Just received my light brown Freiburgs today. This might be my favorite AE boot I have. The leather is kind of rough, but not sueded (except the toe is smooth). These are similar to my Cascades as far as leather goes. I don't know if I am going to put any AE Leather Lotion on these - it might really darken the leather given the rough surface.
Fit wise I went with my usual AE size - 9.5D. These fit very nice having just tried them on and walked a very short distance. I think they will fit even better with my AE casual rib socks I will probably be wearing with these. I have the Odenwald in 9D (one of 2 AE's I have that isn't 9.5D) and it feels much larger than the Freiburg in 9.5D.
Here are the pics with sunlight filtered through a window shade.
I was just going to see if anyone had pics of this boot!
I only have the 65 last bal and I wear 12.5 D. I tried Daltons in 13D and 12E and the 12E was a better fit. The E would give about a 1/2 in length correct?? That's what the SA told me at the AE store. I would assume 12E for these then too correct?