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Anyone know if Meermin's Custom Boot event is happening this year? Looks like it was Jan / Feb last few years so wondering if I somehow missed it.

Also, what has been everyone's experience with their Chelsea boots? Any particular thoughts on styling/ fit?
 

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Anyone know if Meermin's Custom Boot event is happening this year? Looks like it was Jan / Feb last few years so wondering if I somehow missed it.

Also, what has been everyone's experience with their Chelsea boots? Any particular thoughts on styling/ fit?
I have two pairs of their Chelseas. The difficulty is that they have a very broad set of offering so it’s hard to decide which is the one for you!

I have snuff suede with dainite soles which have seen quite a bit of wear and have held up well.

I also have black calf with comfort rubber soles which I wore out of the shop and took no breaking in. These are quite versatile and can be worn with suits or jeans.

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I have two pairs of their Chelseas. The difficulty is that they have a very broad set of offering so it’s hard to decide which is the one for you!

I have snuff suede with dainite soles which have seen quite a bit of wear and have held up well.

I also have black calf with comfort rubber soles which I wore out of the shop and took no breaking in. These are quite versatile and can be worn with suits or jeans.

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Thanks this is helpful. I've got my eye on the classic black calfs as well. How have you found Hiro last to fit? Consensus seems to be on narrow end of TTS with some taking 0.5 size up.
 
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Thanks this is helpful. I've got my eye on the classic black calfs as well. How have you found Hiro last to fit? Consensus seems to be on narrow end of TTS with some taking 0.5 size up.
I have six pairs of Meermins - the two chelseas, jump boots, three hole derbies, polo suede pennys and formal black calf slippers. All are 7.5 regardless of last (I’m usually 8.5 US).

The only time I tried a different size was when they did a MTO on unlined loafers. On the advice of ‘Meermin’ who used to post on this thread I ordered two pairs and sized down. When they were finally delivered they were so small I could barely get my feet in. Should have sized UP. A $500 mistake and both are for sale on eBay now.
 

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The word for this spring season is..... horse-bit-loafers. :)
 

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'same' shoes, different size.

Left pair matches the pictures on the website.

Needed to size down to a UK10,5 for these, so really hope I get the actual pair as an exchange. Has anyone experienced this much of a difference before? Both colour and leather type are way off.
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'same' shoes, different size.

Left pair matches the pictures on the website.

Needed to size down to a UK10,5 for these, so really hope I get the actual pair as an exchange. Has anyone experienced this much of a difference before? Both colour and leather type are way off.
I got my order today. Interestingly the exact same shoe 114414; I ordered UK11 and UK10,5. Both pairs look pretty much identical (as seen on website). I sized down from my usual UK11 to 10,5 on this one by the way.
 

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I got my order today. Interestingly the exact same shoe 114414; I ordered UK11 and UK10,5. Both pairs look pretty much identical (as seen on website). I sized down from my usual UK11 to 10,5 on this one by the way.
Glad to hear yours matched the pictures on the website! Any chance you could share a pic here?

Voiced my complaint to Meermin as well and they said this was normal because of variations in leather... Which I could understand, were it not this big of a difference.

Really curious how the size 10.5 will end up looking like.
 

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Glad to hear yours matched the pictures on the website! Any chance you could share a pic here?

Voiced my complaint to Meermin as well and they said this was normal because of variations in leather... Which I could understand, were it not this big of a difference.

Really curious how the size 10.5 will end up looking like.
I'll share a picture next week. Let us know how the 10.5 will turn out 😊
 

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After long thinking I'm keeping the UK11; this is my regular Meermin size but since the loafer is unlined I wanted to go 0,5 down in size. The 10,5 is just too tight especially in the forefoot area. My ideal size on these would be UK10,75 I guess...
 

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After long thinking I'm keeping the UK11; this is my regular Meermin size but since the loafer is unlined I wanted to go 0,5 down in size. The 10,5 is just too tight especially in the forefoot area. My ideal size on these would be UK10,75 I guess...
Looking great there! Colour is really great there. Even look a bit darker than my pair, but that might be the light. No confirmation yet that the return has been handled and the new pair is on its way.

Hopefully I do not regret going for the size 10.5. Usually tend to struggle with my pinky toe in shoes. But the 11 was a bit too loose around the ankle, causing me to slightly slip out. Figured this would only get worse with wear.
 

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After long thinking I'm keeping the UK11; this is my regular Meermin size but since the loafer is unlined I wanted to go 0,5 down in size. The 10,5 is just too tight especially in the forefoot area. My ideal size on these would be UK10,75 I guess...
I assume these are on the Nova last? Could you comment on how it compares with the previous soft calf loafer last (Ron?) which I found too tight and pointed ?
 

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The word for this spring season is..... horse-bit-loafers. :)
What are your initial impressions of these? Leather or rubber sole? I've been eyeing these lately. Trying to decide between these or the penny loafer in the Ron or Nova last.
 

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What are your initial impressions of these? Leather or rubber sole? I've been eyeing these lately. Trying to decide between these or the penny loafer in the Ron or Nova last.
I have the leather outsoles on the RON last. Calf skin is soft and comfortable. I like them; they're good value for the moo-la. 👍

I don't recommend this pair by Meermin. The topline digs into the ankle bone.

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