Originally Posted by bomber60015
I agree . . .wear like that comes from an imperfect fit . . . .
If you have an old-fashion cobbler around wander in with your favorite socks and the boots, and I'm betting he can fix you up with an insole or other device to improve the fit. These guys are wizards!
lacking a cobbler (harder and harder to find) a high end hikers store (think REI) will likely have somone on staff who can help in similar ways.
A cobbler can also stretch out just the hot spot. They do this with shoes for people that have a bunion or hammer toe.
I've had no issue with my CBTs but I have to do super careful foot care, Seamless socks, etc. I usually wear a very thin cotton sock seamless, then a thin silk then a thick whatever.
I've found spongy (and gel) insoles can cause problems. As the foot sinks into them and rebounds, it moves around in the boot and you get blisters. Putting the shock absorption in the sole outside the boot avoids this.