After a lovely mild winter weather 6.6 km walk with the group for 75 minutes. BUT also in pain as I developed another sore spot on the ball of my right foot again. When I got home and checked it out it was a burst blister this time - dang these are happening even with the new blister preventive hiking socks and with two different footgear!!! Definitely will wash them and take them back to find out if they honour their customer service. I've the short ankle ones and have not had these problems even in my old worn out runners and I walked a lot more in summer.
DOUBLE DANG - I hate blisters and pain!!!