Not easy to choose the right size!

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Grayfeather from Driggs, Idaho on Friday, May 6, 2016
My shoe size is usually an 8, although I've worn anything from 7.5 to 9.5, depending on the brand. My feet are proportionately a bit short and a bit wide. In Chaco sport sandals I am a solid 8. Initially, I ordered a size 9 in the Chaco Sofia Gladiator sandal because 8 was not available, but they were way too loose, both in length and width. Since the 9s were so loose, I decided to try size 7. At the time I was placing my order, an 8 became available, so I ordered that as well. Right off the bat, the 7s felt more secure on my feet, but the footbed itself was a bit narrow in the toe area (my toes sort of overlapped the edge just a bit.) The length felt a bit too short, and I could tell the strap that goes between my big toe and second toe was going to be uncomfortable after a bit of walking. The size 8s felt a bit too loose, mainly in the width, but I think these shoes are meant to fit like flip flops. Ultimately I chose the 8s, knowing that in the summer my feet tend to swell a bit when they are hot. (A 7.5 probably would have been perfect for me in this shoe, which is a size to a size-and-half smaller than my usual size.) I love the style- pretty fancy for my usual taste, but still casual enough for my non-fancy wardrobe! Footbed is sturdy and comfortable, but I wouldn't want to hike in these sandals for lack of support.
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