I bought this several sizes too small, which might explain the extreme discomfort. Maybe I shouldn't have bought shoes online! But I managed to stretch them out a bit after much effort and pain. The cushioning for these shoes are very limited so it's difficult to stand in them for a long time. They look nice from afar but if you look closer, you can see a bit of glue. Don't look or feel like they're worth the price, but then again, flats can be pricier in general.