Okay, these aren't as perfect as the Ranger style for me. They are comfortable, look emo, and are a nice platform height. My only complaints are: the buckles don't line up depending on how much you have to tighten them (see photo), and there isn't enough height in the toe box for my toes to wiggle around and live their best life. These shoes are a change from the Rangers that I wear all the time, and lighter than the Emily style, and easier to walk in than the higher-heeled Demonia shoe types (yes, I'm looking at you Swing, Gothika, and Bratty -- my toes hate you all). I'm a size 9.5 women's and the 10s fit well, so I think these run 1/2 size small.