These shoes felt like fairly good quality but the toe section was quite short, so it felt like the top was cutting into my toes, where my foot bent upwards on the heel. I don't like it when shoes do that. Also, sometimes a size 8 is more like a size 7 so I felt happy to try the size 9, but it was too big. So if you're like me order the size you are. The width was generous in the larger size too. When I compared them to another similar pair I got in a shop for £20, they weren't different or well-fitting enough for me to keep them.