I just got a pair of Ariat Heritage tall boots on sale for a great price! They're an 8-full and they fit wonderfully. The only issue is that the back part of the book that's behind me knee is jabbing me in the leg quite a bit when I walk. I haven't ridden in them yet and I know they will shrink down about a 1/4 to 1/2 inch, but I just want to make sure they are okay before I wear them out. It's been awhile since I've bought new tall boots and I can't remember if this discomfort is because they are too tall at the back of my leg or because they aren't broken in yet?