I just picked up a pair of Red Wing Iron Rangers 8111 in Amber Harness. I debated about the color to get, but ultimately I think that the Amber Harness brown color is very classic. Black would've probably been my next choice, but I already have a pair of Wolverine 1000 Mile Krause boots in black Horween Dublin Leather, which I love the look of..... more so than the Iron Rangers in black. I have a pair of Wolverine 1000 Mile Addisons in brown Horween CXL, which I am guessing will be a similar look to the IR 8111's in Amber Harness, except for the wingtip design and the different type of leather.
I ordered size 11D in the Iron Rangers, which is the same size I have in my Wolverine 1000 Mile boots. I'm finding that after a few weeks of wear that the Wolverine 1000 Mile boots have a little more room in them than I initially thought when I first tried them on. I don't know if it's that the leather has stretched or a function of them breaking in, but they feel somewhat loose in the heel to me, and also a bit roomy in the toe box. I also wear an 11D in the Alden Barrie Last, but I'm an 11.5D to 12D on the Brannock device. My solution on the loose Wolverine boots will be a padded insole, but I have not found the ideal one yet. I have a few and one is not thick enough, while another seems to be too thick. I'm pretty confident I can get an ideal fit with the addition of an insole in my 1000 Mile boots, and I actually think that with the 1000 Mile boots which don't seem to have a ton of arch support and contour to the footbed, an insole may not be a bad idea anyway.
I'm wondering if anyone could tell me how their Iron Rangers fit compared to Wolverine 1000 Mile boots? Do you go the same size or size down on one compared to the other?