I have been buying New Balance shoes for 20+ years and have always worn a mens size 9(US size). For those reasons I felt confident in purchasing these shoes in spite of not having the opportunity to try them on. When I received them I literally thought that I had accidentally purchased a woman's shoe due to the vast difference in the size compared to what I am used to. When the shoe checked out to be a mens I then thought perhaps it was a UK 9... but no, the shoe is sized as a US 9 mens shoe, yet for some reason I can barely get it on my foot and certainly not comfortably enough to wear them. No more online shoe purchases.