"I was looking for a sturdy trail and road shoe. I am not a huge runner more of a run-some-walk-fast-some. I ordered this shoe in a 9, I wear an 8.5 in all other shoes but have always worn a 9 in runners.These arrived and were too big. I ordered the 8.5 and they fit purrfect! These are very secure because of the way the lace strapping on the sides hold your foot squarely. The arch support sold me tho I am kind of flat footed and really need decent support. Very grippy on dirt and gravel too no 'roll over'"