Gaerne makes good boots; you may need to give it a bit of time to break them/you in.
So its similar to buying a Corbin seat? My skinny bum never did break in the two Corbins I bought over the years. Ended up selling both for a loss.
We used to beat the back of the company issued safety shoes with a hammer to soften them up, otherwise you'd have blisters on the back of your heals for months. Problem is you had to keep them safely hidden or lock up when you weren't using them as people would steal your broken in shoes.....lol