I got these as a gift and these are beautiful shoes! I normally wear 10.5 - 11.0 US but I have these in a size 10 US and they fit better and more comfortably than any other shoe that I have. Such a remarkable shoe. Definetly my favorite. These are my first exotic pair as well. Caporicci is my go to shoe now. I'm going to get the blue and brown leather in this shoe along with all the loafers to match.