Hi Justin, that’s a really common problem when switching from flexible footwear to a more rigid mountaineering boot. I wrote some comments in the following thread:
Some of the peeling could be due to technique and some could be due to the footwear. It’s hard to “break in” footwear like this. You might have a lot more luck looking at technique/mobility, fit/lacing, and socks.
You raise a great point about wearing them around each week. In some cases, it could be helpful to wear them around the house. Our bodies are pretty creative at adapting, and more time in the boots – even outside of exercise – might be helpful.