"Have worn these shoes for almost a month. My foot is about a 9 1/2 - 10. I ordered the 11's & they fit about right. The toe narrows considerably, like an Italian shoe. I like the look, & the fit is good. There is little traction, & the soles are thinner than I expected. The left shoe digs into the outside of my left ankle a bit. Typical of a monk-strap, the buckle is attached with elastic. It is a quality shoe that I am enjoying. I wouldn't recommend these to a friend because I don't want to see my friend wearing my shoes."