I purchased these shoes for my husband, and I was more excited for him to open the box than he was, but that quickly changed. When he opened the box, he complimented how well packaged it was. He then noticed the shoehorn and additional pair of wax laces. Did I mention the sole smells like lavender , my favorite? Once he tried on the shoe, he said they were slightly tight/narrow, so what does a good wife do? She orders a different pair, a size large. Husband standard size US 12. I ordered a 13 this time around.