I noticed that you posted that problem went away... But i just wanted to share that i also have the Hails and went through the same problem. Specially on my first day on them. All i did was get my liner a little more lose and the laces above the instep and everything was great. I really love these boots!!!
at first i wore them super tight hoping theyd break in and itd go away but i still had the pain for a while so i just left the laces around the ankle pretty loose and the pain went away and it didnt effect the response or heal lift or anything.