Hey i'm usually size US8.5 shoe size, and...
Hey i'm usually size US8.5 shoe size, and have wide-ish hobbit-like feet. Would 8.5 be my boot size as well?
Most likely - yes; some folks down-size 1/2 size than their normal shoe size. The 32boots usually have a wider toe-box. But the best way to find your size would be to try them in-store.