Meermin Mallorca Shoes

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

  1. kmdsimpson

    kmdsimpson Senior member

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    Are those unlined?

    And curious how you came up with the "gorge" on those, where the tongue would be. Cool idea; it looks quite nice.
    Actually, I think I see the tongue hiding behind there. But great shape.
     
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  2. NAMOR

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    The ankle is unlined and there should be a tongue somewhere behind the flap. This boot is a modified version of the their double monk boot (I've only seen photos). The unlined ankle and slightly higher shaft distinguish it from the stock photos provided by Pepe 1 year ago
     


  3. newtoshoes

    newtoshoes Well-Known Member

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    In my opinion, the shoes GonC posted pictures of look terrrible. Many of you agreed with that.

    What I don't really get: Some of you said that one would have to accept quality issues in that price range. In my opinion, that's absolutely wrong. You pay for a functioning pair of shoes without any issues. The lower price of the Classic Line results from a cheaper fabrication method and cheaper leathers in comparison to Linea Maestro. Moreover, obviously at least parts of the shoes are manufactured in Asia. The general quality parameters in that respect given, the shoes need to lack any issues. Analogical, if I buy a cheap car, the overall quality may be lower than that of an expensive car, but still I would never accept scratches in the paint of a new car just because it's cheap in comparison to other cars.

    Best regards
     


  4. Quadcammer

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    slightly off comparison given that leather is a natural product while a car finish is not and higher quality shoes are clicked in such a way to avoid defects. That said, I agree with your point, and the scrape looks like it occurred during construction.
     


  5. newtoshoes

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    Of course you're right about leather being a natural product. Therefore, slight deviations are normal and no sign of low(er) quality. However, Meermin sells Aniline leather which usually requires high quality material lacking scratches or strong differences in the pore structure.

    I just think that the issues that GonC reported are by no means acceptable or normal; neither for Classic Line nor for Linea Maestro or any other pair of shoes from a different company unless they are clearly disclosed with defects.
     


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    Just got a voicemail from fedex asking for "more information so that they can pre clear" my dm's that shipped yesterday. I'm guessing it's safe to assume I'm going to get hit with customs fees?
     


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    Just found your post as I was looking for some answers concernign the same models. Have you decided?
    Do you maybe have first hand experience by now with the Uetam vs Ron last? Which Meermin would you think is closest to the Uetam (Uetam seems a tad more elegant and I am thinking about entering the MTO process with Meermin)?

    Thanks!
     


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    Just found your post as I was looking for some answers concernign the same models. Have you decided?
    Do you maybe have first hand experience by now with the Uetam vs Ron last? Which Meermin would you think is closest to the Uetam (Uetam seems a tad more elegant and I am thinking about entering the MTO process with Meermin)?

    Thanks!
     


  9. Tommi

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    Could people share pictures of their worn Meermin shell shoes? Someone must have had those for a year or so.
     
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  10. Calikid

    Calikid Senior member

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    Anybody living in California get hit with letter from State asking for taxes because you are now a shoe importer?
     


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    when did you buy the shoes?
     


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    Calikid Senior member

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    last year
     


  13. Calikid

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    those are sweet
     


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    2012 or 2011?
     
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    2012
     


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