Bingo. I'm still looking for that perfect boot but I'm getting very close.
I actually waited about ten years past when my heavy hiking boots were too short for fully padded wool socks. My arches had weakened or collapsed and caused my foot to go from 11 1/2 A to 12 B. I just kept using thinner socks when I needed the ankle support, or used work boots when I needed high tops.
I had a vasque low cut hiker/runner with a good shank so I got by.
I have been waiting to replace my stereo speakers for about 20 years waiting to get what I decide I want. I am hopeful that a Martin-Logan delivery truck will hit my car.