Thanks! If already able, do you mind posting comparo pics of your rain last shoes and P2 and F. Also would appreciate a PM for list of your AE, Carmina and Vass sizes.
I think we share roughly the same size, but I do have a very high instep so I am borderline next size in some lasts (especially those with low insteps) when compared to your sizing.
Can't take pictures - shoes haven't arrived yet. Did lots of sizing comparison stuff in person at Vass in Budapest when I was there recently.
Here are my sizing thoughts.
AE 5 last - 8.5D
AE 1 last - 8.5D or 8E (both fit well, honestly)
AE 8 last - 8.5D or 8E (8E has less heel slip but is a bit wide in the midfoot)
AE 7 last - 8.5D
Carmina Rain - 7.5 UK (good fit everywhere but heel, which is a bit loose)
Carmina Inca - 7.5 UK (excellent fit, a tough tight across the vamp initially)
Carmina Simpson - 8 UK (excellent fit everywhere, but a little bit long)
Vass 3636 - 41 (good fit, a touch roomy but very comfortable)
Vass P2 - 41 (good fit, similar to 3636 in being a touch roomy overall but very comfortable)
Vass F - 41 (good fit, but too much room in the instep - balmoral laces/facings close fully)
Vass U - 41.5 (excellent fit)
Alden Barrie - 8C (shell bluchers) or 8D (suede bluchers, shell boots)
Alden Aberdeen - 8.5D (excellent fit)
Alden Plaza - 8.5D (excellent fit, but a little bit long)
Alden 379X - 8D (excellent fit - snug through waist and comfortable in toes)