I have 7 pair of Vibrams. These are nothing like the original barefoot Vibrams. Over the years, things have changed for the worse. This pair, along with my last pair, are stiff and the toe proportions are way off. For me, I've always been a size 39. I still ordered a 39, but the big toe is snug and the rest of the toe beds have a lot of extra room. My husband commented that they look nothing like Vibrams due to the thick arch, which is not visible in online photos. I am very disappointed! I stuck by Vibrams during their class action lawsuit and now their product quality has gone down. I hope I can find something on their site to exchange these shoes for. I hope they return to their original shoe making format. Otherwise, I think I've bought my last pair.