Thanks. I guess it's my size also - 9,5.I have AS 99 (blue cooper monk) in 9. Having tried it on (due to my inexperience and hell knows what else) I kept it....and after some time I have understood that they are bloody snug. Moreover as I have high instep i can close them up only on second buckle and they look a little camel-back))))) Tell me please do you have standart width/instep? Or tend to narrower/wider side?