"These shoes are very cute, sturdy, and look great on my foot, but I would not recommend buying them. They run VERY small (size 9 fits like an 8) and the stiff leather and stitching makes them some of the most uncomfortable shoes I have ever owned. The thong is not in the right place and rubs between my toes. Also, the stitching on the top of the sandal is so rough it cuts into the top of my foot. The leather is too heavy- softer leather would really make this a much more comfortable and better shoe."