Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by asturiano, Dec 5, 2011.
Yes, I know, sorry. Thanks anyway.
have they stopped producing the Vil last?
seems like it was so narrow not many could get into it.
Have to say its not one of my favourites too long and pointy !! Each to his own!!
I just got my dark brown double monks about a week ago. I've only had time to try them on briefly and I'm getting a little heel slippage. I'm buckling the top strap on the tightest of the 3 settings.
1. Will the heel slip improve over time as my shoes get broken in and my heel creates a groove for it to sink into?
2. If the answer is no, would some sort of adjustment correct the issue (e.g. sole, tongue pad or something)? What should I look into?
The length seems fine. The only other pair of dress shoes I have are the AE PA in size 8D US. Those fit well. The Meermins are size 7UK. Is my foot just not suited to this last and thus just return them? I really like the shoes and if I can get a good fit I'll keep them.
Yes it will definitely get better, I would wait until you would definitely say they are broken in until trying to fix them. at that time, should there still be a problem,you should likely have something sewn into the heel, extra slips of leather preferably, as opposed to a stick-on rubber one. most cobblers will be able to provide such a service.
going forward, I would suggest a slightly narrower last, which should help.
Is this a general rule for dub monks?
I was considering getting Meermin's dub monks and I have wide-ish feet with very little arch. I basically have flat feet. Would that be an issue?
I've got flat feet and some Meermin double monks and I've had no problems with excess heel slippage. Though I do buckle the strap to it's tightest and my only criticism of the shoe would be that they aren't tight enough around the instep - haven't got particularly low insteps either.
Wearing my Linea Maestro dark brown Oxford toe-caps on the New Rey last. Beautiful shoes, but my heel is slipping in 10.5 UK. I have narrow heels, but I suspect wider feet. I'll buy inserts to alleviate the heel slippage problem, and get properly measured before buying anything that isn't on the Ama last.
I do like the sleekness of the New Rey last - definitely do not look too pointy, and more elegant than the Ama last. Once I get measured, I'll have a better idea of what lasts suit my feet.
Depending on what Meermin produce next in the Linea Maestro range, I may or may not MTO my next pair next year.
I have decided to get a pair of them burgundy cordovan LWB. They confirmed that they have the size I want in stock and I just sent them my billing and shipping information.
Hope they get back to me soon before I change my mind.
Just wondering how long does it take for them to ship the order after you Paypal them, and how long it takes for FedEx to ship them from Spain to North America?
They look beautiful from what I have seen. Promise to post photos?
I will, and probably in every thread with 'shoes' in the title. It could be weeks though
I will try to post it next to my Barrie lasted Alden for J Crew and my corrected-grained modern-day made-in-India Kenmoor for comparison.
I was kind of sitting on the fence until I read this article (not sure if it has been posted before): http://thesilentist.com/post/4402751782/why-are-quality-mens-dress-shoes-so-expensive
Did you size up in New Rey vs Ama?
is it unusual to have been waiting 2 days for a reply from pepe?
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