Haven't dropped off the planet - been in Warsaw for a few days (with no chance to get out there in the boots - grrr). The boots are looking much more like 'real boots' but the good weather isn't helping so they are still a bit 'shiny and new'. With new socks, beds and increased confidence, my feet think they have gone to heaven. Found myself dog walking this morning in my usual sports sandals and wishing for my boots.......!
Well....... yesterday saw me at Snow and Rock in Chertsey - and they couldn't have been more helpful. I now have new socks (inc liners) - and more to the point some nice new foot beds (which they spend ages fitting). Went out for a couple of hours this morning - and for the first time came to the conclusion that I have fallen in love with my boots (I am a sad woman!). Really comfortable and I can't imagine walking without them. Thanks for everybody's advice so far.