Treforest Gump wrote (see)
I restarted running 3 months ago and suffered with blisters, so i went to have my feet scanned by an addidas foot pad machine.i was told that i had a slight overpronation and bought some nike air structure triax trainers which i was told would sort out my problem..
Happy to stand corrected on this, but I can't imagine there being any real link between gait issues such as overpronation and blistering. This misconception appears to run through this discussion thread. I think you were mis-informed by the shop.
Blistering is essentially a matter of friction i.e. shoe fit. Yes - the Structure Triax may be suitable for your overpronation and should help prevent/alleviate bio-mechanical related issues and injuries. However there is no quick and easy way to determine how your feet will react to a particular shoe other and trial and error. Unfortunately unless a shoe is very obviously uncomfortable, or poorly fitting then 2 minutes on a shop threadmill is unlikely to help. The trick is to find a shoe that has the necessary motion control required (there will be many choices) but also fits your foot shape well. Once you find one that doesn't give blisters, stick with it.
Note some degree of blistering could be expected with any new shoe. It may take your foot a little bit of time to adapt to any new friction spots and build up the necessary callus.
PS..agree with all the sock stuff. Good running socks are a major factor.
I am suffering with the huge blisters on the arches of my feet too-despite good trainers- will try the socks recommended here. Thanks x
If the shoe fits right, you shouldn't get blisters.
When being fittted for a shoe, the main initial consideration is a shoe with the correct level of support.
In theory, all the major makes (Adidas, Asics, Brooks, Mizuno, New Balance, Nike, Saucony etc.) will have a shoe that fits that support level.
In an ideal world, you would then try all those 7 shoes and go for the model with the best fit - I think that's achieved by choosing the shoe that "feels" the lightest and is the least noticable on your foot - that's hopefully because it fits the best and is "working with your foot". (sorry if that sounds a bit corny)
Unfortunately, each of those 7 will have different cushioning systems (gel, air etc) which feel different (softer/firmer etc), one of which the wearer might prefer or dislike.
Unfortunately, this often takes preference over the 'fit'.
That's when you get blisters...
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