@willHST  Thanks for responding to @REI-AlexT via email. We're posting it here so that the info can help others too!

"I went back to wearing a single lightly cushioned sock.  No hot spots.  So I think the width is going to work out okay.  I have an even thinner pair I can try in this regard.  Owe we I really felt the bruising above the ankle today I can’t see what’s even causing it. There is a seam in the boot at that point, but it’s not hard.   Funny you mention the Solomon, I had originally intended to buy that boot but it was out of stock in my size at the store I was at."

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