I usually wear street shoes size 8 and so I ordered a size 8.5.. fits perfectly !!
I ordered these shoes several months ago to see if dancing shoes were worth having. And yes, having dancing shoes is much better than just wearing regular shoes. I only dance for fun so these were a good first pair. Now I know I definitely will spend more on a nicer pair so I have dancing shoes. These don’t last for very long, I’ve worn them a rough total of 12 hrs of dancing and they are falling apart. The uppers are cracking and the soles are coming off. But they fit well and were very comfortable.
I liked the shoe. I ordered my size because the 1/2 size up was back ordered. Definitely way too small. Am debating about ordering the next size up because I fear it may be too small as well. I am disappointed because it looked like a comfortable shoe and the heel is not too high.
I have both back and tan pairs. They are great practice shoes. I have had no problems with the sizing, they seem a little snug when they first arrive but are soft and give enough to be great after a wearing or two. Dance shoes should fit snugly. The second pair came with little suede replacement soles for the heals as the heal does seem to wear down quickly. Still at the price can afford to get the heal replaced.
I ordered the recommended 1/2 up from what I usually wear and it barely fit. When I dance my feet get warm and that would be too tight. So I have returned them at my own expense for shipping since that is not covered by Dance Wear Corner and ordered a full size larger than what I normally wear. To anyone considering ordering these shoes, I would recommend ordering a full size up from what you normally wear for proper fit ( having a bit of room for your toes). I am still waiting for my full size up pair to arrive.