X-socks? They stopped me getting blisters.
He's not that bad.
What about 5 fingered socks - in case it's your toes rubbing together that's the problem.
How odd. After our long shoe discussion on your other post, I've just started running in my new Ghosts and am getting a sore second toe as well. Also on my right foot, which I already know is slightly bigger than my left. But I've just moved up yet another half size so just can not believe (a) the shoes are too small or (b) my toe's hitting the end of them. I do lace up tightly.
After 9 miles of intervals tonight I felt like I was only another mile or so away from the beginnings of a pretty bad blister but luckily made it home with all skin intact.
And GymAddict - I already run in toe socks so that's definitely not the problem.
My old Asics:
My new Brooks:
Pencil showing how much wiggle room the shoes have...
I'm going to persist with them and try to wear them in gradually, as apart from the toe thing I like the fit and feel of them. But in the meantime, I'm sticking with my trusty Cumulus for longer runs...
Thanks for the replies and Hi again runs-with-dogs
Ive been periodically re-reading your post on my other thread as it was so helpfull regarding the arch blisters and the shoes I was wearing at the time.
Ive not tried those injini socks but to be honest if I had a choice out of the arch blisters or the 2nd toe blister I would take the second toe blister. I like those x-socks and might try a pair just not sure on the evo dual skin ones or the performance ones.
The Ghost's IMO are great shoes, I just cant work out the sore toe situation. My casual shoes are 45 and I run in a 46 I have plenty of space about as much as runs-with-dogs picture above shows.
It sort of feels like my toe is slapping the innersole on the right side. Ive run the laces through the final hole for my track session tonight to see if that helps keep my heel locked in place (not sure thats the problem however).
Only other thing I can think of is im clawing the innersole with my toes, the toe in question isnt even my longest toe !, its a close call but the big toe wins by a hair.
all these recent troubles has got me looking at my running form. Im going to try and concentrate on adopting the chi running style.
runs-with-dogs whats interesting is my left foot is fine not even a twinge in the toe department, and being as both feet are the same size rules out the shoes being too small. It is still possibly my feet are hitting the end but not due to the shoe being too small perhaps my running form or lacing technique although im not convinced it is.
The Brooks definately are firmer but I have grown to like this and actually really like the shoes, I love the higher arch support the innersole gives and how comfy they feel.
the blister I got after 10 miles was quite small, which I drained and it was fine the next day, over 26.2 miles who knows what would have happened which is why im slightly worried going forward with the shoe. whats leads me to believe its my running form is that I can feel it from the off like my toes are slapping the sole, so tonight im going to concentrate on relaxing my feet etc.
what I have noticed about the shoes is the end of the toe box is more re-inforced than my old asics.
I have also read of people using gel toe caps to solve toe end blisters which I may try if it becomes serious.
Out of interest ive done around 35 miles in my Brooks now should they be broken in ?
Buder - I use the gel toe caps all the time on both my big toes. I was forever getting black nails and finally discovered that when I walk and run I stick my toes up in the air so they always hit off the top. They work a treat. At first you think it feels really uncomfortable, but I find that once I start running I don't even notice them. I even cut one down and used on my little toe for a marathon when it was rubbing badly and getting blistered.
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Buder - I use the gel toe caps all the time on both my big toes. I was forever getting black nails and finally discovered that when I walk and run I stick my toes up in the air so they always hit off the top. They work a treat. At first you think it feels really uncomfortable, but I find that once I start running I don't even notice them. I even cut one down and used on my little toe for a marathon when it was rubbing badly and getting blistered. Hi Fiona thats great you have found a solution. come to think of it my old asics had a small hole at the top which could mean I was doing something similar. Can you let me know what ones you use and where you get them from ?. Also do you need to tape them in place or do they manage to stay in place. Do they rub the neighbouring toe at all ?.
Hi Fiona thats great you have found a solution.
come to think of it my old asics had a small hole at the top which could mean I was doing something similar.
Can you let me know what ones you use and where you get them from ?. Also do you need to tape them in place or do they manage to stay in place. Do they rub the neighbouring toe at all ?.
Hopefully Fiona will pop back some time and let us know about how she uses those toe caps.
Incidentally I managed to find gel toe caps online yesterday and ordered a pack of small/medium ones for my 2nd/3rd toe. Im not sure if they need tapping to stay on but ive got a 7 mile club run tomorrow so will find out if they arrive in time.
Last night my toe blistered again it was a track session and we must have done about 5 miles in all so its becoming an issue if its blistering at only 5 miles, although it was probably still sore etc from Sunday's longer run which may have made it more susceptible last night.
runs-with-dogs what version do you have as mine look slightly different to your Ghosts ? ive posted a few pics below of my wiggle room what do you think regarding whther they could infact be too small ?.
Yes true, such a shame though as ive tried two pairs of shoes in the last 4 weeks and have had issues with both
I really like the Ghost 5's be a shame to loose faith in them, problem is I didnt get this blister to begin with and by now ive done some mileage on them so cant return them etc.
Ill see how these toe caps go I like the shoes enough to give them a try but I long for the days when I could just concentrate on my running rather than worrying about shoes !
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