mdubs - congrats on a helluva shoe. Its a classic.
epc - love your LWBs. I need them.
Yes, AE has them in stock. However, I was able to recently buy a BNIB pair on eBay for half the AE price. Keep your eyes open as they appear from time to time. I like them at $75 but not at $150, but then again, there isn't a decent alternative. I must have ripped through 5 or more pairs of Totes.
I am a 10D Barrie and purchased the Swims Mobster in 2XL. Anything smaller would not fit.
hmm I wonder if it was Bellerose.. I purchased a pair of modified last seconds, #8 captoe bluchers, from another member here that were a makeup from that company.
Nice sock selection.
Your thick ankles must be very conducive to the fit of the 2-eyelet Chukka. The barrie last must have been made for folks like you with full-figured heels, because my boney heels can't fill out a D-width barrie shoe.
(Not trying to seem creepy or insult your feet)