Thanks everyone for your very helpful comments to yesterday's post! I am now the proud owner of Compeed plasters (I'd never heard of them before, I've got great hopes though!) and I guess it'll be a change at work solution for me then. I'll have a look at all your suggestions as to which type of shoe I'll buy for my daily walk and keep you updated! Now, normal posting service can resume!
ps: I have meant to ask this for a while now, but what ever happened to MelMel and MaddyMakes? Those two blogs are nowhere to be found :-(