I've got the original in black with the white "wedge" sole. In my experience, they fit large. I wear an 8.5 in casual/dress shoes, 9 in running shoes, and needed an 8 in the Wolverines. The medium width seems about right, and should be fine unless you have really wide feet. They started out almost a chalky grey color, but broke in quickly and darkened up after an application of Snow Seal (that I melt in with a hair dryer then buff the excess out). I didn't experience any bleeding of the color, but then again, I'm typically wearing dark merino socks. I wear them throughout our rainy PNW winters. You can occasionally get a great deal on these at Sierra Trading Post (make sure to get the latest coupon codes), or Nordstrom Rack. Other similar quality USA made boots to consider - Red Wing Heritage and Chippewa.