That said, back to Tricker's: I have some credit at Shoe Healer and need to order something. I was thinking of a commando sole Malton as I don't have any c-shade boots, and have had my eyes on them for a while. Anyone have any experience at all moving from fitting 5 to fitting 6 on the 4497 last? I comfortably wear an 8.5UK fitting 5 on a 4497, can get away with a 9UK with a thin insole and thicker sock, and usually get some uncomfortable little toe rub (and blisters!), when I have tried wearing a UK8.
Richard was suggesting I size down 1/2 size to an 8UK, but I am a little nervous about the little toe rub. Others have said the volume difference between 5 and 6 is very significant and that I might have too much volume just moving laterally from 5 to 6 in the 8.5UK.
My second choice would probably be a black grasmere, but then I run into the same sizing issue.
Would love to hear any direct experiences with this from anyone.
Thanks in advance.