neilz4, your foot sizing sounds just about exactly like mine. AE 5 I'm a 9.5EEE, Modified I bought 9.5E and after they broke in they were a bit too big, though my determination was actually that the E was the problem, and I should have gone for a 10D instead. On Viberg I am a 10 for the 2030. So my expectation is that the size 9 is probably the right size for you. You are wearing proper medium or heavy boot socks for the boots, right?