Curious about experiences with this classic. Cautious to order online if the fit isn't great...though it seems they can be returned within 45 days (except for custom boots).
Fit: Online comments suggest ordering a size 10, for example, rather than 10.5 (as a typical ideal fit). How about width? Is a standard D actually D width or slightly narrower or wider? D and 3E seem to be the only width options.
Models: So many.... Any advice/preferences/etc. in picking the style? An attempt at summarizing *boot* style variations:
Original -- including a leather sole...
Evans -- grippy sole, otherwise original style?
Addison Wingtip -- fanciest?
Rockford Cap-toe -- fancier...
Harwell Chukka -- lower cut & fancier...
Montague Chelsea -- slip-ons & grippy sole
Courtland -- grippy sole & boxier toe??
'Cortado' -- full Vibram sole
I'll likely go for the Original, though the Evans is also appealing. Are leather or rubber soles 'better'?
Color: How do the various color options wear over time? The black and brown are my likely choices, but which one?! :) Thoughts on color versatility with outfits? Is Cordovan No. 8 color a slightly reddish brown? Any dye leakage with wetness (rain, sweat, etc.)?
Any other advice is appreciated, such as 'Care.'