I ordered them on the 14th so it took 11 days to arrive in Paris, nice!
I plan to bring them to my cobbler as soons as they arrived. I will share some pictures here.
I just want to mention that the soles on my new Addisons are not the same as on my Rockfords. They seem to have upgraded the leather significantly. The Rockfords used to get little pebbles lodged in them constantly until the left sole self destructed. The Addison soles are far more solid and look/feel like the J&R soles I had the cobbler put on my Rockfords afterwards.
Also, the addition of the gusseted tongue on the Addisons changed the sizing a bit. The ungusseted Rockfords were a bit too loose at size 10, the Addisons are a bit too tight after 20-30 hours on my feet at size 9.5. Both are still comfortable, but just something to keep in mind.
I've had my boots for about a week now and I'm really enjoying them. I do have a question about QC of these boots. The main issue that I have is that the tongue on my right boot is significantly off center (leans to the exterior ankle) to the point that it is actually covering my ankle and leaving the top of my foot slightly exposed. Is this normal? I've never bought hand made shoes before so I don't know what the tolerance is for QC issues, etc. There are other slight issues that I'm less concerned about.
Any insight is greatly appreciated.
You'll be fine with just a half-sole. They come with a Vibram heel on them...
I bought 1000 miles in a size 8 and they fit me well without any insoles. However, I have flat feet and need Superfeet half-soles (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41d6lhnzVcL.jpg) in my shoes. With these in, and with wool socks on, the boots are very tight on the mid-foot area. Would it be recommended that I try sizing up to a 8.5, or go for a 8 wide?
Depends on the thickness. A thin, topy-like Vibram 2337 is virtually un-noticable and likely won't change the balance significantly. A thicker, lugged sole like the Raptor may change the balance but it may not be significant enough to feel. A reputable cobbler should be able to answer these questions when you have it installed.