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Meermin Mallorca Shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by asturiano, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Can they make lasted trees?
     
  2. terrorsquad

    terrorsquad Senior member

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    Doubt it but I'll shoot out an email to Pepe to ask. Would be fantastic if they did [​IMG]
     
  3. veloscaraptor

    veloscaraptor Member

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    yes it would be [​IMG]
     
  4. UnnamedPlayer

    UnnamedPlayer Senior member

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    Not to jinx anything, but how is the MTO allowed to happen?

    Isn't this like copying an Eames chair in 1960 when the design patent was still valid.

    Don;t get me wrong I was one of the first to PM terrorsquad about the MTO and I will order two pairs if possible, I'm just curious how Intellectual Property works in the world of shoe design.

    thanks.
     
  5. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    In general, there is no bar to copying fashion designs, except where they include such things as a logo or other unique, identifiable design.

    That's one reason why brands such as Louis Vuitton stuck their logo all over their products - not only did it make their products immediately identifiable, but it also (de jure, but not de facto) prevented other companies from copying their products. There is no bar on creating a bag that looks like an LV bag without the logos, but you can't make such a bag and then falsely claim that it's an LV bag, nor can you stick LV logos on it.

    Similarly, there is no bar on making a pair of shoes in a style like that used by JL Paris, as long as you don't hold them out as being made by JL Paris.
     
  6. grouch

    grouch New Member

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    You can get a design patent for some fashion designs. This wouldn't protect the last, but it could protect the non-functional aspects of the shoe.

    Here's the first article I found explaining this:http://www.mhmlaw.com/files/Carani - Shoe Retail 7-09.pdf
     
  7. prozach1576

    prozach1576 Senior member

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    MTO details sound awesome. Now I just need to figure out whether I am a 8 or 8.5 in the Olfe last. I think I'm most accurately a true 9D in US sizing. Does the Olfe run true to size? My feet are pretty average in shape, nothing difficult to fit like especially flat or high arches.

    I recently got a pair of Aldens in 9D on the Barrie last and while I'm keeping them, an 8.5D would definitely have been a better fit if it had been available to me.
     
  8. laufer

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    Folks I need little help with sizing. Can anyone recommend Olfe or Hiro last size based on following

    C&J 337 = 10 E
    G&G CG06 = 10.5 E
    EG 82/888 = 10.5 E
    Carmina Rain = 10 E
    AS 109 = 10 F
    Church's 173 = 10 F
    JL Phillip II 7000 = 10

    many thanks in advance.
     
  9. stevent

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    Ofle and Hiro fit about the same right? Like Hiro in terms of width but could spare a little I think

    Also for lasted trees, I got their standard tress on my MTO and it's a terrible fit. The upper part sticks up so the buckles are kinda stretched and it doesn't fill out vamp of shoe as it's too thin
     
  10. JubeiSpiegel

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    Ofle is marked as E, Hiro is marked as EE on Meermin website. My wide feet would have to go for the Hiro last for a better fit.
     
  11. OzzyJones

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    Little help please gents? Does anyone know if the Olfe last is wider than New Rey? Luisa stated I could size up a half from UK9 but the Rey is fine lengthwise, just a bit snug in the toebox. Thanks in advance!
     
  12. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    ^^yes


    My EG 82 10.5/11E fit very similar to Olfe 10UK
     
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  13. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    delete
     
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  14. laufer

    laufer Senior member

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    Gracias.
     
  15. MCanavan6

    MCanavan6 Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone recommend good shoe trees for the Olfe and Rui lasts? I just got a pair of each and am leaning towards the Hanger Project Ultra trees but am unsure of the fit. I am looking for decent quality trees around $30/pair.
     
  16. OzzyJones

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    How much wider, enough to stick with my regular size?
     
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    Achilles_ Senior member

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    Have you tried the shoe trees from Jos a Bank? Their best promotion is 3 pairs for $25 (buy one get two free) If the name bother you, you can just unscrew the name plate.
     
  18. MCanavan6

    MCanavan6 Well-Known Member

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    I have not, I did not figure Jos A Bank to have quality anything much less shoe trees. I'll have to check them out.
     
  19. cbfn

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    The medium Jos. A. Bank shoe trees is almost as lasted trees in my UK 7 C&J 348's, well worth the money.
     
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    I'm fairly certain they buy the trees from a major shoe tree supplier. I like them better than my AE shoe trees. (they are not finished, just regular cedar, which I like)
     

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