I had a problem with my last set of Whites boots too. I would place my right boot in my lap and go driving around. It seemed to hurt my groin so I called Whites and they told me to put it on the foot and it would eliminate the problem. I tried that and it cured the problem.
They also told me to PULL THE TONGUE UP AND PUSH ON BOTH SIDES, WHEN TIGHTENING THE LACES, and they would not pinch my wittle ankles. THIS CAUSES THE TONGUE TO FOLD EQUALLY ON BOTH SIDES.
I'll try that, thanks.