That's helpful. I'm going to try the tongue pad. If that doesn't work than I'm going to return and try the Patriot. I would be all over it but I really want walnut and that isn't offered (at least I don't see it on the site). Also, that combination tap sole looks pretty awesome.
*edit* I see the Westchester is offered in Walnut. Not sure on the 7 last but I could give that a shot as well.
I tried toungue and heel pads with mine. I really wanted to be able to wear the shoes, but I destroyed my feet with all of the rubbing of the shoe on my heel, so I ditched them.