The materials and construction are top notch. I wear a size 12/13 and ordered 43. I do not consider myself a wide but def have problems with really narrow cuts. Out of the box I needed break in. They were tight in the width but my length was good. I wore them with thin socks around the house and then used a warm hair dryer to help relax them. I could tell the leather was getting better. I wore them to church first and today I wore to work and I have a 7 block walk to and from my office from parking. I brought a spare pair today but did not need them! So many compliments too!