I wear a size 8 in most shoes but I had heard that these Dexter 1957 shoes run a little bigger - similar to Allen Edmonds. I bought a 7.5 and it fits perfectly! This is a beautifully well made shoe that looks like it's made at the Highland factory in Maine (not sure about this) and is on par with Alden, Allen Edmonds, Rancourt and Co. penny loafers. The leather is soft and looks high quality - doesn't have a that plastic-y look at all. I got the brown one and the color is basically exactly like the photo - not any darker or lighter. It came with a pair of nice shoe bags. Top notch!