I tried these shoes inside a bit to see how they felt. Very snug but otherwise seemed fine. When I finally decided to work in them outside in the garden, however, I found that after a few hours, some of my toes began to hurt. I finally had to remove them because of the pain. I now wish that I had returned them for a half size larger. I'll try them again soon, but if I have the same trouble, then I'll have to give them away and try to find other shoes to use for gardening. On the plus side, they are both lightweight and sturdy, so would be a perfect shoe if they came true to size.