@heather1 it's very likely that creases/wrinkles in the insole of the boot are causing the hot spots you're describing - that insole should be smooth and flat. You can replace the vendor insoles with after-market insoles (like Superfeet) although typically after-market insoles are significantly thicker than the vendor insoles and therefore change the fit and feel of the boot. So instead, you could either pull a pair of insoles from another shoe you own (like running shoes) and use them in your Oboz when hiking, or call/swing by your local REI store and see if they have extra vendor insoles - while they may not be the exact ones that came with your Oboz Bridgers, as long as they are the same length as your boot size, they will likely work just fine!

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