I have to say, I've persevered with my Asics and just covered my blisters as much as possible and they have been fine. I put some sponge around my big toe and they didn't rub at all but I have got one that recurs on the ball of my foot. I also bought some x socks and hilly's and they are brilliant. The Hillys definitely work and although I was dubious about the x socks as they seemed very thin, they were brilliant when I did a run last night. Will definitely try them out on a longer run this weekend.
I am glad someone else has the same issue with the Asics! I was starting to think I'd been recommended the wrong shoes! I bought a new pair about 2 weeks ago, along with a pair of blister proof socks and after my run I had two fine shining blisters; the first time since I started running in September!! I've run in my trainers about 3 times since then and the blisters keep reoccurring in the same places. I am desperate to burst them but have heard it's not the best thing, although I will have a go with the surgical spirit definitely. Will check out the x-socks and hope my feet can see it through on sunday for the silverstone half!!