I put these on as soon as I opened the box and they fit perfectly right out of the box--no pinching, no breaking in---just perfect! I have arthritis in my feet and it's very difficult to find shoes that are as comfort as these. The soles provide great cushioning for all day shopping trips! The straps are perfectly positioned so no toes are hanging out and the ankle strap doesn't rub the ankles. I just cannot say enough good things about these sandals. Ladies, try them, you'll want to go all day shopping!