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Old 04-06-2015, 01:31 PM   #16
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Looks like the instep area is quite loose despite the straps already fastened to the innermost pinhole, so I suspect he might have a low instep.

Fit aside, the shoes look pretty good based on the photos.
Meermins seem like a 'draw of luck' brand and you could get a super bang-for-buck pair, u-get-what-u-pay-for pair or where-is-the-QC? pair.

I suspect they will prefer to remain that way than to improve their QC which would mean having to charge more and being benchmarked against against more formidable competition. From a very narrow and personal observation perspective, I think Meermin isn't really bothered about brand loyalty as their market is mainly guys venturing into their 1st pair of 'good' shoes, many of whom will move on and upgrade to higher tier brands. And I suspect that such a market is still very large, so long as they don't price themselves out of it.
actually i didn't tighten the strap... it was the third loose hole
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Old 04-06-2015, 02:06 PM   #17
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no leh (assuming u referring to the crease)... me wearing UK size 6.5... i think is the my foot front too flat. my feet is pretty small



u can see from picture here... my finger cannot even slide in... the shoe fits almost just nice with a little room for the toe to wriggle.
Nice double monks from Meermin. I concur with Mr. Gag regarding sizing down half with thinner socks (summer weight OTC 100% cotton dress socks from Viccel perhaps?).

Oh, If the toe caps were slightly burnished and polished to a mirror shine state, that would be icing on the cake. But hey, to each his own. Enjoy your shoes!
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actually i didn't tighten the strap... it was the third loose hole
Oh? Looks fastened all the way for the lower strap.. but yes, i realise the upper strap looks like it's loosely fastened.
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On my meermin db as well rotating between the cognac and cherry
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no leh (assuming u referring to the crease)... me wearing UK size 6.5... i think is the my foot front too flat. my feet is pretty small



u can see from picture here... my finger cannot even slide in... the shoe fits almost just nice with a little room for the toe to wriggle.
Nice shoes! Hiro last i assume?

I think I might have similar feet as you. Low volume overall yet slightly wide. 7.5 for width, 6.5 for volume so I just take 7 and walk till they're comfortable. Guess I need to start saving up for some bespokes soon
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The area back of my heel. There's a line of white mould between the wood part n rubber. I clean it no dry it each time I wear them. Any way to prevent this? Only right side got nia
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Would be interesting to see if waterproof spray or dubbin can help

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Fwah all the monks porn.

Btw do your monks squeak? Mostly when the strap buas against the upper


The area back of my heel. There's a line of white mould between the wood part n rubber. I clean it no dry it each time I wear them. Any way to prevent this? Only right side got nia
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Old 05-06-2015, 03:22 PM   #24
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Fwah all the monks porn.

Btw do your monks squeak? Mostly when the strap buas against the upper

no leh haha
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Old 05-06-2015, 03:55 PM   #25
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the wear rate for my meermin monk after wearing 2 days. as compared to my Loake... meermin soles seems more durable.

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Would be interesting to see if waterproof spray or dubbin can help
do let us know once you've tried. i am interested to know.
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the wear rate for my meermin monk after wearing 2 days. as compared to my Loake... meermin soles seems more durable.

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After 2 days




maybe they are OB?
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Old 05-06-2015, 07:01 PM   #28
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made a pair of DWs

cant wait to see the finished pdt
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made a pair of DWs

cant wait to see the finished pdt
Do post pics when done. What design/details did u do n the damage?
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hey experts

i just bought shoe trees from muji

they dun have different sizes only 1 size but they can still fit into my smaller size shoes becos of the metal spring

but will they like result in the expansion of my shoes after prolonged use?

sorry for the noob question!
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