Jerry, I bought a pair of the black canvas ones just as in the photo a couple of years ago and they were too small. I would suggest that anyone thinking of investing in a pair should buy them one size larger than their normal size, as they are definitely made on the small side. Although I obviously study T'ai Chi the traditional way with a significant martial arts emphasis, I have to say I now practise in bare feet anyway, which probably makes me look a bit like a practitioner of the hippy or 'tree-hugging' school of T'ai Chi! It's much more difficult than practising in flat shoes, and in my opinion is very good for further discipline in balance. However, it was only after years of practising the form in flat shoes that I dared to practise in bare feet. Now I'm really beginning to hate wearing any kind of shoes for practise, but I'm sure that the Feiyue shoes are a good bet, particularly if ordered a size larger. Another thing, though, is that if you've got broad feet like mine, they are rather narrow and pinch somewhat. Kind regards, Simon.