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Meermin Mallorca Shoes

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

  1. vriche

    vriche Senior member

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    I was able to get some good shine on mine. These were MTO's LM.

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  2. Saturninus

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    ^^ Thanks for sharing that. Those look like winners to me. Is that the Olfie last? I really like the toe on those.

    How do you find the Freudenberg calf? Setting aside fit and finish, does the leather itself feel like a step up from the Classico line?

    Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
     
  3. vriche

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    No problem. I think that the calf is nice and the shoes didn't take that long to break in for me. Unfortunately, I can't compare it to the Classic Line as this is my only pair of Meermin shoes. And they're on the Ben last.
     
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  4. Zapasman

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    Ben last?. Never try it. Very nice shoes. What colour?
     
  5. vriche

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    It's Black. Yeah I don't see many Ben lasts around.
     
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  6. Totoro-san

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    Hi guys, I'm thinking of purchasing my first pair of Meermins given all the hype around their bang-for-buck value in the forums. I'm thinking of getting one of the whole cut oxfords. I find black a bit boring but need something versatile, so have been thinking about the oxblood ones.

    https://www.meermin.es/articulo.php?idArt=4625

    Would you recommend this for a first Meermin? In my mind this is competing with a pair of boots from Story et Fall, and tbh I think I will find a lot more use out of Jodhpur boots (formal+casual) while the Meermins would suit only the office.
     
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  7. pine tree

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    Meermin Classic line is bad IMO. Very stiff, takes along time to break in, and gives you blisters around the ankles. Only their MTO shoes have value.
     
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  8. ShawnBC

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    Never had a blister while wearing my Meermin's...
     
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  9. Win545

    Win545 Senior member

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    MTO needs to be linea maestro otherwise youll end up getting the classic line anyway.
     
  10. VirgilVerne

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    When in doubt, always use Saphir and always use neutral - you can use lighter colours that match closest with the shoe but never use anything that seem darker as that will stain.
     
  11. sentry

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    Can someone point me in the direction to where I can find my size in Meermin based off of other lasts? For example, I'm a 9E on the AE 65 last and trying to find my Meermin size. My Brannock is a 9 and i'm in between a D and an E.
     
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  12. clarksdb

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    Go 8UK.
     
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  13. sentry

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    That was fast. Thanks!
     
  14. clarksdb

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    Yes in my experience they fit just a slight bit bigger than most AE lasts. Since you are E width in AE you should be fine with 8 UK. 8.5 UK is probably too big.
     
  15. Odradek

    Odradek Senior member

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    Just arrived after a long wait, my green MTO boots.
    Ordered back in September for November delivery.
    When they hadn't shown up by mid-December I contacted Meermin who said they'd had problems with production and that they'd throw in a free pair of shoe trees to compensate.

    Anyway, the got here this morning, and I'm happy with them. Maybe some very minor issues with slight creasing etc, but nobody but me will ever spot that.
    Hiro last, and a good, snug fit.
    I wear a UK size 7F in comparable Loake boots on the Capital last and these are a 7.5.

    Just have to figure what to wear them with.

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  16. AlexHffK

    AlexHffK Well-Known Member

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    They look great, wear them in good health.

    The mentioned creasing was like that when you got them, or have you worn them?

    Also thanks for including the size comparison.
     
  17. Odradek

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    I wore them once, for about two minutes, just walking round the house.
    Yes, slight creasing on the vamp now. Have rubbed them down with Colonil lotion now.
    The creasing was referring to was up on the shaft of the right boot. Not worth sending them back for. Nobody will ever really see it.

    Now the search is on for suitable polish.
    Might need a new brush, just for green.

    The colour is slightly darker than appears int he photos, but still quite green.
     
  18. ShawnBC

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    Another case of drunk-shopping on a Saturday night...

    Purchased Meermin's 'Galway' type boots in oak antique and brown country calf. 245$ + shipping (in $US) turns out to amount 407$ CDN.

    And then I get billed with 140$ in duties and brokerage fees by DHL.

    In the end, the 250$ pair of boots turn out to be really 550$.

    It's hard to live in Canada, sometimes.

    And then, they don't expect the CDN dollar to gain strength anytime soon...
     
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  19. MTLinStyle

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  20. ShawnBC

    ShawnBC Senior member

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    True. We, indeed, did discuss the issue last spring (if memory serves right). Some people just don't learn, don't they?

    I hope next time, I won't have had one too many drink and will remember to use a US address to receive packages from abroad.
     

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