Originally Posted by MSSneaker
Whatever speaks truth here, and I've argued with him about this a bit on here. I'll just add, like I said above, if you want them form-fitting and don't mind some break in time, and have had issues with your heels slipping in moc shoes, 1/2 down should be good for you. Looking back, true to size probably would have work for me as well. I wonder what I would be reporting if I had been wearing my true size for the last two weeks. I still think I'm going to be happier in the long run sized down, but then again they aren't versatile in the sense that I won't be wearing these with thick socks, which could be nice as they do have the Vibram sole.
Agreed, I measured myself to be 7.5D recently. My 7.5's fit me nicely when I slipped them on with socks. But since California weather permits sunshine most of the time with moderate temperatures, I really don't need that extra versatility for colder weather, so 7.0 was the best choice for me. I'm glad I sent them back too, and sized down, since I knew that heel slip would be bothering me right now. If I didn't send them back, I probably would be wearing mine with socks all the time. My oxfords have a bump in the toebox where my big toe is as well, and have conformed to my pinky toe, similar to your last pic.