As far as look and quality go, this looked to be an awesome shoe. I was super pumped when I saw them in person; better than expecting! Then I tried them on? What a disappointment! I have had many pairs of La Sportiva runners and am a size 9 and always get a size 42 and fit flawlessly. These shoe are not on par. They are very narrow and tight fitting so much that I had to return them. I have some what of a wide foot but never had issues in the past. I also got my wife a pair and she had the same issue and she has a slender foot. May work for others but there is a definite issue w/ sizing here! Sole was a little funky as well, felt weak in the heal to me, too soft and there didn't appear to be a lot of rubber there and would wear out quickly. Probably why the sole is splitting in the other review. Two stars just cause La Sportiva is awesome! Move along and get a pair of Wildcats or Raptors can't go wrong there!