Meermin Mallorca Shoes

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  1. Jaggs

    Jaggs Senior member

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    Emailed with José yesterday and he said the New Ray translates perfectly with Carmina's Inca/Rain. Does anyone have real world experience?

    Cheers!
     
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    As promised, my Meermin double monk review:

    Service:
    Outstanding. Sandro and Pepe were great start to finish, always getting back to me within a few hours of receiving my emails. Fit to received in under a week (Boston).

    Fit:
    I have rather narrow feet (average arch). For me, I was true to size after converting to UK sizing. The shoes fit me well; I didn't note any causes of concern when walking around my home. Overall, they are comfortable.

    Style:
    Great looking shoe. Somewhat chunkier than I envisioned, but by nomeans bulky. I generally prefer "sleek" shoes; these are somewhere in the middle.

    Quality:
    Right there with Alden and perhaps CJ (maybe slightly below).

    Final verdict:
    I will buy again - get em while you can, tremendous cost vs. value. I mean you can't beat it. No one comes close.
     
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  3. NORE

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  4. ncdobson

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    I got the Meermin medallion-toe double monks on the New Rey last a couple of months ago in 9.5, & they were the right length, but VERY tight. A couple of weeks ago I got Carmina's wingtip bluchers in green shell on the Rain last in 9.5, & they fit perfectly. Based on this sample size of 2, I think that the New Rey is narrower. That's my 2-eurocents' worth of input.

    Nick D.
     
  5. yls2012

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    I agree. I wear a half-size larger in the New Rey than in the Inca and Rain lasts.
     
  6. Quadcammer

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    okie dokie gents.

    Just got the meermin classic chukkas in snuff suede.

    nice looking product, fit good in a 10.5 us/9.5 uk. Assembly quality and materials seem to be on par with allen edmonds, if not a little worse. Then again, they are $135 cheaper than the malverns, so...

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    compared to the AE malvern

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  7. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    i hate to bring this up but the second pic the bottom shoe looks like the toe is separating from the sole. Tell me its just the angle of the picture.
     
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    lychyrychy Senior member

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    Has anyone returned their shoes from the US? If so how much and which shipping company? Appreciate your answe guys:)
     
  9. Quadcammer

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    well, its some sloppy work there, but it doesn't appear to be separating.

    Both have it to some extent....I consider it par for the course at this price point.
     
  10. Swede66

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    1. Hi,

      That's a classic series shoe, right (referring to the double monk)? Haven't pulled the trigger on any order just yet, but are seriously considering it. I would prefer the LM quality, but it is a VERY limited range on their home page, and all on the New Rey last, which is a bit on the long, narrow and pointy side for me.
      I know that I could go the MTO route, and will eventually do, but i would want to try something from them before entering the "point of no return goods".

      I am convinced that the Classic range is excellent value for money since it is very inexpensive, but...is it "good enough", price/value relation left aside?

      Does this double monk look like a nice, quality shoe on it's own, "absolute" so to say, disregarding price? Or would one be disappointed if your reference is say C&J or AS Exclusives (again, disregarding the excellent price?

      Does anyone here own both LM and Classic range shoes? If so, how big a difference are there in finnishing and looks? Also LM has a "hard to believe price", but...I need to see and try a shoe in the flesh before MTO'ing.

      Looking forward to hear (read) your response.

     
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  11. Jaggs

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    Perfect, thanks guys. I am a 13A US and tried on a downsized 11.5 UK on the Inca/Rain in Epaulet in NYC to compensate for my A width and they were prefect, so it sounds like I should go back to normal with a 12 UK on the New Ray.
     
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    Hi. Me too, seriously considering to buy.
    How does the Hiro Last compare to the 348 last C&J and the City II from John Lobb?
    I really like these lasts and was looking for something comparable. Something in the between a straight conservative (I'm thinking of the HIro Last) and a very modern (New Rey) Last.
    Would anyone suggest going with the Olfe Last?
     
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    Has anyone ordered the Norvegesses? What exactly about them justifies the 100EUR premium over the standard price?
     
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    Picked up two pairs for $370 shipped. Given the reputed quality, that price is amazing.
     

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