"These flats are so comfortable! The leather is soft and supple. They do run small, but that is fairly normal with European made shoes - I automatically go up a half size with Italian and Spanish made shoes. Even with the half size increase, these were a bit short but not uncomfortable -- I figured they would stretch out too with the soft leather. However, my daughter tried them on and they fit her perfectly, so I have ordered a second pair a full size up for myself."