I own many pairs of CLs that range in size from 7.5 - 9. I have the black patent leather Decolletes in a size 8.5 and I have worn them twice now, and they are absolutely killing me. They are very tight in the toes, that it actually becomes painful to walk in them - which I cannot say about any other Louboutins that I own. So I would like to know what your experience has been with the patent leather decolletes, do they stretch after a few wearings or do you think that they will continue to bother me regardless if they are broken in? My problem is that I absolutely love them and I would have to get another pair that fit me better - so what would I do with the pair that I currently own? It's a good thing that I bought the tortoise decolletes in a size 9 which I think are a much better fit for me. Thanks for your feedback ladies.