The boots are made with Horween and color is #8 (or similar to Alden's version). Cost me pretty much the same as Alden's but MUCH better attention to detail. They were comfortable for a typical NYC work day (translates to a lot of walking).
I am a US7 D/E in shoes, these are US7.5 and I have a bit more toe room than my other shoes (which is expexted since they are .5 larger than my other shoes) but since they are boots, I could get away with it. I would say they are TTS but will hedge a little until I try US 7 from them.