These sandals really are awesome! They're super comfortable, they mold to the shape of your foot, and they're cute. I'm a size 9 and they're true to size for me. As for half sizes, I think sizing down would work best, since the straps do tend to stretch out as you break them in. This is my 3rd or 4th pair. I got the "stitches brown" color that's on sale--they don't have a product image of the color, but it's a nice dark chocolate brown with subtle metallic gold stitching. Highly recommend!