Love these shoes. I work as a banquet server, walking for hours, and carrying heavy trays, so I need a good fit and a solid foothold. I tried these on in the store before buying, and settled on the 1/2 size below my normal shoe size. The first 2 weeks I wondered if I should have gone up a size instead, because they were painfully rubbing my toes. I wore them shopping and around the house in order to break them in. They have formed to my feet beautifully! Sometimes I still wonder if I should have gone up a size, yet I find myself slipping this pair on for all sorts of casual occasions because they're so comfy! I just ordered a second pair in a different color for my other job, and decided to stay with the same size! PS...At first it bothered me that the shoe wasn't higher in the back, because it tends to slip off your heal, but I got used to that--it's part of what makes the shoe so comfortable, like wearing a favorite pair of slippers.