You try on a pair of new shell boots from us and they feel good, but there is a little pressure on top of the foot.
- Does it hurt already? Try another model, or a boot with our Wide-last.
- Is it only a little bit of pressure? Feel exactly where it feels. Is the pressure on the seam between the cellular rubber and the leather? Everywhere there is cellular rubber, it usually does not change shape by itself (but the shoemaker can make it bigger it out if needed)
- If the pressure is instead higher up, over the leather, it will get a little bigger there. You can do a lot for yourself, for example: you can store them with a tennis ball that pushes up and stretches the leather, so you do not have to stretch it with the foot.
- You can lace in different ways, e.g. you can take out the string completely and jump over the two (or four) bottom holes while entering them, depending on where it causes pressure.
- One last check (for three-layer boots only): Does it feel all the time or only when you bend the leg forwards? If it is the latter, do not lace them so high in the beginning, but give the boot time to soften a little while walking with them.
- Is the pressure almost non-existent, but you are still a little worried about what it will be like during long hikes? If the boot is completely new, the felt sole inside the shoe will be quickly compressed a little after use, which gives a little bit more volume inside the boot, so this is usually no problem.