I have problems finding shoes that are a little narrow since the medium are much too wide and the narrow are too narrow. The terrible ugly shoes from Walking Cradles fit well and my friends joke with me and ask if they come with a cane. I buy them anyway since I am a teacher, very active and need a comfortable shoe. I need a shoe that is somewhat narrow but these shoes do not fit. My heal is falling out of the back so I am not sure if the next half size would fit. I have never worn a size 9 and I am afraid to order an 8 1/2 since the 8 is so small. They are very nice looking shoe and feels like it might be comfortable if in my size and I might just try and order a size 8 1/2 narrow and see what happens.