I decided to renew my Ellipse hiking shoes and ordered the same 6.5 size. However, the 6.5 size was too short and then got the size 7 which were perfect. The previous pair were made in Vietnam and the new pair were made in Cambodia. The new shoes have a firmer feel with more support and a better tread design. No breaking in period required. They are fantastic boots as were the previous pair. The previous pair worn on both the Camino and Kamano Koda trails.