Meermin Mallorca Shoes

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

  1. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Honestly only brand nearby meermin are ae seconds... Loake, and Johnston and Murphy are the closest otherwise?
     


  2. konda

    konda Senior member

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    Well firstly you would need to establish what the width of your feet actually is. I.e what last width you are. If you are of a narrow width (US A, B, C or UK D, E) then in the Meermin price level your options are limited to Allen Edmonds, Meermin and I would also consider Florsheims in (very) select models. If your feet are regular and above (US D, E etc or UK F, G), then you have a lots of alternatives: basically any manufacturer you like (AE, Meermin, Florsheim, Loake, Sanders, C&J, Septieme Largeur, Wildsmith, Alfred Sargent etc etc).

    Upon knowing the correct width of your feet there are lots of "Appreciation threads" on Style Forum. I suggest checking those out and asking about different lasts in those threads. From those you should also find which lasts work well for a low and/or high instep and which don't. I can only help out when it comes to Allen Edmonds or Meermins as I am, as a broke ass white collar worker, stuck in these because of my narrow feet of US 14 B / UK 13 D.

    All Alden shoes are made on combination lasts to provide for a better heel fit. Alden shoes have a double letter width marking found next to the size marking. The first letter represents the heel fit and the second letter represents the width of the shoe.
     
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  3. smoothmoose

    smoothmoose Senior member

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    ^^ Isn't the Meermin Olfe and New Rey lasts for narrow feet?

    I have a somewhat different issue. I agree the heel area is loose for Hiro, but my toes and forefoot area are wider. That is why I am considering sizing down but going to wider last like Ama.
     


  4. konda

    konda Senior member

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    ^ yes the Olfe and especially the New Rey are for narrow feet. Food for though: what about sizing up and going a last down? If you find a good snug last it really doesn't matter if you have some room for your toes. Aesthetics perhaps but that's all. Usually the length is not the real problem but the last.
     
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  5. smoothmoose

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    ^ Well, I think it was discussed a couple months back about sizing up on a narrow last. You don't want too much "empty" space beyond your toes as it may disrupt the natural balance of the shoe and also cause creasing in weird places.

    I believe the balls/toes of my feet are wider than average and my heels are more narrower than average. For Meermin I already "sized up" half a size as I'm normally US7.5 and Luisa recommended UK7 on Hiro. I probably could have fit in UK6.5 and just let the shoe work in to loosen up. I would say definitely now that my doublemonks have been worked in they are definitely a tad loose overall, but especially loose at the heels.

    Maybe a better bet for me is to skip monks and loafers altogether and stick with oxfords and bluchers as you can lace up and tighten the heel area more. Tough, because I want my next shoe purchase to be loafers!
     


  6. MarioImpemba

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    9.5 D Alden Plaza fits me perfectly.
    9 UK Meermin Olfe is perhaps a tad long for me, but honestly I have only worn them around the house very briefly. Width is not an issue. I presume a 8.5 UK would be too tight, for me.

    Supposedly Rui and Hiro are wider. 8.5UK or 9UK is a tought call.

    *sigh* Maybe I just made things worse for you, lol.
     
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  7. Aidan K

    Aidan K Senior member

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    The nap on the suede on the right shoe is a little longer than on the left, but overall Im very happy with them. They're slightly darker.
     


  8. REguy

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    Hmm, I'm a 10.5 Plaza. 9.5 Olfe is just a hair long, but I couldn't go to a 9. 9.5 Hiro fits perfectly.

    Unrelated.....Any photos/info on how the plum museums are coming?
     


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    How wide is the Hiro?

    Hiro vs Olfe: how do they compare for compare and aesthetics?

    Is Meermin classic line below AE?

    I am thinking of suede from the classic line. Any advice for me?
     


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    I'm a D bordering on E and HIro is a bit tight on width
     


  11. infrafai

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    I am interested in Meermin shoes, but i got question on size, could anyone give me some comment?

    My Loding shoes is size UK7 (Eu41), but Meermin size chart shows (UK7 - Eu 40+ , UK7.5 - Eu 41)

    So i should order UK 7 or 7.5? I should order base on UK or Eu size?

    Anyone have experience on both brands, thanks.
     


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    IMO, the size chart should be;
    7 8 41
    7.5 8.5 41+
    8 9 42
     


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    One more time on the sizing - yesterday, I just casually slip only into the left shoe, suspecting that the right one is skewing my perception of both shoes and it was justified. The left shoe fits quite well, it's incredible how far it is from the right shoe, i.e.how much the leather has stretched on the right one.

    So the size was correct (7,5 UK).




    I looked at the measurements I got from using the AE sizing chart and interestingly, W8 for size 8 is considered US E, which is wide. So yeah, I have wide feet but quite narrow heels and possibly low instep...
     
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    If somebody wants to post pictures of how their shells are developing, it would be highly appreciated.
     


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    Good morning Sirs,

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