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Meermin Mallorca Shoes

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

  1. Muey

    Muey Well-Known Member

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    I have 2 pairs of meermins, both size 8.5, one in Hiro, the other an Olfe.

    For me, the Hiro was pretty good, though the high heel cup kept rubbing the what-ever-bone(that bump on outer side of my right foot) initially, which was a bit annoying.

    Olfe in comparison to Hiro is definitively more pointier in terms of looks. Width-wise they appear to be pretty close, and my toes have equally comfortable room on both - the Olfe is slightly longer and the shape is a tiny bit less round than the Hiro which gives it that pointy look. The vamp is also a bit sleeker or "lower" on the Olfe. Haven't walked a lot in the Olfe shoes yet as these are still fairly new, so jury's still out on how the extra forward length effects walking comfort.

    The major difference between the two is the instep. Where as with the Hiro I can lace the shoe so tight that the facing completely closes all the way up to the last hole and hides the tongue, with the Olfe I get a distinct "V" shaped facing, and the tongue is clearly visible - Almost too much in fact, though I'd imagine the leather eventually gives in a bit with time, as it did with my Hiro shoes (on the other hand, if the Hiro flexes any more I'll eventually need to get tongue pads for them).


    FWIW, I quickly measured my instep "height" at ~7 cm, but this only a very gross approximation, it could be +-1 cm in either direction. You also have to remember that it doesn't really help you much in shoe sizing, as the shape of your foot will inevitably effect the fit as well, which is probably why it is generally the circumference of the foot at the instep that is of interest, not just the height.
     
  2. konda

    konda Senior member

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    AE lasts for regular instep:
    7-97
    1-511
    3-333
    3-73 (these in an oxford shoe work for me just fine without tongues pads but there is some extra room in the instep)
    2-222

    AE lasts for low instep:
    5-65

    These are the ones I'm familiar with. More info in the AE thread.
     
  3. borbor

    borbor Senior member

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    If one takes an 8 in the Hiro last, would going up to a 8.5 be necessary to the new rey last?
     
  4. hst

    hst Senior member

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    Anyone received the plum museum MTO?
     
  5. leetpuma

    leetpuma Senior member

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    Most likely. generally new ray = Hiro +.5
    The new ray is thin. B width. if you don't have an B width foot I would steer clear of it. C/D widths will not get and good fit from this shoe and end up hating the fit.

    That and I hear and instep is also low. Which can be good or bad depending on your foot. But makes it tricky to fit for sight unseen.
     
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  6. REguy

    REguy Senior member

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    HST, I received an email from FedEx with shipping info. Interestingly, I also got a couple from Meermin too saying I needed to pay even though I paid when I placed the order.
     
  7. philcks

    philcks Member

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    [​IMG]

    If i will to buy style:101482 , i need to choose the size of UK9??
     
  8. Half-Pint

    Half-Pint Member

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    I ordered 2 pairs of shoes from Meermin around tge beginning of November and I'm still waiting for an invoice for them. Because I take such a small size (6.5) I fully expected to wait 30 days for them but 2 months to even get an invoice??? Unfortunately with our exchange rate here in South Africa Meermin is about the only decent brand I can afford. Oh well I guess I'll just have to get used to the service
     
  9. AchtungBaby07

    AchtungBaby07 Senior member

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    I've received my single monk plum museum without any hiccups. Only gripe is that I was hit by customs.
     
  10. leetpuma

    leetpuma Senior member

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    Your foot is simiar to mine but 1.5 cm longer. (Which may make it quite a bit different, same width)
    But search my user name an read all my previous post I have an good set of info about the Hiro last in them.
    Disclamer: I have never owned an Meermin model (yet) but I think most of my posts are questions you will end up having.
     
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  11. burghler

    burghler Senior member

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    I received the plum museum plaint-toe adelaide last week. I haven't had a chance to wear them but they look really great. The leather is definitely unique. I can try to post pictures but they quality will probably be lacking (the pics not shoes)
     
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  12. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Waiting for pics :D
     
  13. hst

    hst Senior member

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    When did you receive it? I wonder where are mine. Have dropped an email to Meermin to check on the status.
     
  14. Claus

    Claus Senior member

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    15mm difference equals a 1.77 difference in UK units, so this is indeed a bit different.

    In other words, the OP's toes will be much closer to the shoe tip, probably resulting in lateral pressure on his toe joints. Usually, this is not considered healthy.

    To express this differently: The lenght of the Hiro in UK 9 is somewhere around 28.9cm, while the OP has a foot length of about 28.5cm, so the difference is a mere 4 Millimeter.

    Minimum recommendation is 13 mm plus rounding error.
     
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  15. philcks

    philcks Member

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    Thank you for your idea
    So, when i buy the uk9.5 was comfortable than uk9?
     
  16. Claus

    Claus Senior member

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    If you measured correctly (ie. while standing upright) : Think more like UK 10.5 according to your foot length; possibly UK 11 or even UK 11.5 according to your ball width, unless you prefer a tight fit.

    But it'll be quite a risk. I wouldn't take it.
     
  17. philcks

    philcks Member

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    Nike and adidas which i always wear us10.5
     
  18. leetpuma

    leetpuma Senior member

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    Clause you are quite right. I was hoping to have him see my previous questions and see if he can deduce his fit from my posts.
    I also think he may be an new ray / B width guy since that's long and slender for a foot.

    Aside:
    Do you happen to know what the recommendation when sizing for width is? (Like you said 13 mm when looking at length)
    I have noticed most recommendations put me in an Hiro/Olfe 8UK with 101mm insole width. While physically my foot is 105mm.
     
  19. JMartinEsq

    JMartinEsq Member

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    I received my linea maestro double monk boots this week. They are amazing, I cannot find a flaw. They are currently at the cobbler being slightly stretched but I did manage one photo.

    [​IMG]
     
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  20. killerfrenzi

    killerfrenzi Well-Known Member

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    how are you guys comparing Meermin sizing to Allen Edmond 5 last sizing?
     

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