Thanks again (NORE as well). I've tried Firefox in the past and didn't like it (can't remember why anymore...). I haven't had problems with IE until now (although this is not really an IE problem) and don't change software easily.
I'll use the other workaround you mentioned and keep hoping for a structural solution of the IS problem.
Shoe circle, clock-wise from 9 o'clock:
G&G Thorpe MH71 Rustic Arran
Borrelli by Santoni, tan
C&J Weymouth 337 Dark Brown
EG Banbury 808 Mink suede
EG Oundle 888 Burnt Pine
EG Lichfield 82 Burnt Pine
EG Inverness 888 Dark Oak
EG Dover 888 Dark Oak
Alden Longwing, Barrie last, in Grain Cordovan #8 for Tassels in Hong Kong
C&J Aintree 337 Black
EG Inverness 888 Black
Carmina Loafer, Simpson last, Brown Suede for The Armoury in Hong Kong
St Crispin mod. 522, Chiselled last, Dark Brown