I bought these shoes because I thought they were very sporty and different. However, I can only wear them for about 2 hours. The strap that runs across the instep and then connects with velcro behind the ankle is extremely, extremely tight across my foot Honestly, these shoes really kill my feet!! If you don't have an arch (and I have somewhat of one but not much) and have really narrow feet then these may work for you. The length of the shoe is fine but it's the narrow width across the instep that's the issue. I am so upset that they hurt me so much because I have a few cool outfits that they'd look wonderful with and I can't wear them. I can wear them out to dinner (which is mostly sitting of course) or to a movie but that's all. No grocery store, mall or party and certainly not work. Waaa! Just looking at them makes my feet hurt! I bought them on sale and of course didn't know how uncomfortable they were until I wore them shopping. OUCH! I came home nearly doubled over in pain. They aren't leather so they won't stretch so there's nothing I can do about it. The style is certainly cute but I suggest you pass this style up unless you're a glutton for punishment.