"bought these for a trip which would require a fair amount of city walking. i wasn't sure whether to get a 6 or 6.5, so i bought both and walked around the house in them, and i put gel sole inserts in anticipating a lot of city walking. with the insert, i definitely needed the 6.5--even without the gel insert, my big toe was visibly pushing against the tip of the 6. i wore them for a day of light walking early in the trip and didn't put them on again until the last day of my trip, knowing i would do minimal walking that day too. the edge of the shoe rubbed painfully against the top of my foot, below my big toe. i had to let the redness/rawness heal before i put them on again. they are really cute shoes though. maybe without a gel insert the rubbing wouldn't have occurred and/or maybe they need to be broken in a bit. they seem like they would've been comfy for everyday use without the gel inserts, but i think without the gel insert, they wouldn't have been able to handle the extent of city pavement i was walking. i also bought the puma zandy for this trip, and i liked that style lot more. i wore the zandy more often."