Yes, I experienced blisters in what sounds like the same place--I think it happens right around where the sole liner meets the sidewall of the shoe. I was initially bummed out bc I loved these shoes so much and didn't want to return them. I solved this by wrapping medical tape around my foot to cover the blistered area while I wore the shoe (did this for maybe a few weeks). That solved the problem during those few weeks and now my feet have either adjusted or the shoes have "worn in" because I no longer have to wear tape and I no longer get blisters. This may sound like a hassle, but it's worth a try if you like the shoes.