That's probably about right sizewise (half a size), but depends on the shoe of course. Some Loakes for example I wear an 8.5UK and some a 9, same as the simpson last. The simpson last proves though that you don't have to have a bloody clown length last like most makers to have a sleek chisel toed last. Anyway I just got engaged so there won't be anymore Carmina's (or any shoes) in the near future, think i'll be joining the no purchase club for a while until it's time to get the wedding suit! I did get mine from the Armoury by the way.