probably 10 or 10.5. you really will have to try them on to be sure. find a store with them or order from somewhere that has a good return policy and be prepared to send shoes back and forth a couple times. there is no way to be sure without sticking both feet into the shoes and walking around the room a few times. you can make an educated guess (which you are getting now) and maybe you'll get lucky. good luck!
I sized down a whole size (I'm a true ten) to a nine and they fit perfectly snug. Then again, I'm also a 42 (9) in CP's, so maybe a 10.5 would work for you. I'd say find a place and try 'em on in person.
Yeah it’s weird, 44’s in CP’s fit me like a glove, little wiggle room, but they are great, wear 11’s in Cucks, Nikes (see below), and in Yuketens, Quoddys, I am usually a 10.5. Got the Leffot x Quoddy Venetian Moccs recently and had to go all the way down to a size 9.5 to make them work! Thing is I will likely go sockless in those they run big, and they are snug, but base on what I’ve read these Alden Chukka’s run a bit big, so 10 or 10.5 is likely the right call. Since it has a higher ankle and laces, I would imagine I could get away with it being on the bigger size, but I’ll try to find some local and see what’s best.
Have been to Italy several times but this was a first to the southern part. Gotta' say, renting scooters and driving around like a mad bastard along the coast is something that should be on everyone's bucket list.
As long as you know that the South is the best part. The only reason the north is so much more industrialized is because during the unification they basically robbed our coffers to pay off their debts with the help of some corrupt local governments. Thats what basically enabled the Cammora and the Cosa Nostra to take off like they did and also what sparked the mass migration of Southerners all over the world. Sorry, rant over, back to shoes!
The South is indeed the best part. Currently in Capo Vaticano, and quite happy that today I received an email letting me know that my Whiskey LWB will be waiting for me when I get back home.