Normally wear a 9 or 9.5 wide street shoe,,odered 9.5 wide,,way big,,tried to put insoles and heal support in it,,and still too big,,the strap across the top was loose and did nothing to help keep the shoe on. Went with the larger size per some of the reviews here and on Amazon. If you decide to order I would recommend giving them a call and asking for advice on the sizing. Will be sending back and not reordering.....shipping too much to try another pair,,will already have $12 invested by the time I send these back,,and nothing to show for it. Also,,not much padding ball of the foot area, can't imagine dancing for very long in these shoes (if you can even keep them on). We teach dance,,,,not for me. If the exchange shipping was free,,would try another pair just to see if the proper fit would stay on.
I also found the heel uneven- but not that much. Really not enough to bother my dancing in any way. These shoes are extremely comfy, and a very good price. I am thinking of getting a pair for use as fancy shoes for under the floor-length evening dresses I must wear for the galas. They are a classic looking design and very nice. My company just bought some as our stock character shoe. I love how I can use the demi-pointe.
I had to get these character shoes for my RAD classes. The shoes were fine, very comfortable. But the heel, for some reason, is somehow uneven. Therefore, when standing upright, I either go forward on my heels or backward. It also makes it very awkward to dance in. That is the only problem I encountered.