I didn't realize at first I had to break these in myself and almost sent them back. When I put them on the left boot was fine, but the arch over my right foot felt like someone dropped a hammer on my foot! It was horrible, but that was when I found out that it is common for something like this to happen. I am also one of those people that have the task of finding shoes that fit feet that are slightly different in size (my right foot is bigger than my left). So this was a painful reminder of this, and I keep the right boot stuffed with paper while they are not being worn.
They are really comfortable and I know that once I defeat the unforgiving, in-no-way-stretching evil leather, they will be a wardrobe staple. Plus I have a feeling I'll be buying a color pair like blue or purple, (but I've also got my eye on the cherry red!)