Bought these for my Zumba class, since Zumba hi-tops were looking a bit clownish. I ordered two pairs, one a whole size and another half a size up based on the reviews. I wear 8.5 normally and 9.5 were an exact fit with socks
. So yes, these shoes do run small. Going to return the size 9 ones. Overall, I love the look of the shoes and yes, they were pretty slippery the first two classes. Now that the bottoms have gotten a bit scuffed, they no longer slide around as much, though these are still a lot better than my regular sneakers
which tended to grip the floor and make it harder to do the twists and turns in the Zumba class. These shoes also go really well with the Zumba cargos and capris, so perfect to shimmy and shake in style. ;) The sides are made of thin material, but I guess
that's what makes them super light. Also, there is very little arch support
, but it works fine since I am flat footed and arches make my feet hurt.