My Pops just scored himself a pair for Black Friday and I got to handle them....I was actually impressed. The heel was nailed on with 270 welt construction. Oiled leather upper with a very interesting sole. Neocork I think. Stiff as a board though. I think you would want your Barrie/Tru size. Pops wears AE 5 last in 11D like it was made for him.....11D Iron Ranger had him swimming.