The base fits true to size in length (I'm a 6.5) and have thin/bony feet. So shouldn't be tight BUT the woven material is like, *flat* or too shallow to the base of the sandle - you won't be able to slide your foot in.
I really had to cram my foot into these. The bands seem to stretch out, but the process of breaking them in has been really annoying. The shoes are so tight, it almost feels like my feet are being pushed out! Not ideal. I'm going to keep trying, since it seems like they'll stretch out eventually but woof! Don't buy these if you want an easy wear shoe option.
I ordered these shoes and was so excited to wear them but they were so tight that I ended up returning them. I don't consider myself to have large/wide feet and could barely get my foot in. It took a lot of maneuvering and even after I got them in I didn't think that I could walk around long enough to break them in. They looked exactly like the picture and were super cute, just didn't think they were comfortable.
Very tight! Maybe the rope would stretch out and loosen but I couldn't go through the pain it would have taken. I returned them. For reference I have narrow feet and am always a narrow or medium width.