I'd get the Tahoes for what you describe. I use the Nomads for more casual short walks. Alico boots are very true to size. (I wear a 10 in everything so your size spread is alien to me.) STP's return policy makes it easy to exchange if whatever size you choose isn't for you. Just quit second guessing it and do it. After you get the Tahoes, l let me know if you are as Happy as I. M.