My opinion is they look too large. I wear a 9-9.5 in most shoes, boots. Red Wing store scanned my feet and said I needed a 10-10.5. When they came in, they fit like clown shoes. I had them order a 8.5 and a 9. Put the 8.5 on, it fit like a glove. My fold-crease is right in the middle of the toe cap. If you are happy with the fit, go with it. You should try a smaller boot to see if it feels good. I am convinced that the Iron Rangers are running large and that to get the bed fit you need to get a size or half size smaller then you normally wear. I will try to post a photo soon.
Definitely agree with you. They run big for sure. I did try on a size 9 which I normally wear a 10 and they were so hard to get on and couldn't even fit my feet into them and my toes were curled, tried a 9.5 and they have been perfect.