So I've been looking for a pair of boots lately and the two most recommended boots that I've gotten have been the: Red Wing Iron Rangers and Wolverine 1000 Mile At first I always thought these boots seemed too bulky / boxy but I keep revisiting them because I can't seem to get an accurate picture in my head of how they REALLY look. The reason is because they can look extremely flattering/nice in certain pics and not so much in others. I also can't see them in person because I am currently not in a place that has any stores with them in stock. Here is what I mean by sexy / not so sexy. SEXY: NOT SEXY: I honestly can't tell if its just the way the "NOT SEXY" ones are being worn or if they just look like that. The main thing that I am afraid of are thick toes and thats what some of these pictures depict. I really want to like these boots but I am seriously riding the fence. I don't want to lug around a pair of "work boots" looking shoes. Especially because I'm on the shorter side (5'8-5'9) and bulky shoes would make me seem even shorter. I also can't decide between the 2 shoes. Can anyone offer any advice/suggestions between these 2 shoes? IE: sizing, quality, durability, color accuracy, etc. Sole material? (iron ranger looks like rubber sole VS. Wolverine looks like leather sole) I've generally got the vibe that both boots are great quality/durability. But color can vary from picture to picture and sizing can vary as well. (I'm typically 9.5/10) P.S. I believe I've already looked through many threads about these two shoes but if you feel like a certain pic/post on a thread would solve my issue please feel free to post, I'd greatly appreciate the help. Thanks ahead of time. EDIT UPDATE: Are the dark brown iron rangers not popular? or are they not being made as much anymore? http://www.onlineshoes.com/mens-red...Ranger&offer=&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=31757812 Most sites either sell black/amber/hawthorne and exclude the dark brown color....why?