Finally, my when husband's aunt and uncle were visiting, the aunt told me to go to a dermatologist who said they weren't infected. I had "babuot choref," "winter pox," or chilblains. That has made my feet more sensitive to the cold. I get the same thing in my hands and fingers. When I have to do a lot in the freezer, I put on gloves, or I suffer.
I looked for heavy walking boots when I was in New York in October and would have paid full price if had found something I found comfortable, but... nothing's comfortable. I bought two new pairs of sneakers/walking shoes when I was there in June. They don't keep my feet warm enough when it's this cold.
Enough kvetching and ranting. I ought to drink my water and go to sleep.