UPDATE 2!Don't judge me but here's an update after wearing these for close to a year (though I switched physical pair due to sizing, as I mentioned below). Still love the shoes but DEFINITELY size down if you're wearing these for salsa/bachata/as a regular dancer. You can see my notes below but short version: I wear 8.5 in street shoes, now wearing a 7.5 in these shoes and still wouldn't hurt me to go down to a 7. (If you're nervous about that though at least go down 1 full size). But the buckles on the toes are also great so don't forget about those !UPDATE 1I've been wearing several times a week for a few months now and my instructor actually called meOut from across the room one say saying they noticed they're too big and that my foot wiggles in them, they told me to go down a size! (They said that's why my spins have been off lately, and j could hurt myself if I continue wearing this size.) So if you read what I said up there ^^^ I'd then probably go down a size and recognize that it might not feel as cushy as I first noted but apparently that's how we want them! And it'll break in.ORIGINAL REVIEW, after first wear:Really loving these shoes so far, for salsa. I've only worn them for half of a practice so it's possible my thoughts will change! But for now, they're gorgeous and so comfy. I definitely to break them in (hence the 'half' of a practice), but not bc of anything other than my own personal preference of a tiny bit less traction (what can I say, I'm a spinner!).Sizing was surprisingly exactly like my street shoe size. (Granted, I've always preferred my heels -- including street shoes -- to be about a half size smaller so my feet/toes don't slide down) So it's possible that the fit of these may be a tad but on the tighter side?) Not sure but if you're not sure what I'm talking about, then ignore that side note and just go with your REGULAR SHOE SIZE!!! Again, for me, it was spot on.As always, I also love the straps with the super quick latch.Did I mention how beautiful they are?? I was giddy just seeing them!
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]