I upgraded to these from Evolv K-Laces, and immediately saw a huge difference. The K-Lace is an edging shoe, as is this, yet I went a full size bigger on these, and get better performance. They are super comfortable, allow great edging, and I can also smear. I ordered them true to size, and they fit great. I am so in love that I just bought another pair to stick in my closet for later (why not at 55% off?).