I'm a 8.5D on the Brannock (8D Barrie last) and bought the Ranger Moc in 9 medium after trying both the 8 and 8.5 sizes. I simply need the added width of the 9 ... I have as much empty toe space as you.
What's the cost of shipping the bag back to BB ... I'm wondering if it might be less costly and inconvenient for you to simply purchase a replacement pad.Regardless, that sucks for your 1st experience with the brand.