I bought these as a replacement to my old Northwave shoes which I LOVE!!! The quality in these is outstanding and I love everything about them. The sizing is the issue as your can see from the size chart they are 1 size off normal euro sizes but thats NBD its the width. My old Northwaves were a fairly wide shoe which I liked but these are even wider and with the new way they have attached the strap (that are extra long) you can't tighten them down enough to keep your heal tight in the cup. I love these shoes just wish they were a little tighter.