I read quite a few, if not all, of the previous reviews before my purchase. Although I do prefer wider shoes I decided to give these a try. Well the reviews of them being narrow and hurting your heel are true. I knew that they were tight but I still tried to walk my 10 sq ft lawn with them. I didn't get past the front when I developed a blister on my left heel. I decided to tie the shoes tighter. By the time that I was finished with the back I had to walk back to the front in my socks before putting my slides back on. So too late for me to return and too painful for me to wear. I am stuck with an expensive pair of shoes sitting in my garage. The concept is there, just need to add an option for width.