I take 10.5US in 325 Conistons from Barney's. I assume this is a 9.5UK.
I also take 9.5UK in 4497.
So would you suggest making sure that they fit true and comfortably on first wear?
Would a plain or Dainite sole be better for urban wear?
The commando sole is fine although you'll find that snow will build up in the 'grooves' of the sole and you'll be stamping your feet every half mile or so to clear the sole. Same as when walking over muddy ground, to be fair. Can't comment on the Vibram wedge though...
For my money, a Ridgeway or Medway sole is best for wintry conditions and forget about the studded Dainite sole as they're about as useful as a chocolate teapot in the winter...
That makes sense though I do wonder how warm the boots can be in snowy condition. Perhaps I'm better off getting a pair of dedicated snow boots but I'm rather reluctant to pony up for something that I'll use once in a blue moon.
Are you able to get hold of a pair in UK 9, fitting 5? That might be a better fit for you
Very nice pair of 9.5US Tricker's at Yoox: http://www.yoox.com/us/44520337TD/item?dept=men&tp=43680&utm_source=criteo_us&utm_medium=shopping&utm_campaign=yoox_us&utm_content=old_customer_active#cod10=44520337TD&sizeId=10
Last pair, so $285.