This might be of interest to forum members. The "Grassmere" last is, I agree, a bit 'blobby', but it's not as bad as some people think. I have put a pair of "Grasmere" boots alongside a pair of Grenson "Bleasdale" boots. Both are size 9.5 (UK). There's not a great deal of difference, as you can see. Toe shape is the key thing. Personally, I wouldn't wear the"Grassmere" boots to the office, but they make admirable country boots. The one shown here is in a different type of grained leather from the current crop. Have a look at the Andersons of Durham website and you'll see what I mean. Pediwear show the type of boot shown here, but chances are you'll get the new version (prob. an old photo). Bear in mind that the new, heavier grained boots will look slightly bigger - unequivocally country. I'm assuming that your office is a boring one full of computers and paper, not trees and streams. If it's the latter, then I envy you. Any place without electric sockets is a decent place indeed. I was lucky to get these. They are particularly well made and are a lovely colour.