Meermin LM HW is a plus, in that sense you are most than right. In Spain none of the shoelovers will tell you that Meermin LM is better than Carmina, I not alone either. Apart from the above, wich I respect so much, finishings, insoles/outsoles, pattern designs, and QC are a bit better than Meermin . Although, we can discuss quality in Yanko Vs. Meermin LM My impression is just that the design of the patterns of Meermin are in many models kind of blobbly and loose with their last/type of shoes. Finishings... and CQ is another very important issue to me. I have handle most pairs at their shops here many times. The rest of the quality materials/components of Mermin exactly the same than Yanko (same level of prices too), but not to Carmina. But I never stated that their quality is far behind/above to each other . Just my opinion, but I would like you to elaborate a bit more yours so maybe I change my analisis.