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Q Ive developed a recurring blister between my big toe and the one next to it. Ive tried taping up the area and also using petroleum jelly, all to no avail. Its now making me miss training.
There may be a number of reasons for your problem, but my first suggestion would be to separate the toes with an inter-digital wedge. I have treated patients in this way using Ortoform, a putty-like material which dries in minutes into a rubbery, custom-shaped removable insert. It works well, and any good podiatrist should be able to provide this product and mould it for you.
Gareth Bamsey, podiatrist and chiropodist at the Cardiff Foot Clinic
Wish I'd read this forum before buying my second pair of Asics shoes and finding that after a long(-ish) run this morning that the dreaded arch-blisters are back on both feet! Had terrible trouble with them in my previous Kayanos but for some reason gave Asics another go with a replacement pair (different model, can't remember the name).
Will try some of the BodyGlide stuff (thanks for the tips earlier on that - new web address seems to be http://www.wayside-kinetics.co.uk/index.php?cPath=21) and save up for some non-Asics shoes!
Hey I am a avid runner for a long time. I have good runners and socks.and i am getting blister. But they arent in the normal blister spot.. I keep getting them inbetween my toes. I run about 7- 10 km a day. I dont understand why I am getting them expecially there. Do i need new shoes. Seems like such a weird spot.
Have recently replaced my asics 1130 with a pair of stratus 3. My new shoes give me blisters on the arch of my right foot. Having checked it out, it seems that the 1130 are designed for mild overpronation, while the stratus are for neutral/under pronation. Is there any chance that this is the reason my new trainers are killing me?
Also, is there anyone else based in SEAsia and can let me know where the nearest running store to HCMC is.
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