Christie Downs in South Australia
I was hesitant to order from this site because of the differences in sizing between EU, AU, US and UK shoes which can fluctuate up to a full size in difference - and the prospect of returning them for a size exchange was not an option (I live in South Australia). I was so pleased when they were delivered right to my front door about ten days after ordering. To my delight, they are a very stylish leather boot, beautifully crafted, and Banana Bread is a lovely rich tan colour that could be styled to suit casual or formal outfits, long skirts, etc.The size EU40 is very true to a size AU9 - no extra length if your toes are just a little over the size 9. With was comfortable. Wearing thick socks with them may not be that comfy until the leather softens and stretches a little. If I ordered this brand again, and I am very likely to, i would order a pair with a slightly wider calf size, which is available in most of this brand of boot, I think. Calf measurements of boots are not commonly given or used in Australia so I didn't bother too much with it when I ordered. However these boots do fit very firmly around under my knee so I am not sure if I can wear them with tuck-in jeans - a slightly wider calf size would have been better (I am medium height, 73 kg). Perhaps again, when the leather softens up a bit I will try them again with jeans.
All up? Beautiful quality high leather boots, really great service from onlineshoes.com, and would I recommend them to my Aussie mates? Most definitely, and thanks to all for the great service.