Wanted to like them, I just couldn't

Reviewed by Derelicked from PA on Wednesday, January 20, 2016
I ordered these after returning a pair of Salomon GTX 4D 2's to REI. The 4D's hurt my outer arches for some reason and I just couldn't wear them for more than an hour without pain in my knees. They felt good in the store, but gradually got worse.

I sized these as an 8.5W when I usually wear normal width. They fit well. There was initial pinching in the left toe area from the lace roller eyelets causing the boot to bend oddly. I laced them differently and that seemed to fix the issue.

The major problem I have is where the tongue and front uppers meet my leg above the ankle. I can't stand to wear these boots due to the pressure they put on my skin. No matter how tight or loose, or which lace hooks I leave undone, I can't escape the rubbing and pressing. I've tried wearing them inside for a a few hours and they just make my legs ache. Returning them for an exchange at this point.
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