So I have a bit of a problem. I'm on my 2nd set of boots and we are coming down to the wire. The first pair I just wasn't happy with. They were SO comfortable right out of the box. Width seem to fit well which is usually my problem, length maybe a tad long which I believe caused the issue im about to describe. Oh, and they were really light which I Loved. But.....they made a flip flop type sound at every step. I put 10-12 miles on them thinking they'd break in and it would stop. Didn't happen. Under Armor Brow Tines - Uninsulated.
Exchanged them and they'd just had a huge boot sale. So they literally only had 1 pair of boots left in my size (13). My luck!! They were the Danner High Ground non-insl. I tried them on and they felt good and seemed to fit well all around. I took them. That was Friday.
Now that you've read all of that.....here's my concern! I've put maybe 5 miles on them. 1.5 miles of relatively steep grade today. I can feel my left heel slip ever so slightly, like 1/8" or maybe less. I'm wearing wool socks with them. So far I've not had a hot spot, but I'm worried that I may have to exchange these as well which I just hate to do. But I can't seem to just walk in the store, try a boot on, and know that it fits without doing some hiking of some sort. So.....since I've not developed any hotspots in my limited use of these boots, do you all think they will be alright? Or should I just trade these in as well? I'm torn on this.....
Do I need to get a tighter fitting boot? I can't stand for my "little" toes to be scrunched up at all. Not on the length, the width.
I almost feel like I should just get me some new combat boots. I've put 100s of miles on a couple of pairs of Corcoran II jump boots. With no issues.
Any input is appreciated for sure!! Thanks