These shoes fit great right off the bat! I ordered the size 10.5 and they fit true to size but if you have a narrow foot it may be a good idea to go half a size down. I took these on a mellow hike up to a waterfall and they held up great through sand, mud, and snow melt! The toe seems tacky enough to accomplish any approach and the Traxion sole was perfect for hoping off rocks on the descent with out any pain. I also like the molded rubber tongue, it was great for keeping scree and sticks out!