I bought the 8 and the 8 and 1/2. the 8 fit snugly but was a bit tight around the toes, and the 8.5, while better around the toes was a bit too large around the sides. however, i have really narrow feet so this could have skewed my review. i decided to keep the 8.5 and despite being a bit bigger around the sides they're amazing. the leather is so supple and soft, the padding inside is wonderful and the shape is aesthetically pleasing. drawback? because the sole is leather and also very thin it wears quickly and the lower heels can get scuffed. overall i really love them and searched a long time before finding a pair this good.
Sizing: Larger than Expected
Long Beach, CA
I bought these in black and I love them. They go great with everything and are super comfortable (though as a disclaimer I put foot petals in all my shoes). They are versatile - they look good with skinny jeans, work attire, or a dress. My only advice is to only buy these if you plan to keep your feet well maintained, as when I first purchased them I hadn't gotten a pedicure in two months and my dry, callousy feet looked rather unsightly.
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected