LOL called Beatwear, explained the situation (btw they confirmed with me that they do run small, which is not mentioned on their site) and that since i wore them outside the soles are scratched, i realize that they're under no obligation to let me do an exchange after this but it would be nice as i would love to be a repeat customer. they said they'll get back to me soon, so we'll see. If you guys ignore Uncontrol's problems with his (!) newest purchase again, i.e. for the approximately twenty-eighth time on the last four pages, I'll get really mad and proof that I'm not an easy man to deal with. I'm not kidding. Enough is enough... I'm sorry to hear this and wish you the best of luck ( wholehearted ), Uncontrol.