I ordered a pair of Gaerne Balance Oiled boots online and have worn them around the house some and they are about to kill my ankle bones. They must not be the latest versions as they don't have the black material sewn into the ankle bend gusset area on the outside of the ankle. They just have the 3 rows of stitching sewn in that area. Every time I take a step, the leather in that area takes a weird fold and bites into my ankle and makes it painful to walk at all in them. Here is what mine look like: Here is the one that I believe to be the newer version with the black material in the gusset area: I bought these because of the good reviews that I've read about them being as comfortable to walk in as to ride in and they are comfortable if I don't have to move my ankle as in walking or shifting or braking. But if I can't do that, what are they good for? They are too expensive to sit around the house and watch TV in them! I don't get it because people say they are as comfortable out of the box as a pair of hikers. Are the ones with the black gusset in them more comfortable? The ones I have might break in after some time but I don't know if I can wear them long enough to break them in......and if they don't break in, I'm stuck with $300+ boots that I won't want to wear. BTW, I tried the Gaerne Pro Tech's first and they didn't have a gusset in that area either and they were even more uncomfortable than the oiled boots. So I returned them and got these. The picture on the website showed the lower pictured boot but I received the boots pictured at the top. So I'm at a crossroad of what to do.......return them and try to get the other style elsewhere or take my chances on them breaking in before they break me down. What's your experience and/or thoughts?