About a week ago I commented on a 7.5 2030 Service boot being perhaps a bit small for my 8.5c Brannock foot - just a tad lengthwise. From a volume perspective it's a pretty good fit.
Now I'm not so sure. There is that sensation of my forefoot 'riding up' into the toebox, but OTOH, these have more toe spring than I'm used to... compared to any of my aldens, the toe ends up nearly a half inch higher.
This is causing no shortage of grief for me as I was one of the lucky few to snag those Brandys, and as they're a pre-order I have time still to set my size. I asked Guy to change them to an 8, but now I'm not so sure... not exactly like I'm going to have a second chance to nail my size in a grail boot that will likely not come around again.
As much as I would love to take the preorder off your hands, I would suggest the 8 with an insole.