nice, but wide + high volume
I ordered a 39 and normally wear a 7.5/8 in women's shoes. The stiffness is awesome. I don't have a super skinny foot but these shoes were wide and high volume-- I can only get a good fit by cranking down on the laces, and with them that tight, the hooked velcro on the flap doesn't make contact with the velcro loop strip. If I just casually throw these on, my heel slips when walking/pushing up section of trail Plus these shoes are hot! and I live in the Montana rockies. I may put some superfeet insoles in these to try and take up some space, but may also return and try for the Mavic alpine or alpine xl... or five ten hellcats.