So, I finally broke down and bought a pair of Tieks based on the recommendation of my friend Weetabix. She has been extolling the virtues of these shoes for years now, and has many, many converts in her wake. I'm not sure if I'll be a true convert or not just yet. I got the size 10s (the 9s were way too small and were quickly returned), and they seem a bit short - my big toe was hitting the tip of the shoe, and by the end of the day, they were a bit uncomfortable. I don't know if getting an 11 would help, as my toes might fit fine, but I'm afraid they'd be too big in the heel, then. I don't know. I'm still debating. I will say, I love the packaging - small blue box with the shoes folded up inside and a floral wrap around it that doubles as a totes adorb headband - the way the shoes fold up easily for storage and packing, and the ease of returns.