I just returned a set of Gaerne G-Midlands after ordering them from Atomic Moto (Fantastic service btw) because I'm a size 11.5 and the Midlands were too tight (ordered a size 11).
I decided to go with the Oiled Balance because of the reputation for comfort and fit, but I went with a size 12 due to the experience with the Midland.
Now I read the Oiled Balance are truer to fit and may be too big... I'm hoping I am lucky and the fit is spot on! I really want to try them out in the field. :(