Meermin Mallorca Shoes

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  1. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    Am I seeing a white (probably nubuck) wholecut in the store pics?

    I MUST get that for my upcoming light blue/white hairline stripe cotton suit. I hope they carry my size.
     


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    And the light blue suede boat shoes! Wow, the web shop is really lacking a lot of content. :(
     
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  3. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    Yes, and it looks like their brick and mortar store selection has also improved since the last time I was there...
     


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    Wow, just noticed the wingtip on the third shelf. Madrid, here I come!
     


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    Those blue suede wholecuts...omfg. Just mailed Jose, I really hope they have it in my size and he's willing to sell it online.
     


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    Thanks for this advice, it's really incredibly valuable (or well, at least worth another 60 euros).

    Loake Capital last in UK8 is a very tight fit for me, so if Hiro is any smaller at all, it would clearly be too tight. UK9 in Hiro was again too big, so 8.5 should be just perfect.


    As for trying on the shoes at the Meermin Tokyo store – that would be awesome idea, but I'm currently back in Europe till the end of September, and as I mentioned earlier in this thread, I was hoping to buy a few pairs of good shoes before I leave for Japan again. Meermin prices for Linea Classico in their Tokyo store start at 40.000 yen which basically means that for the price of 2 pairs in Tokyo you can have 5 pairs my ordering from within the EU (but sadly not when ordering from Japan, as you get slammed with a ridiculous 65% tariff on leather shoes on top of the extra shipping).

    The selection in their Tokyo store also seems to be quite different – lots of womens shoes, shoes on discontinued lasts (such as the Peng last, for instance), the side-laced oxfords that have also been seen on their tumblr, so there is no guarantee that they would stock shoes on the Hiro last in the sizes I require either.

    In other news, some new models where sneakily introduced to the website a few days ago it seems, but I´m having little success in getting info about models not listed on the website.




    Awesome! Are these also suede (must be even lighter then the snuff suede then) or do they actually do chukkas in calf as well? I´m awaiting an inventory update on the snuff suede ones, so if there is another option to consider I´d love to hear more about it - if you would so kindly share. Did he send you any pics?[​IMG]
     
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  7. schmallo15

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    Just got the Shell Cordovan LWB and the Freudenberg in the mail today. Really pleased with the service from Pepe and Sandro. Very quick to respond to emails both before and after purchase.

    I traced my foot, measured it and sent it as a PDF to Meermin along with the sizes I wear in other brands. Pepe recommended a size 8 in the LWB and 8.5 for the Freudenberg. Both fit really well. Price to quality ratio is definitely up there. Leather is very stiff so it'll take some time to break in. Only time will tell how the Argentinian shell holds up. Not a shell expert but upon initial inspection, it looks quite good.

    For reference purposes, I wear:
    Size 8 Tricker's Belgrave (fits slightly large)
    Size 8 Alfred Sargent Connaught (fits perfectly)
    Size 7G Church Consul (fits a bit small)
    8.5 Alden LWB - Barrie last (didn't buy, only tried on, toe box was fine but major heel slippage)

    Anyway, here are some pics:

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  8. Rankiz

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    I got the shoe numbers from the store in Madrid for the blue suede derbys and blue suede monks, since they did not have my size in.

    104413 Ante Azul T:7- Derbys
    104341-S Ante Azul T:7 - Double monks

    How much was the MTO fee from Meermin again?
     


  9. RDiaz

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    ^ 7 is my size [​IMG]

    However I'm interested in either white nubuck or light tan suede wholecuts... both can be seen in the second picture. Hope they have them in a 7 too. If I had the money I'd be running to the store right now [​IMG]
     


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    Wow, stunning! Looks like they are from two different lasts...? The Freudenberg should be a New Rey, right?

    Thanks for the excellent pictures!
     
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    7 is my size too. They did not have the blue suede derbys, wholecuts or double monks in 7, atleast not in the Madrid store.
     


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    So you paid an extra €50 for MTO, right?
     


  13. MarioImpemba

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    Without aimlessly searching throughout the thread, can anyone please provide me a contact email to inquire about an MTO?

    Or should I simply use the "contact" form on the website?

    I'm in no rush, just wondering about any language divide.
     


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    Just a warning that although they are operating as an "online" business their communication practices seem to be routed in a bricks-and-mortar world.

    After receiving my first pair of shoes, I was shocked to see a pick mark/gouge in the leather and a large number of spider cracks in the leather:[​IMG]

    The most disappointing thing about this is that it if proper QA had been carried out this problem would have been identify and the shoes never sent.
    We're not talking about a loose stitch in the welt, or a improperly glued lining, this fault is visible to the naked eye and is on the outside if the shoe.

    The communication problem has reared its head now that I am trying to get them to send me a replacement shoe.
    It has taken two days and 5 emails and so far I still don't know if they are sending me a replacement or waiting for the damaged shoe to be returned.

    You can use the "they are swamped" or "I'll take a slow response over higher prices" lines all you want, however if someone has ordered and paid for their product (like I have)
    then customer service should be a very high priority for the business.

    On a positive note the shoes are very well put together and I was almost tempted enough to overlook the damage just so that I could get the shoes on my feet.
     


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    Just use the contact form. I've always had the quickest responses that way. They speak very good English.
     
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