these sandals are made of lovely soft leather, and the style is quite fashion forward. they run REALLY big...i routinely wear a 7.5 in open shoes, 8 in closed. i ordered the 38 based on the 'size guide' and they are HUGE. at least one size large, maybe more. the leather was so very soft, i was so disappointed in the sizing. if you have very narrow feet, i doubt these are for you. if your feet are on the wide side, i think these will accommodate you. the vamp comes up quite high, but the leather is so soft i think they would not be uncomfortable. sadly, i must return, as i have no idea what size to order.