This is an update of my 1-star review…5 stars to average it out to the 3-stars "Patriots" really deserve.
After enduring a lot of discomfort, I finally realized that much of my problem stemmed from a hard edge on each tongue, and about 15 minutes/tongue of (what should have been unnecessary) breaking-in by hand has left the shoes considerably more comfortable, although they still don't rise to the level of comfort I've come to expect from Questions.
I'll note that this is the first of the more than 30 pairs of Questions I've worn since the '90s with which I've been unhappy, and I'll emphatically repeat that the tongues are not up to par.
I'm standing by my decision not to buy more "Patriots," and I'll add that neither will I buy any other Questions with similarly degraded tongues.
Please, Reebok, listen up: Questions ain't broke, so quit tryin' to fix 'em!!! (I'll happily pay the extra 5 bucks for the real thing.)