I would give these a 5 if they were just a tad bit more comfy. They are REALLY GORGEOUS and I am THRILLED with them, which is why I will live with a little discomfort. I can't tell if they really run a little small or if they are just really stiff--maybe they will loosen up over time. I hope so. The fit reminds me of the old days when I bought real leather and had to break them in. Either way, though, I will wear the HECK out of these shoes!
I use the shoes to wear to church or out for the evening. These shoes are so very uncomfortable. But I love the style and the color. I chose to keep them and not return them. As long as I don't have too far to walk then I can tolerate the discomfort. I receive lots of compliments on the looks of the shoe.
I ordered these shoes in 8.5 wide,(which is my normal size), as my "dress shoes" and even though the foot bed was cushy,the toe box was just a tad too narrow for my foot because of the very pointed toe. I sent them back.
LOVE THE SHOE IN THE CATALOG. LOVE VERY POINTY SHOES. BUT WHEN THEY I ARRIVED I WAS VERY DISAPOINTED. THEY ARE TO STIFF. I THOUGHT AFTER WEARING THEM, THEY WOULD GET SOFTER. NOW I AM STUCK WITH THEM. I ASLO GOT A BLISTER ON MY RIGHT FOOT.
Even though I got the Wide-Wide, it was still too narrow across the toe area. After I'd had them on for about two hours, they began to hurt my toes. I really like the low heel and semi-pointed toe, but I guess it's not for me.