Yin, made in Italy, is another one of my faves (I know, I have too many). But their shoes fit like slippers. The thing about these Italian shoes is they run about a half size small so I always size up. This is a EU 39 and I'm suggesting 8.5. Maybe I just have weird feet but if you haven't worn YINS before, you ought to size up a half size. Anyway, these are awesome. They are leather with a suede cupped footbed. The leather straps across the top of the foot are spaced, but have a zipper and a tab, as if you could zip them shut -- but it's just for show. Two straps go around the upper ankle and they have studs. These straps also have the zipper with a fringed tassel on the zipper pull and these can be zipped. Sole is man made. These are high end shoes, hard to find but almost always the YINS have a one of a kindy look to them. New in the box and my price includes shipping to you. MSRP $235 before taxes and shipping. So close to $300 but if you've worn YINS before, you "get it". My price includes shipping. New in box, of course.