I just bought the Burton Hails and have been wearing them around the house and have started to get the pain on the outer part of my sole also. I had the same pain in some ride boots I tried on and my old pair of Burton Freestyles. With my old Freestyles the pain would eventually go away while riding, but it seemed that every day started out with that pain. I used to think it was just my foot not being used to boots since I only get to ride about 10-20 days. I am now starting to think something about Burton boots might not be the boot for me.