Just wanted to throw my 2 cents into the mix here, as I received my pair last week.
To start with, I was very concerned with the fit. I measure at an 11, and have worn perfectly sized 10 Doc Martens for years.
I typically vary with other shoes from 11-12.
I was unable to try these on beforehand, as others have noted the only stores that will sometimes carry them is the flagship up in ME (though I tried at an outlet store.)
In comparison I was able to hit a nearby Nordstrom and try on the Red Wing Iron Rangers.
The size 10 seemed to small and tight in the toebox along with being too narrow.
The 10.5's fit me better, but were also a touch narrow, but felt too roomy up front.
In the end, while I could not try them on as there were none available, I thought perhaps a size 10EE might fit the bill.
After speaking with a chiropracter, he strongly suggested getting one slightly larger than slightly smaller in fit, as one could always wear thicker socks or use a larger insole.
I decided to take the plunge with the 10.5 Bean boots, and thankfully, I was able to score one before the New Year and the price jump for $134 shipped (plus tax).
It arrived a month earlier than I had originally been told (Feb 26th).
They are indeed narrow, but not as narrow as the Red Wings.
I am very pleased with the sizing, and think the 10.5s are pretty much spot on.
They are snug without being too tight, and will mold to my feet very well in the next few weeks.
I can also wiggle my toes and brush the front of the shoe as well.
My biggest complaint is the collar however.
The top of the boot is rather painful at times. It has gotten progressively better, and an application of Mink Oil has reduced this to a minimal sensation on the left though still stronger on the right.
I spent part of the weekend snow shovelling, and the flexing and bending of doing so has helped the fit even more.
By the end of the week I should be receiving a package of Obenauf's LP, which I'll be applying on top.
The mink oil darkened the color to a rich deep brown, which I prefer, and I expect the Obenaufs will keep it there, or perhaps darken it a tad more.
All in all, I am very happy with the boot. I plan on wearing this as my day to day at work, with a variety of 'country club attire' outfits.
Hopefully the collar will give more, and I will enjoy this for years to come.
I may end up getting the Rodeo Tan later on, or perhaps another similar brand in Black.