^^I really like those boots! What sole is that?
Do you know your brannock size? Fingers crossed they fit!
Yeah, I've heard similar comments about IRs being narrow. Mine feel snug in the heel and regular width in the toe. I bought IRs in 8.5 and 8, and the 8.5 felt too roomy around the ankle. Either way, I hope you're wrong, too!
The sole is a Vibram Gloxi Cut. You don't see it around all that often. I like it a lot - super comfortable and looks pretty cool too.