"i really wanted these and the last size they had in stock was a half size too big. i decided to try them nonetheless, and while they do work, i have to wear really heavy socks. so i would definitely say go with your normal size. i bought these in black and while they are cute, i don't think that they are of the best quality leather. also, the buckles on the front make a lot of noise when i walk, that sort of bothers me. overall they are a good pair of boots, just not really worth the price."