These Carpe's from eBay arrived, and they're awesome. Big thanks @twdawson!
43 fits like a US9.5 IMO.. and yeah that instep sure is snug! But they're still quite comfortable (no room for an insole though).
And man that leather is awesome.. reverse (very smooth on the inside), unlined, nice mottled grey color. They have such a slim silhouette I found they worked best with a pretty slim jean (currently pulling some old Dior's out of retirement). Definitely a keeper..
damn @tellure that was fast! local seller?
congrats anyway; if i remember you were searching for some kind of grey boot like this for a while...