Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: South of San Francisco and north of San Jose.
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You might be lacing up your boots too tight around the ball of your foot. This can cause the numbness, and I am assuming the hotspot also. Also, the boot might be too narrow for you and lacing it up differently will not help. If they are brand new, they might need some breaking in, though boots should never really make your foot numb.
It is not bad if your toes bump up against the front of the boot, as long as it is not pushing on it. I buy my boots so if I wiggle my big tie, I can barely feel the fabric on the front. If it is pushing against the boot, your boots are too small for you.
Perhaps someone else will have a more expert opinion on this, but it really seems like your boots are too small for you and you might want to invest in a new pair.