This was my fourth pair of Bont shoes and my second pair of Helix. I do like Bont shoes. I was drawn to these shoes because of the wide toe box. You must be careful with the fit since the sole is cupped; if too small your feet will hit carbon instead of cloth or leather. Due to problems with my feet, I ordered a larger wider shoe than my first pair of Helix The toe box width and length were great but the heel box was narrow. There was a lot of pressure on my instep such that I couldn’t wear the shoes longer than an hour. I did not have this problem with my first pair of Helix. I was hoping they would break in but that didn’t happen. I tried to return them for another pair but even though I had only worn these indoors and walked on carpet, Bont would not replace the shoes since I was beyond the return period. My advice, try on the Bonts. If the fit is great, keep them. If you have any questions about the fit, return them. There is no forgiveness in the fit of these shoes.