Yeah I wear 8 in most of my basketball sneakers. The CP in 40 was fine width wise and my heel wasn't slipping out when I walked but they were just so long and I had them laced tighter than I wanted.
If the 39 is a little snug I can just break them in. It's a good quality shoe and I'm going to be wearing them a lot so think I'd be happier with that size.
Thought they made your "top 3".
I just wasn't feeling the metal eyelets any more and the marks they were leaving behind were starting to get bad. I wore those a lot and with the offers I'm getting for them now it looks like after I sell them I'll have got my moneys worth.
Want something that will look better beat up and with age. Arenas are better when fresh IMO.