This is the second pointed toe shoe I have a purchased and I cannot wait to return this purchase. I bought this shoe in my usual size, 8.5M. The toe box is small, I immediately felt pinched toes upon placing my feet into them. I doubt I could have the toe box stretched to my ideal width. The shoe felt fine in the heel and had stability. I didn't experience any pain or slippage with the ankle strap; however, the glitter made it extremely difficult to slide the strap through for buckling. Some of the glitter started to fall off during the buckling process. If you're considering this shoe, you may want to consider sizing up by one size or try them on in person. The gold glitter shoes appeared as depicted in the pictures.