Exactly…who or what is Meermin. I mean I’ll be honest; I hadn’t a clue until two weeks ago, if it wasn’t for good old social media I still wouldn’t know now and my god wouldn’t I be disappointed. Meermin is a well-established, renowned shoemaking family from Mallorca, which specialize in making high-end goodyear shoes. Now I know what your thinking, they come at a price, everything in this day and age comes at a price, Meermin however are surprising ‘reasonable’ a word Jack and myself love to use to describe a quality product at an affordable price!
So how do they do it might you ask? Well it’s the middleman or lack of it; they haven’t gone down the route of retailers, which is where premium prices come from. Meermin shoes are distributed directly from the factory all the way to the final customer!
Now a monk strap is strong favourite in the world of fashion and not to mention a favourite of mine, suede being the fabric of choice for me and just take a look a the pair above, who wouldn’t like a statement shoe like that in their wardrobe. I’ve spent too long ogling over suede monk strap shoes, all with a price tag of £250+ however not Meermin, the whole range they have on offer comes in at a mere €160 (approximately £128) and delivery doesn’t break the bank either, it’s a pleasing 3-5 day service from Mallorca to the UK at a fair price of €20.
Considering we are in months of summer, something a little more seasonal…Loafers are and always will be a timeless shoe, pair them with a suit, jeans, chino’s and lets not forget shorts and your good to go. If I have a quick brainstorm I cant think of any outfit they wouldn’t look right with! The Loafers Meermin has to offer keep up with the likes of Grenson, Gucci and quite possibly Alexander Mcqueen. Goodyear welted on the RON last, the apron is 100% handsewn and they’re all finished with a single leather sole, don’t forget €160! Priceless.