I need recommendations for solid hiking boots. I have been a dedicated hiker for many years but about 4 years ago I developed injuries to my Achilles tendons that impacted nerves in the balls of both feet resulting in extreme pain when walking or even stepping on the brake peddle when driving. Now, after several different podiatrists and a failed attempt to address the issue with custom orthotics, I got some excellent advise from the Rothman Institute and things are on the mend. The podiatrist at Rothman suggested that I deep-six the Timberlands I have used and get a pair of hiking boots with thicker and more ridged soles. Does anyone have a recommendation for hiking boots that would meet the thick and ridged sole requirement that the podiatrist feels is necessary?