the boots are a 44
@Caveat, yeah it was an auction so I didn't want to say anything about them.
@dotcomzz, there never was an $800 budget for boots, I wish.
I take a 45 in sneakers and a 44 in most welted boots/shoes. I really hope they fit. I'm happy it turned out this way, but I don't have them in hand yet...
Saw them for sale somewhere on the net for $1400 new and used for $800. This seller did have 2 pair though and someone else got a pair for $99!. I kinda wonder if the seller is rich and just having fun posting them as an anonymous handmade custom boot? I guess that way some random guy (like me) who liked them but has no idea what he's getting would buy them.