I bought these because I needed something comfortable due to the longs hours standing during my clinical clerkship's. First day wearing them I could TOTALLY tell a difference... sooooo comfy!! I would've given these shoes 5 stars if they didn't run wide. Which is fine at the moment because of the cold weather in Chicago, I'm wearing sort of thick socks. But when the temperature gets warmer the wideness may be an issue. I'm a size 8 and ordered a size 8 and it fit just fine.