Any tips on changing gear with Moto x boots?

I have new TCX boots, my first moto x type boot and ride a 1200GS. As much as I like them I find changing up a gear is not a natural movement and often miss a gear. Getting the boot properly under the level is a tight fit and the most effect way is to use the edge of the boot. Is there a solution?

Should I reposition the level, lower the peg if I do will I experience a difficulty down shifting or will I get used to it?