I think womens ran narrower as well but not 100% sure on that. i go pretty rough on my dawgz but did the one thing to my new CP's that I was trying to avoid. Gross, but get blood on the "Achilles heel". Alas the left shoe has blood as it's a half size smaller than the right (causes ever so slight slippage/friction as opposed to the snugger right foot). I've been wearing them with no show socks (that don't do a good job covering the heel) out, and sometimes barefoot around the house and running quick errands. I can never wear shoes sockless, especially sneakers, even if it is just around the house.