I have Delrays and am a huge 8 last fan and am not the biggest fan of the roundness of the 5 last. That said, there is something special about my walnut Strands - I love the color and the silhouette of the shoe. With the medallion cap toe and brogues, they look much sleeker than other 5 last shoes. With Nordstrom's generous return policy, I would buy the Strands and wear them around the house on carpet and see what you think. Otherwise, my prediction is you are going to be kicking yourself in a few weeks for not picking them up for $220.