I literally just opened a package containing those shoes a half hour ago. Kind of wish I'd known to go up half a size, though, as there's a massive (1.5") gap in the lacing. For what it's worth I'm a 7 in 348 and ordered a 7 in these as well. That said, I think the gap is primarily due to my high instep, because otherwise the shoes seem to fit perfectly -- quite snug, a little uncomfortable and difficult to get into, but so were my Lowndes when I first wore them. Is it worth hoping that the gap will shrink in time? Do shoes stretch enough to make any difference there? Sadly, I can't return them as I had flush metal toe-taps installed (by Meermin) ... I guess it's hope & pray, or give someone a fantastic bargain. [edit: actually, I should point out that I got the brown suede version ... everything else looks identical though, I guess they only just added the black shoe to the store.