Wanted no longer, a1923 combats, 10" height and 43Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
is a snug fit that I prefer in a laceup since I can leave the laces loose. Going back to the insole discussion, I far prefer to add a half insole just to get me the arch support and heel cupping since my foot length is more of a 43.5 than an 11. Once my original release, 2010-11 era a1923 sz 43 dual zips ( opposite side zippers in really rough culatta, no rounded heel cup) broke-in, they are some of the most comfortable boots in my collection just with a pedag half in there. That boot is really what I joined this forum in search of initially after buying an oversized 44 at Atelier simply because they were so hardened through the toe that I coudn't tell how they were going to break in.
Anyway, I want a snug fitting tall combat from a1923 now which for me is a 43. I'm keeping an eye on some options but the deal I though I'd locked in already was pretty damn baller. I've had really terrible luck with bad sellers in the last few months actually. The market is apparently awash with assholes. I was shipped a pair of rihanna x puma fenty creepers and some random person somewhere has the a1923 that I actually bought. That was a shitty shock when opening the box.
Found a perfect pair and worked out a deal. Working out a return on the failed previous buy but I think I've got what I was looking for now.