Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Vancouver, Canada
I have feet that seem to take different sizes from different manufacturers. Street shoes I am fine with an 11, or 45. I have a pair of Alpinestars Web Goretex boots in 45 that fit like a dream. Too bad the rubber used for the sole is so soft and thin that it wore through in about 6 months, and as it is bonded to the upper, not easily replaced. Comfy boots though, and not too pricey at about 250.00 CDN.
My current boot is the Sidi On Road Touring boot. Kind of the opposite of what you are looking at (Tall, full leather boot), but they have a similar, shorter boot called the Canyon. In this boot I take a 46. When first bought it was snug, but as it is all natural leather, it did stretch. Now, with a set of thermo-moldable soles inside, they fit like a glove. I have ridden down below 0 C, and as high as the mid 30's C and the feet have been comfy. Lots of long days (500Km plus) in them as well. If shorter is a must, look at the Canyon.
Not once have my feet got wet, and I live and ride in Vancouver, BC, which is not one of the driest cities in the world. In a nutshell, you'd be well serviced by either Alpinestars or Sidi.