Get this through your head:
You cant say "get SPK's" to everybody with some sort of boot problem. Realize that everybody's foot is different, and many boots are different. The SPK is a top shelf boot for sure, but they wont solve everybody's problems. Some people could hate SPK's preferring the cheapest boot known to man, or visa versa, because they have different feet. I own SPK's myself, I love them because they fit my foot well and are contoured well to the shape of my shins to start with, but that doesn't go for everybody, so shut up.