOK UK8 is the perfect size for my foot. Also happy that the last works better for my foot, with removal of the insert, than any last from any maker I’ve tried to date.
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My curiosity about stitch-down meant I had to try them out today. Happily, I found that an HOK UK8 is the perfect size for my foot. Also happy that the last works better for my foot, with removal of the insert, than any last from any maker I’ve tried to date.
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They look great! What does the insole look like with the inserts removed?
 

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Received the Heritage shell cordovan jumper boots today. Here’s a few pics of them straight out of the box.

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I am very pleasantly surprised at the quality of the shell. They nailed it this time. By far the best I’ve seen yet from any of the Meermin shell pairs I’ve owned including Shinki and Rocado offerings. Perhaps more like the Comipel shell that Grant Stone uses. It’s definitely not the standard Lis Royal that they have used in the past.

The fit is too tight for me with the inserts, but very roomy with inserts removed. They are very nice inserts though. Very thick and comfortable looking. I would definitely have gone a half size up if I knew so that I could use them. For reference I am an 8.5D in Barrie and a 7.5E UK in the HOK last. These are a 7.5E UK but moving forward I will go with 8E on this last with the Ultraflex.

I’ve owned 5 pair of Meermins before and didn’t keep any of them but these I will certainly be keeping. I’m very happy with the QA and the high quality of the shell. I would highly recommend their Heritage Shell offerings even at a higher price. These are stupid cheap for what you get.

When the inserts are removed the nail heads are exposed on the insole. I put a thin leather insole in them and all feels good. No issues at all. Still, I wish they had finished them with the standard thin leather insole heel covering they put in non Ultraflex shoes for those who choose to remove the inserts.
 
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Thank you for sharing. I'm glad to see that is still how they are doing it. Mine must just be an oversight. Here is how my insoles look without the insert:

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As you can see it is missing the thin leather heel cover that your pair have. I just emailed Meermin about this. I really hope they will send me a set for my boots. I guess I would just glue them in.
 

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Thank you for sharing. I'm glad to see that is still how they are doing it. Mine must just be an oversight. Here is how my insoles look without the insert:

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As you can see it is missing the thin leather heel cover that your pair have. I just emailed Meermin about this. I really hope they will send me a set for my boots. I guess I would just glue them in.
Yeah, both pairs of my waxy shell boots look like that. That’s actually a good idea, I’ll check and see if they will send me heel covers as well.
 

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Received the Heritage shell cordovan jumper boots today. Here’s a few pics of them straight out of the box.

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I am very pleasantly surprised at the quality of the shell. They nailed it this time. By far the best I’ve seen yet from any of the Meermin shell pairs I’ve owned including Shinki and Rocado offerings. Perhaps more like the Comipel shell that Grant Stone uses. It’s definitely not the standard Lis Royal that they have used in the past.

The fit is too tight for me with the inserts, but very roomy with inserts removed. They are very nice inserts though. Very thick and comfortable looking. I would definitely have gone a half size up if I knew so that I could use them. For reference I am an 8.5D in Barrie and a 7.5E UK in the HOK last. These are a 7.5E UK but moving forward I will go with 8E on this last with the Ultraflex.

I’ve owned 5 pair of Meermins before and didn’t keep any of them but these I will certainly be keeping. I’m very happy with the QA and the high quality of the shell. I would highly recommend their Heritage Shell offerings even at a higher price. These are stupid cheap for what you get.

When the inserts are removed the nail heads are exposed on the insole. I put a thin leather insole in them and all feels good. No issues at all. Still, I wish they had finished them with the standard thin leather insole heel covering they put in non Ultraflex shoes for those who choose to remove the inserts.
They look great, I'm still waiting on mine!
 

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