SugarPOPs are a roomy fit and the strap is an extra cm longer than industry standard to allow for varying ankle widths, making it fabulously adjustable. You can easily add extra holes to make the strap longer or shorter if needed.
When trying on SugarPOPs, if there is a bit of extra room (for example a gap at the back), just securely sit your heel in the heel cup at the back of the shoe and then do up the strap comfortably. If you do this and can see “toe cleavage,” then you can safely go down a size. If no cleavage shows, then this is the best size for you, but if you still have more wiggle room at the toe than you’re used to, we recommend adding one of our toe cushions found here. If you are feeling pressure on the toes but the heel is seated in and fitting perfectly, 90% of the time, you’ll be more comfy in the size up. There’s only about 6mm difference between each size so it’s not as though the size up will be a cm too big.
I have a wide foot so I designed SugarPOP to be comfy for me, meaning they’re a fairly wide fitting shoe. If you have a narrow/slim or shallow foot, you would benefit from a half-insole found here
If you already own Chocolaticas, my recommendation is this: if your Chocs are a perfect to snug fit, you will want to size UP in SugarPOPs. If your Chocs are a roomy or loose fit, you will likely want the same size in SugarPOPs.
“Will they stretch?” Not really. Some very keen customers have had a go at stretching them and had a ½ mm or so of success (we’ve had customers report good things about putting the end of a pool noodle into the opening of the shoe when they’re not wearing them to stretch them a bit), but the bottom line really is… if they’re not comfortable when you put them on, we recommend the next size up.
Orthotic friendly? Some orthotics will fit, but as the SugarPOPs are open on the side, they will show.
Wide Foot Friendly? Yes, especially if you follow the advice above and size up.