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Meermin Mallorca Shoes

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

  1. cbfn

    cbfn Senior member

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    So far it seem's like:

    Narrow/Normal feet:
    TTS on New Rey, Ama and Hiro.

    Normal/Wide feet:
    TTS on Ama (to a certain degree, a little more tight in the toe box and instep) and Hiro.
    .5 size up on New Rey.

    As said, it depends on a lot of other factors as well.

    Received my pair of cuero calf chukkas a couple of days ago, they're undergoing treatment as we speek and I should have a picture up at the end of the weekend. They're on the Rui last which seems to fit a little bigger than the Hiro last, but I would advise to still pick the same size, maybe half a size down for narrow feet.
     
  2. newtoshoes

    newtoshoes Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your replies, dsc and Christian.

    As I sent my request on Tuesday, I was not going to send another one before next Monday or Tuesday anyway. And I totally understand that it is a small company and that they are quite busy currently. I was just wondering if requests via the web form are treated the same as requests via mail (as mentioned, I didn't find a mail address on their website; I just read in this thread that many of you contacted them directly via mail).

    I know that it's (very) hard to suggest certain sizes and/or lasts just based on the usual shoe size. Therefore, I gave them my foot dimensions based on the required measurements at sizeadvisors.com (i.e. Length, Ball girth, Ball width, Heel width, Instep girth and Heel girth). I hope that facilitates an advice a lot. Even if they still don't (and shouldn't) take the risk of non-fitting shoes after their advice, in my opinion asking for their advice is the only way to minimize the risk of mispurchase solely related to misfit. This is even more essential taking into account that shipping and possible return costs (would) make up to more than 20 % of the shoe price (classic line).

    Best regards
     
  3. cbfn

    cbfn Senior member

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    Glad to hear you didn't just inform them about your size in Clark's DB and sneakers, the information you provided is sufficient to certainly advise a size that might, and probably will fit you. Good luck!
     
  4. newtoshoes

    newtoshoes Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! I'm looking forward to hearing from them. I will keep you updated.

    P.S.: I could hardly resist to only provide my size in Adidas sports shoes (UK 12). ;)
     
  5. cbfn

    cbfn Senior member

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  6. newtoshoes

    newtoshoes Well-Known Member

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    That would probably be the result based on my shoe size for Adidas sneakers... [​IMG]
     
  7. akg101

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    First of all, I gave them an EXACT measurement of my foot length, width, etc. The only reason I referenced DB in here was to see if anyone had a frame of reference regarding how they fit compared to a boot that generally runs large.

    Unfortunately for me, I live ~2 hours away from the nearest retailer of AE, C&J, etc. It's a sad reality, but it is what it is.

    There's no need to be an asshole about it.
     
  8. cbfn

    cbfn Senior member

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    Sorry, it was an honest mistake as I mistook newtoshoes as you, it was by no means intended to offend you or anyone else.
     
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  9. akg101

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    No problem.
     
  10. Jermyn

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    They doubled the price already. It is now €100 upcharge for MTO.

    They probably should have charged €100 extra to begin with but now people are going to be unhappy.
    I think its too big a jump in price to make this soon.
     
  11. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    [​IMG] I was just waiting to hear back to place an order for a MTO pair.
     
  12. RDiaz

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    Bad move... sure they are probably overloaded with orders right now, but they will be losing sales...
     
  13. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    Agree from a personal perspective of someone wanting to order MTO shoes, but disagree from a business perspective. With the issues they are having trying to meet demand and the amount of time they have to spend for each individual MTO order (see this thread for examples), they needed to raise the prices on MTO shoes if for nothing else than to recoup their additional cost and or push people to their RTW models. I saw this coming, but did not act quick enough.
     
  14. RDiaz

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    Ah yeah, didn't think of that. You're right, they need to sell their RTW shoes too [​IMG]
     
  15. zazaza

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    €50 euro for MTO was a damn good deal.

    €100 is still a good deal.
     
  16. UnnamedPlayer

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    Is it as good a deal?
    Or would you say it is only half as good?

    I asked them about MTO because I had heard it was cheap an when they got back to
    Me the price was double.
    Glad it has been confirmed and they weren't charging me too much.

    In the end the additional cost isn't worth it as I can get something from them that is close enough without pay €100 more
     
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  17. Frankie22

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    Looks like Meermin has taken the extra step in regard to quality control.

    Just ordered a pair of Linea Maestro's (light brown cap toes) from the store in Spain. Rather than just shipping them out, they will go to Sandro for a final quality control inspection before being shipped.
     
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  18. Frankie22

    Frankie22 Senior member

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    This is true.
     
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  19. MarioImpemba

    MarioImpemba Senior member

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    Show me another vendor that will make a one off MTO without a MOQ for any price, let alone only 100 Euro.
     
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  20. lychyrychy

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    In my book, this move is the #1 sin in pricing strategy. Raising price on consumers is the last thing any savvy business minded company want to consider, especially an up and coming one. :facepalm:
     

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