Chie Mihara was born in Brazil of Japanese descent, trained in Japan/NYC/Spain, and founded her self-named shoe line in Spain. She worked at a orthopedic shoe store, so her shoes are super comfortable which is a must for me. Everything is constructed in Spain so the quality is also top notch. I found these Yakitoy Ostrich pumps on sale for a great price during the Saks after-Christmas sale. I ended up returning the gray Pradas I mentioned here.
On sizing, I am typically an US 8. I wear 38.5 in Chie Mihara.