I had to drop my rating from 5 to 4 stars. The Kung fu shoes were clean, well designed and featured a nice gripping rubber sole, but they were too small. 12 is just a tad large in American sizing but small for Chinese sizing. I have worked out only twice because of work constraints but feel they should stretch out nicely. The design is superb. Looking forward to wearing around the house for domestic stuff and martial arts workouts.