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Meermin Mallorca Shoes

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

  1. leetpuma

    leetpuma Senior member

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    Another dumb question.

    Is their any difference between boot versus shoe sizing in meermin?

    So if I fit very snug/good fit on 7.5 UK olfe shoe
    will I also fit 7.5UK olfe on an meermin boot?
     
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  2. terrorsquad

    terrorsquad Senior member

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    I think that would depend on your feet and preference.

    For me its the same.

    In other unrelated news, Meermin will be sourcing its museum calf from now on with Tannery Haas.
     
  3. leetpuma

    leetpuma Senior member

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    Thanks terror :)
    I will have to try the same then


    Also one other question someone may know.

    Does shell cordovan expand like calf leather?
    For instance I know in my calf-leather shoes started snug but after a week of wear were very comfortable. Will shell cordovan loosen up the same way?
     
  4. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    Shell will loosen up, but it will take longer.
     
  5. leetpuma

    leetpuma Senior member

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    Ok good to know. I knew shell had a tighter grain but I wasn't sure if it would expand the same way.

    I am so excited my first pair of:
    1) shell
    2) balmoral boots
    3) sleek last/no heel slip (unlike AE :p )
     
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  6. hkpm

    hkpm Senior member

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    From my experience, shell would not stretch, at least not the same as calf.
     
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    SRichard Active Member

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    thanks!

    i'm a little nervous so am going to try on some loake's & see how i go...& maybe come back & do a bit more reading if i'm still not sure
     
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    so... if I were a 5.5 in Carmina's rain last and I wanted to get a Meermin shell in Hiro... would I want to stay the same size or go up half ?

    Carmina's Rain last took a few wears to get it to stretch to my comfort.
     
  10. francoamerican

    francoamerican Senior member

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    Quick clarification - I apologize I can't find a clear answer:

    So a MTO costs (with a base price of 260 euros) 260 euros + 100 euros for a total of 360?

    thanks
     
  11. leetpuma

    leetpuma Senior member

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    Yes. Unless you can buy 6 or more then there is no MTO up charge. (That is why their are many group buys in this forum)

    MTO real cost will be = 260 + 100 + Customs fees + Shipping
    MTO cost in the US is someting like = 260/1.21 + 100/1.21 + ((260+100)/1.21)*.08 + 35

    All numbers about are euros
     
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  12. eljlakers

    eljlakers Senior member

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    I take the same size in Rain and Hiro, but I find the Hiro fits me more comfortably out of the box than the Rain, which was uncomfortable across the width the first three to five wears but now fits perfectly. FWIW
     
  13. MSchapiro

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    ^ I thought Rain was suppose to be wider than Hiro by a fair margin?
     
  14. eljlakers

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    I know most people say that, but I haven't found that to be the case in my experience. I found the Rain shoes (a captoe oxford) to be much stiffer than the Meermin shoes at first, but breaking in nicely. The Hiros (a suede double monk, a suede captoe oxford, a grained captoe oxford, and calf austerity brogue) to be very comfortable across my toes straight away. Like they say, everyone's feet are different!
     
  15. DavidGD

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    Looking to purchase 3 pairs of shoes and through a ton of reading saw that Meermin offered a good 'bang-for-buck' shoe. I currently have a pair of AE Weybridge in 10D and Herring Churchill in 9UK. My Weybridges are a tad snug but good, my Herring Churchills fit me perfectly (11028 last).

    I had a great experience with Herring: communication, service, shipping, product were all great. I first looked to their Premier range again to buy the 3 new pairs (2 browns and 1 black) I need for better rotation but with a wedding coming up in the Fall of this year I started to research slightly lower cost (but comparable quality shoes), thus this is where Meermin came in.

    For Meermin I was looking at the 101198 in Dark Brown (standard captoe) on the Hiro last, the 102442 in Black on the Olfie last and the 102470 Burgundy on the Olfie last.

    For Herring I was looking at the Churchill in Dark Brown, the Edward II in Burgundy and the Henery II in black.

    Question 1
    I've emailed back and forth with Lusia and she said I can fit into the size UK9 for both the Hiro and Olfie lasts. There's a lot of discussion around fit of these lasts, but does anyone have experience with the Herring/Cheaney 11028 last in comparision with the Hiro and Olfie lasts?

    Question 2
    Secondly, with Meermin I have to pay for customs and wait for around 30 days for the shoes (quoted my Lusia). With Herring I wouldn't have to do wait so long or pay customs, but their Premier range is a bit more expensive than the LM range, and the Herring Classic range is more expensive than the Meermin Classic Collection. Do you guys think the Meermin LM range is better than the Herring Premier range and worth the wait and customs charges?


    Appreciate the help!

    -Dave
     
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    DavidGD, can't answer question 1.

    what do you mean by better? if you mean value, probably, but you have to wait and pay customs, which will increase your cost. Not sure why you don't get hit with customs with Herring.

    If you mean quality, I seriously don't think so, Meermin's quality is at best in line with those Herrings, while been handwelted.

    But I do like the lasts and designs of Meermin better.
     
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    thx meng!
     
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    I believe I don't have customs through Herring due to them shipping with Royal Post and not FedEx.

    I truly think the quality between the Herring Premier line and the Meermin LM line will be pretty darn close, and me not being a shoe expert or aficionado I won't be able to tell much of a difference. So quality aside I think fit and style are my biggest factors. Fit being my biggest worry. Since I know my Herring Churchills fit perfectly its easy for the guys over at Herring to help me with other models, so that simplifies my Herring choices to just style. With Meermin, I like a lot of their styles, but am worried about how their lasts will fit. Does this make sense?
     
  19. MSchapiro

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    Interesting. How wide is your forefoot? I know I had a normal heel and a wide forefoot.
     
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    Yup, that's like thee exact formula I have in my spreadsheet. I just multiply it by the exchange rate (just put the dollars per euro in the first cell) and voila. I use 8.5% since someone told me that was the rate.

    Calf / Same Style Last ($490 at 1.37 dollars per euro)

    =(((260/1.21)+(100/1.21)+35)*$A$1)+((((260/1.21)+(100/1.21))*$A$1)*0.085)

    Museum Calf / Same Style Last ($539)

    =(((300/1.21)+(100/1.21)+35)*$A$1)+((((300/1.21)+(100/1.21))*$A$1)*0.085)

    Calf / Different Last ($552)

    =(((260/1.21)+(150/1.21)+35)*$A$1)+((((260/1.21)+(150/1.21))*$A$1)*0.085)

    Museum Calf / Different Last ($601)

    =(((300/1.21)+(150/1.21)+35)*$A$1)+((((300/1.21)+(150/1.21))*$A$1)*0.085)

    Could be more efficient but I'm an excel noob.
     
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