I just purchased a pair of Iron Rangers, but had to special order them from a local retailer, so I didn't get a chance to try 'em on in person. The sales associate had me try on a few of their other boots, and determined I needed a 9.5 D in the Iron Ranger. This sounded good as I am a size 9.5 in every other shoe I own.
Well, I got them the other day, and they felt good walking around in store, so I decided to go with 'em. Then the manager gave me a quick run down on how to properly oil boots, using mine as the guinea pig. But after wearing them to the movies last night, I've realized that they fit too large. After a quick google I ended up here, and read all the posts about these boots fitting a half size to a full size big. Darn! Wish I read that before the purchase...
So, I'm just curious about what you guys would do in my situation? I really can't wear these boots; my heel comes up ever so slightly with each step, and it drives me nuts. Even with the Red Wing insole, they're still too big. And of course the store will not allow me to return or exchange them because they've been oiled once.