I totally love the style of this shoe. So far I've purchased three pair from Amazon. I'm extremely happy with them, they're comfortable, they appear as in the photos and I wear a size 7 1/2 but purchase these in an 8 1/2 and they fit to my liking. My mother saw how happy I am with them and she decided to try on the similar recent style that's out inside the store. She agreed that you have to go up a half size. I know people are having problems with the size. I went up a whole size because I purchased a pair from the Nike outlet store and they didn't have a 7 1/2, but an 8 1/2. I tried them on although they have a little toe room passed my toes, they fit fine and I have room to put on a thicker socks. I believe as a general rule going up at half size should suffice and if you want a little extra room, then go up a whole size; this is from someone who brought the shoes from Amazon and from Nike and they all fit the same on me.