I normally wear an 8.5 so I got the 9. This seems to be fitting me very well. If I'd gotten an 8 they would have been much too small. So be sure to go UP a size if you are anywhere near a half size shoe normally.
They seem to be breaking in nicely if a little tight across the top of the bridge of my right foot only. Difference between the shoes' construction or my feet? Don't know.
They were VERY dully finished out of the box. I set the black Kiwi to them for an hour one night while watching TV and they look MUCH better shined up. Now I can wear them at work and be proud.
At first the knobbed insole was weird but I have gotten used to it and it isn't bad at all now. I wouldn't say I look forward to wearing them for this feature, but it's a nice change from standard shoes.
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