My dog bought me these hiking shoes for an early birthday present and you can see how proud he is of his purchase. This is my 4th pair of Keen and I ordered my usual size 9 and they fit fine but are a tad bit shorter in length than my Keen Kaci Winter boot or my Gypsum II hiking boots. They are not short enough to size up but there is a tiny difference for me. My toes still have plenty of room and the fit is good although I do need to tie them tight for the perfect fit. No blisters out of the box but I did need to walk 6 miles before they began to conform to my toes and feet. There is some discrepancy with the black toe bumper as in the left shoe, the bumper is glued on strangely and not conforming to the other shoe but nothing worth worrying about. I am sure they will soften up in the next 20 miles to be more and more comfortable. I would certainly buy them again.