I think I mentioned that I had to change out the new insoles. They were too high for me at the arch. (Snapping sensation inside the instep, not good.) Switched to the Dr. Scholls Womens Work Gel insoles, yes these are the same ones they sell at HEB and Target and so on.
I also got new shoelaces: paracord! Orange! Maybe I can pick out my botes without so much cross-eyed confusion now:
The odd lacing is to lessen squashing of the top of the foot. I may change back to more conventional lacing on the bottom as we go, it's too soon to tell.
The paracord shoelaces come in a raft of colors, both bright and dull, and these were bought from the Amazon Sgt. Knots listing.