I was surprised at how narrow these shoes run. I wear a size 7 (normal) and I ordered a 7.5 regular to give myself some extra toe room for my 12 hour shifts. When I tried the shoes on my feet felt constrained and uncomfortable. It was difficult to get my foot into the shoe and to walk around so I had to return them. I was shocked to think I needed a wide shoe, considering I have never needed one before. I had heard such good things about nurse mates but they just weren't the shoe for me.