Based on this thread and a conversation with Brtp4, I ordered the G-Midland in a 42 since I wear a Balance Oiled 41. The G-Midlands fit perfectly! I was even able to take out the removable insoles and put in green SuperFeet ones. The buckles and velcro tops adjust easily, the front of the ankle flexes nicely for walking, the sole is stiffer (than the Balance) so feels great on the pegs (just standing so far (yeah with grocery bags on to protect the boots in case they didn't feel right), not riding). The materials and finish is superb.
Yep, pretty much the same as what everyone else has said.
Haven't been able to ride yet since we've gotten too much snow recently but can't wait! Well, of course I can't wait to ride but now even more so with these awesome boots. My husband was pooh-poohing any other boot than the Balance and, now that he's seen the G-Midlands, is wildly jealous
. Hm, his birthday's in April; I think I have an idea...