Pairs of shoes worn straight from box: 1 (good, but men's); Pairs of shoes modified successfully to fit: 1 (v. good)
Have managed to buy pair of shoes which successfully modified (i.e. stretched) after purchase.
Had initially thought was doomed to life of slippers and men's shoes (see first pic) which are actually OK for some outfits but lacking in certain delicacy.
However managed to buy pair of flattish shoes which even go with outfit and have cute dragonflies on which stretched to fit nicely.
Bought same style in red. Name of maker is IDENTITY and there is actually a dress to go with shoes, but decided against purchase.