I received the shoe in a size 81/2 but have to return the shoe to order a half size down to a size 8. My daughter wears the same size as I do (normally a size 81/2) but because she has a heavier frame than I she was able to fill in the ankle and heel part of the shoe where I had a gapping affect. Other than that the shoe is nicely padded and well made. My daughter did say she felt that the shoe did not feel 'stable'. I will judge for myself when I get the size 8.