Did you try the boot on before buying? (Or is this an internet thing?)
Originally Posted by verdict
If I understand you correctly, the boots are generally the right size (it's not a 'these boots are too small' problem) but there are a couple spots where the boot and your foot don't see eye to eye. Sounds like this is a 'break-in period' problem, especially combined with the "just too hard" comment.
So, if that's the case you need to spend some time breaking them in. Wear them for a bit every day, going a bit longer and longer each time. If you can find a time when you will not be walking much for a long period of time (say, studying in your dorm or at the library, &c) then wear them then ... the sweat & oils from your feet will help soften the boots, without the pain of a lot of walking.
Of course, if the boots are actually too small, you have a different problem.
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