The ruffle was pretty, but it just wasn't me. My son called them clown shoes before the surgery. I used sharp scissors.
These pumps were too high for me, so I had my husband saw off about a half inch, & then I had them re-soled.
Warning: you may not want to try this one at home--or at least wear protective eyewear--there were literally sparks flying as my husband sawed down the heel!
These sandals are an easy height, style, & price. But I felt like the white strap cut off my leg & complicated the sandal, so I removed the strap with small sharp scissors.
Surgical procedures are a bit addictive. Why settle for anything that's not quite like you want it? So far, I have not compromised the integrity of the shoes--they're all wearable in their post-op state. Each surgery is a risk, & we have no insurance.