How Important is it to wear socks and shoes "all day long?"

I am glad that you tried & liked the Elta! I am not sure how small the $8 tube is, but my $25 one pound container lasts me over 6 months so really does not work out to be that expensive per month.

I agree with Trudy about the Saucony shoes. I never tried the mens though. I started wearing them years ago when I ran after reading a review about them in a running magazine. I had surgery on my one foot that increased the width of my foot and I now get the wide ones.