So I bought my boots! I FINALLY tracked down a dainty size 9 Oboz Sawtooth Mid. I had to drive to Blacksburg (45 minutes) to get them but it was worth it. I was shocked REI didn’t have them but that’s okay because I ended up buying them from a small business and I’d rather support them than a big box company, even though I love love love REI. I like the boots a lot and I cannot wait to start breaking them in. Much to my chagrin, it’s supposed to be rainy and cold tomorrow so I probably won’t try tomorrow; although, if it’s not raining, I might take them out for a short spin. I have six months to break them in…I think that should be adequate. I will keep everyone posted on what I think. Btw, this was my ONLY Black Friday purchase.