pretty sure i know this answer, but i just got a pair of beeswax DB and got what is usually a size down, however it is REALLY hard to get on my feet. Right at the bend in the tongue, there just isnt room for my foot. Once I get my foot inside, it fits, but it s tight. Im guess that that is more tight than snug, ie. wrong size? I guess I'll go a whole size bigger, same size as my Wallabees (which are just ever so slightly big) and my Clarks dress shoes (same thing).