It's a little hard to say; since most of my 65-last shoes are bals. I do have the Lexington, and I'd say the Boone fits similar through the waist but has more room in the toe box, as you suggest. It isn't a tremendous amount of room, I don't feel like I'm swimming in them, but they don't pinch the top of my feet where they crease like the Lexingtons sometimes do.
Not sure that's helpful; for what it's worth, they're an absolute steal at $139. For they'd drop the price on the brown or navy a bit more (say $195), I'd find it very difficult not to pick up another pair. The sole is incredibly comfortable, and the suede is pretty nice.
Thanks, that's helpful for describing the fit, maybe not so helpful for my wallet.
I fit the same in everything 65. The only one that came close to being tight was my McTavish, which I chalked up to being bal + thicker rough leather, but it has broken in well. On the flip side, my suede McGregors might be a bit loose, as they start squeaking near the end of the day. How embarrassing. I'm convinced that's from the lining somehow, but haven't figured out how to conquer it yet. I would hate to pick up another suede shoe and end up with the same problem.