redwing sizing is pretty dumb (1.5 sizes large??? my foot measure almost 9 and 7.5 fit), the leather takes a lot to break in(black cherry anyway, Get Smart says the tan ones are easy to break in), and their QA is a bit suspect, but other than that I love them! They aren't narrow, Id say medium as my foot is medium/borderline wide. The black cherry color w/ white stiching is the best part IMO...after break-in GTs are really very comfortable, like wearing sneakers. of course to each thier own Black cherry kills all 1000 mile colors. I don't find them narrow either, and I'm just on the cusp of being an E width. I think most people just don't give them a chance to break in. One area the 1000 excels in is the soles/heel, but I had my cobbler put a stacked leather heel on my GTs, which is how RW should have done it.