Thank you for your helpful comment. I wonder if the shoes won't be too long if I size up half a size. I do own a pair of double monks on the Hiro last in size 8, and altough they are not a great fit for my feet they seem okay length wise. I did just put 'em up for sale on the B&S forum though because they feel as if my heels won't sink in deep enough. I also own a pair of derbies on the new rey last, and these do fit my feet pretty well, although a bit snug, but nothing to worry about. I guess Im not having any luck yet with finding my perfect Meermin last.