In general New Balance is an excellent shoe which I have worn for years but the UK to US sizing is a whole half size off on Amazon.co.uk's web site. Be aware of that when ordering using the sizing chart on the web site. Order two sizes up from the UK size to get the correct American size. I wrote Amazon but they insisted their sizing was correct. When I contacted New Balance I was told to order two sizes up from the UK size so if you wear an American size 9 order a UK size 7. I did not receive a refund on the express shipping charge from Amazon.co.uk which left me a little peeved but I needed the shoes so I re-ordered using the advice from New Balance. Great shoes otherwise. The two star rating is for the inconvenience and not receiving a refund on shipping charges.