maiden voyage - F last oxblood austerity brogue. I've wanted austerity brogues for many years, and to have these in my rotation, I truly am stoked. Thanks to Skeen for an effortless transaction (these were the ones he had FS). He is a top guy to deal with for sales. Kudos to him. He even threw in a free tin of Saphir! I've had 41.5 and 42 F last shoes (I wear 42 U last and 8uk in the 337 last); I've found with the 41.5 it is a perfect snug fit which required a lot of breaking in. My heels would be butchered with average thickness socks and the vamp on my right foot would cause a bit of pain by the end of the day. Thanks to the members here who suggested I cover the shoe tree with an invisible sock whilst not wearing the shoes. It worked a treat in stretching out the leather that tiny bit more, making my favourite shoes now wearable.