Your boots are stupid
These are the best boots for working on the shoreline. Your boots are stiff and uncomfortable. These boots are pliable and more cushioned than your mattress. You should switch to these boots. It's that simple.
I buy them here:ServusXtratuf Steel toe 16" boot at Seattle Marine.
If you don't want a steel toe, these are the regular model: ServusXtratuf regular 16" boot.
They all run 1 size larger than regular shoes. I buy a size 12. They're better than your boots.