These are super cute shoes. But they are not built to last forever as they are a soft moccasin style on sides but then you are not paying for that kind of quality (holes still had little flaps of circles in them). That said they are nice leather and seem to break in easily. Definitely go down a size. The other review is right about long toe-the smaller size was a bit tight at first but loosened up after a day wearing them. They are comfortable but I would not walk ages in them.
I like these. They were immediately comfortable and I walked a lot in them here in NYC. I wore a ped with them; the two times I wore them barefoot my skin got stained a little in a few spots. The padding is pretty good; I'm going to wear them to work and see how they are after standing for a few hours. I have narrow feet and the sizing worked well for me.
These shoes fit like a running shoe with a sizable thumb length in the toe. I think going down a half size would make the rest of the shoe not fit. Color of your sock will show through the holes also which is good or bad depending on your look.
The suede is so soft. I wanted these to work, but as within minutes of standing up I could feel the stitching near my pinky toe. I am sad to say these slippers have to go back to find the foot they were meant for.