Considerin all that, If I were to order a new pair of shell beefrolls today, I'd go with 11d. It would work well for me sockless and with lighter socks.
Hope that helps.
Check out the new Ranger Moc Rancourt made for Need Supply. I am not sure I love the sole but certainly a different look...
Seems like the leather could be brown CXL but I am not entirely sure.