For reference I brannock 8.5 D/E, and take an 8E in the 65 dress balmorals (PA, Strand, etc). I can wear 8D in the 201, but the instep is not as good, E is too wide. 8D in my Brooks MacNiels. Also, I got the Sauk Dr. (201) in 8D, it feels too long, love them but I may have to get rid of them.
You might want to try thicker socks with the Sauks before you give up on them. I've found that thick hiking socks can basically reduce the size of a pair of boots by almost 1/2 of a brannock size. I like these: http://www.wigwam.com/products/p-hiking-outdoor-pro-socks.aspx?productid=2386.