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Here's a profile view of my engineers with the Vibram 705.  The important thing that Viberg does, regardless of the sole, is put in a half-slip to maintain a constant thickness between the back of the sole and the front of the heel.  
My 8.5EE Viberg x IH Engineers are about the same length as my 8.5 2030 service boots.  The main differences that I've noticed are:   The heel pocket on the EE width Engineers is wider and looser, kind of like the 110 heel.  As a byproduct of the additional room, the Engineers feel longer. The Engineers have a wider and taller toebox.  I can easily curl my toes in the Engineers, but not so much in the Service Boots. In general, the EE width Engineers feel like...
 I should revise that part of the review - I have a high instep and high volume feet, so getting my feet in and out require some effort.  I've also had numerous ankle injuries (from soccer), so it's possible I can't extend my ankle as much as I used to.  After I get my feet in, the area across the instep is comfortable, borderline loose with thin socks.  With all that said, I've only worn them a few times, and they have become a bit easier to put on.
If anyone is interested in some engineers, Iron Heart has some on special ($500 shipped).  LINK   I posted a review/pictures on /r/goodyearwelt, too.  LINK
 I'm a US Brannock L: 9.5D, R: 9E, and my feet are fairly high volume.  I like an 8-1/2, Fitting 5 or 6 UK in the 4497 last.  I usually wear thin socks with an insole or thick(er) socks without an insole.
 There were several that ended over the weekend, but I don't think they ended early.  They were mostly unique makeups, too, with two vastly different leathers.  The sizes were mostly 8.5 - 9.5.  Several of them didn't sell, so I'm sure they'll be relisted at some point.
Sounds normal to me.  It could be that you have a hard heel-strike.  I wouldn't worry about it.
 I love me some c-shade gorse!  My Malton Commandos (bought them from Carson, actually) are my go-to boots for bad weather and casual outfits.  Here's a pic from today.  I've really only performed minimal maintenance, such as brushing and shoe trees.  The leather doesn't seem to need much conditioner, and it's maintained a consistent and satin finish.  The leather isn't particularly thick, but it seems tough enough for regular casual wear.
I'm a big Rancourt fan.  I just got some green Ranger Mocs from the recent Brooks Brothers sale.  I ordered them TTS, and they were a bit tight to begin with, but now they feel like leather socks.  I also have 2 pairs of Trask branded Rancourts.  One pair is a bison chukka boot, and the other is a wool and whiskey cavalier boot.  
^^That's not bad at all.  Some brown cream will hide that nicely.
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