I needed some shoes last-minute, and I was a bit wary of buying from AKIRA, as some people had said sizing was an issue.
I'm usually a size 9-10, so it would have been best to go with 10, especially taking into account the alleged "small sizing", but size 10 was out of stock so I had to go with 9.
They shipped in less than a week! So, AMAZING shipping. Sizing was not an issue at all either, size 9's fit me PERFECTLY. Quality was amazing, virtually identical to the photos on the website, and for the price I could NOT be happier! They hug my legs and ankles at just the right spots and have just the right amount of shininess to look great.
If you're on the fence about buying these, I'd say go for it (as long as they have your size)!
One thing to take into consideration is that the boots are kind of narrow, so they may be hard to fit into for those with wider feet. This wasn't an issue for me, however, and the shoes fit comfortably!!
Ordered this in an 8.5 which is a 6.5 in the UK, my exact size. It was too small and I was so upset and disappointed, especially after paying so much money, not only on the shoes but on shipping as well. Size up if you want to buy this.
With that being said, the quality is standard but the shoes are just like the images and very beautiful, the cream colour makes it easier to match it with shades of brown than white shoes.
The zip on the side makes the shoe easy to put on, and it doesn't hug my ankle completely like the images, but I have smaller ankles than standard.