So cross that these are a men’s size 9 – a size too big for me, but a size too small for D – as these were exactly what the pair of us have been looking for. Tantalisingly close, but no good. I tried them with three pairs of socks, but that was just ridiculous. My old black jodphur boots to the same design (Regent) are past their expiry date, and I can’t face shelling out £100-plus on a new pair. Oh well. These were worth a try at 50p (Fletching jumble sale) and I will trade them in.