I have been trying to break in my shoes. I liked them so much I wanted to keep them even though I might not be able to break them in. I wear a size 8 in most shoes and these ran a bit small. The heel is also pretty stiff. I think if I wear them out I will need a backup pair of shoes since I anticipate blisters. Otherwise great shoe! They seem very well made. I just wish i had ordered 1/2 size up.