My poor toes!

advice from the nailless, please...

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21/09/2006 at 08:20
The boring bit, but it's background: I have several pairs of Saucony Trigon shoes, which I have always loved and always have in a size 7.5. Except one pair, the lightweights, which I got in a 7 coz that's all they had and my normal shoe is only a six anyway. I have worn these 7s for about 250 miles with no problems, but never more than about eight miles at a time.

the issue: On Sunday I wore them for a three-hour shuffle. No problems at all. Until Monday. And today my big toes STILL feel as though someone's attacked them with a hammer.

the question: There is no visible bruising. Have I got away with it, or could they still go black and eventually fall off?
21/09/2006 at 08:33
Have a look at the base of the toenail - if there's a slight bluish or reddish tinge, they will go black. If there's nothing there, then you've probably got away with it.
21/09/2006 at 08:35
Jj, Loz is right. It can take a while for the nail to actually turn black so I'm afraid that you might yet lose the nails. Mind you, the pain does not usually last more than a few days so hope that you will soon be more comfortable.
21/09/2006 at 08:52
BUT - I've had a black big toe-nail twice that didn't fall off. I really had to go for it (2 marathons in 6 weeks) to get rid of the little blighters.

Try ice cubes on top of your nails, until you can feel the cold in your toes.
21/09/2006 at 09:21
It can take a few days for the nails to go black.

Sometimes though they are just sore for a while and then get better, so you may be lucky.

21/09/2006 at 09:25
Just paint them red you will not see them go black :-)
21/09/2006 at 09:25

Fank you. I fink.

[peers at pretty li'l pink sparkly toenails in a worried sort of way]
21/09/2006 at 09:30
There is a guy in work that got his two big toe nails off 6 weeks ago god you should see him walk .Looks like he has been too late at missed the toilet.

cougie    pirate
21/09/2006 at 09:33
I'd lop the toes off. You'll save on nail varnish and pedicures, and have no probs squishing into a nice pair of Jimmy Choos.

Small downside is that you'll walk like a penguin in them - but penguins seem to manage ?

Pink    pirate
21/09/2006 at 09:38
Toe nails are overrated!

I regularly lose 2 toenails on each foot even on short mileage (shoes fine, I just run funny I think).

I now have an amazing array of dark-coloured nail polishes that mean I can live in denial.

By the time they fall off a new one has grown underneath.

Sorry not much help there. Mine don't go very black but I still lose them.
21/09/2006 at 09:39
Jj,re hillrunner's comment - having toenails removed is a very different matter to losing them 'naturally'. I find that it takes several months for my nails to actually fall off and they are entirely painfree long before that.
21/09/2006 at 09:39
Welcome to the club Jj
21/09/2006 at 09:39
You see, it's all nice and fluffy until the BOYS come in.

21/09/2006 at 09:44
Jj, I understand black nail polish is the colour of the upcoming season, so if they do go black you'll just be at the cutting edge of fashion.
21/09/2006 at 09:45
I'll just paint a li'l yellow skull and crossbones on them!

21/09/2006 at 09:46
oh - Pink, Slugsta and Hippo, we all crossposted! Not calling you boys. obviously.
cougie    pirate
21/09/2006 at 09:48
<hands Jj the loppers>
Pink    pirate
21/09/2006 at 09:50
Agree with Slugsta - about 3 months until they fall off

Keep us posted ;-)
21/09/2006 at 09:50
[takes loppers and looks very hard at various bits of Cougie]
21/09/2006 at 09:52
Nice one Jj cut his !!!!!

nails off !!!
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