I wondered if anyone else has found the sizes of desert boots odd. The desert boots I'm talking about are the British light weight patrol boot similar in style to the jungle boot. I take an 8L in assault boots but have had to go for a 9L in desert becasue the 8L was far too small. The 9l desert looks to be the same size as the assault boots. The sole is the same size etc. The other odd thing is that the toes are a 'snug' fit but the uppers are almost loose. I can almost close the laces over my foot and the speed lacing does close on the leg (if that makes sense) personally I'd prefer more room in the toes and the possibility of tying the boot a bit tighter on the leg. As as side issue I cannot wear any of the other issue boots - Meindles, Lowas etc because the are too narrow.