This is the third time I have tried Vionic athletic shoes but this is the first pair I have kept. I love the look and feel of these shoes, in fact these are the cutest athletic shoes I have ever worn. I do need a full size larger in Vionics (I usually buy a 6.5 for office shoes and 7 in athletic shoes and winter boots but purchased 7.5 in Vionics. The large toe box is great since I have a bunion. The downside is that they have a strong synthetic odor that the other pairs I tried did not. I am working to dissipate the odor, and if I am successful, I will buy another color. If you are not sensitive to chemical odors or wearing them mostly outside this will probably not bother you.