Just this past week, I picked up a pair of Red Wing steel-toed "King Toe" style 2240 work boots. Overall, the boots are seemingly nicely made and high-quality.
They actually fit well and felt fairly comfortable right out the box, but after breaking them in a bit (a week or so), my big toe started rubbing against the "non-metallic" safety-toe. Considering I often work 12 hours at my day job, go to school and am still in the midst of a business start up that also requires me to be on my feet, that little rubbing can ruin your entire day after several hours and be torturous at the end of the night.
What on Earth can I do to make this right? My feet are fickle to begin with and don't take kindly to anything out of their comfort range. I have "duck feet", wide at the toe and narrow at the heel, as well as fallen arches, so I'd like to get two birds stoned at once and eliminate both of these problems, if possible.
Are insoles the answer? I've been eyeing the "moldable" orthotic insoles and would gladly spent the money if I knew they'd work for me, but are there are other more viable choices for these kinds of issues?
Thanks in advance.