Just as with the former 3 pairs of Aravon shoes, I took them out of the box, started walking in them, and indeed, no pain, just fit to perfection. They may seem expensive, but before I bought 3 or 4 pairs of shoes and put my slippers in the car because could not walk with any of them... now I wear the Aravon shoes at home, instead of my slippers ! I wear a size 8D and they are always perfect. They are also very elegant. Can wear them for church, shopping, evening out etc.