Merrells have been my shoe of choice for over a decade. This is the first pair I have purchased that I had to send back. They are very cute, nice style, great quality as always but run 1/2 to 1 full size to small. The top band was so tight and did not give or stretch as well as the shoe was very short. I did not exchange for another size as the shoe was so far off the size chart there was no way to determine what size to exchange for.