Meermin Mallorca Shoes

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

  1. alexSF

    alexSF Senior member

    Messages:
    1,490
    Likes Received:
    300
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2009
    Location:
    Italy
    If you would mantain the original colour avoid using saphir cream too much, it is very pigmented.
    Use it only for scuffs, prefer lotion or renovateur.

    I suggest you saphir polish in dark brown in the toe and heel and medium brown /mahogany mix in the rest oh the shoe.
     
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2013


  2. The Rural Juror

    The Rural Juror Senior member

    Messages:
    109
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2012
    Location:
    Boston
    Good to know. Thanks!
     


  3. chogall

    chogall Senior member

    Messages:
    6,564
    Likes Received:
    1,106
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2011
    

    Just use cream a shade lighter to preserve its original color. Or alternate between colors to create your own patina. Or warm polish the toes with darker shade for EG style patina.
     


  4. konda

    konda Senior member

    Messages:
    440
    Likes Received:
    45
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2011
    I would use a light coat of renovateur every now and then as basic leather care and then just use Saphir's Medaille D'or polish in dark brown to polish the shoes. If you are in a rush you can also polish with renovateur or dark brown Medaille D'or creme.

    This is what I do on all my dark brown AE shoes and also on my tan Meermins (not to mention the 4 pairs of burgundy shoes I have). Haven't seen any color change whatsoever. To really change the pigmenting on the shoes one really needs to grind cremes and polishes on them for quite some time longer than just putting on a single layer. A coat every now and then does nothing as it wears off anyways. To experiment I've also put some Medaille D'or creme in tan on my dark brown shoes only to find out that a single coat really does nothing.

    For extreme cleansing you can use Saphir Renomat but this really removes everything and dries the leather. It is good if you have too much Chelsea leather food on your shoes. For a cleanse after a crappy, rainy and muddy day I personally just brush my shoes and remove stuck dirt with an antiseptic. Afterwards a light coat of renovateur or Medaille D'or creme depending on the shoe.
     
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2013


  5. konda

    konda Senior member

    Messages:
    440
    Likes Received:
    45
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2011
    I'm re-posting my question about the york soles... Surely someone has some experience in these? Looking for pros and cons and are they in any way better than full rubber soles? This is the only detail that I've not decided on for my MTO so comments are very welcome and needed...
     
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2013


  6. CanGren

    CanGren Active Member

    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    11
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2012
    Location:
    Vancouver, Canada
    I emailed them after and got them to add trees to my invoice. It has caused issues with customs from people outside the EU, so you might be better off just getting a generic set.
     


  7. TheSizzle

    TheSizzle Senior member

    Messages:
    647
    Likes Received:
    147
    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2012
    Location:
    North Carolina
    They look nice, but since they clearly list them as not being lasted, I thought it wasn't worth the possible customs hassle. I can get similar shoe trees for less in the same way I get them for any other shoes I have.
     


  8. Xancatrius

    Xancatrius Senior member

    Messages:
    129
    Likes Received:
    39
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2013
    Even with the sizes in stock and available on their website is it safe to say that one can expect a delay of well over 2 months?
     


  9. kcox68

    kcox68 Senior member

    Messages:
    107
    Likes Received:
    11
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2012
    Location:
    Detroit
    It seems to hinge more on luck than anything else. I was able to get a substitute pair in a week while another pair has so far taken about 50 days and counting. If you need shoes quickly it would be a good idea to ask them what's in stock in your size and order if there's something you like.
     


  10. proximal

    proximal Member

    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 26, 2012
    Yeah, I ordered fro the Classic line on Feb 4 with the order "initiated" on Feb 7. That's it so far. Based on reading through this thread, I'll give it 2 months before I even bother contacting them.
     


  11. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

    Messages:
    4,115
    Likes Received:
    2,650
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2011
    Meermin shell longwings at 5 months with weekly wear:

    [​IMG]
     


  12. konda

    konda Senior member

    Messages:
    440
    Likes Received:
    45
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2011
    Look quite exactly as my AE shell longwings after 4-5 months and 2-3 times of wear per week. Perfect.
     
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2013


  13. CanGren

    CanGren Active Member

    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    11
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2012
    Location:
    Vancouver, Canada
    I'm pretty OCD and I like to have matching shoe trees with the brand stamped on them, luckily I'm in the EU this year. Let's me avoid VAT with a Canadian credit card and I don't get charged duties/brokerage fees either.

    For the people who also ordered the monks, did your invoice list them as "oxford marron" as well? Just hoping there wasn't a mix up because I've spent so long waiting for them. They're supposed to be here Monday/Tuesday [​IMG]
     


  14. TheSizzle

    TheSizzle Senior member

    Messages:
    647
    Likes Received:
    147
    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2012
    Location:
    North Carolina
    
    My shoe trees match each other, rather than the shoe brand, and that's enough for me. I can see the appeal, but when US duties/customs can turn them into $60 shoe trees, I see incentive for some of us to bail. I look forward to seeing pictures of your shoes when they arrive. I wonder if oxford brown means dark or light too.
     


  15. chogall

    chogall Senior member

    Messages:
    6,564
    Likes Received:
    1,106
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2011
    Meermin trees only works for its New Rey last and doesn't even fill Ben last. Not worth it.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by