Just got my order half way done. Spoke to Michelle. Excellent communication. She got my measurements and will have a word with the production manager before dropping me a mail to confirm my sizing and the other fine details. As far as the leather issue, i am going with the oiled tan brown. The distressed leather is that of 'low rider' on their site. I might just get another in nubuck. For those having sizing issues, get your measurements for instep, ball of your feet, heel to toe(check out measurement guide- http://www.daytonboots.com/sizing). These are the 3 crucial measurements that will be used to determine the corresponding last that your shoes will be made on. Hope this helps. Thanks for the confirmation, that was a big help!