Just to help folks with sizing: my "true" size seems to be a 9E (from the little foot measuring things) and I'm a 9 in sperry's (but they only fit well with bare feet), a 9 in chucks (though they're tight with anything but thin socks), and a 9.5 in florsheim dress shoes (snug but not tight width-wise). Just got a pair of the katahdins in 9.5W but I think they're a little too loose for me. I just put in an order for a 9W pair and will keep whichever one fits best. Note regarding returns. I talked to the LLBean agent on the phone (great CS, instantly got a human!) and was told I can return the boots at any store, even if it takes me a month before I'm near one. Helps save on the hassle/price of shipping the return out if you have a store nearby.