They do run small
Had to return
My shoes arrived quickly, the fit (as recommend by the Size Guide) was perfect. The leather upper conformed quickly to my bunions and foot irregularities. They are amazingly comfortable and have held up well thru their first 10 hours of dancing and stage work. I will definitely order again.
I ordered these shoes for my 15 year old granddaughter who has been in many musical theater productions.
She recently needed a larger shoe, so I ordered a 12.5 Wide.
She said it felt like the heel would twist and wobble because of insufficient support by the sole.
Although she normally wears a 12W, she said these fit "ok" but could have been a bit wider.
My daughter is primarily a ballet dancer, so I didn't want to spend too much money on character shoes. These fit the bill nicely. Durable, very flexible, and most importantly ro her -- soft on the achilles tendon. And since I got them on sale, the price was very right. They come with suade on the sole, leather tip on the heel, but they include a suade tip in the box for you to put on if you wish.
Love the shoes, Perfect heal height.