anyone else had problems with tender/sore toenails after running? After I've been out for my long Sunday run my right foot is always a mess - tender nails and bleeding. Any advice, I don't want to lose them!
but you might also need smaller shoes.......ha ha.....
i bought a pair of size 9 ascis as my work shoes etc etc are all size 9.....
got black toenails on the first long run.....(over 13miles) after talking about it to a load of runners they said even in large shoes you can damage your nails as the toes slide about in the "toebox" area.....
don't they often say,,,,put your thumb sideways across the top of your big toe and that should be the space you need in your trainers....
some say you might even need 1 full size larger shoes to allow for swelling when hot,,,in my case with skinny narrow feet, i needed to go down 0.5 size....
good luck with the running and shoe size.
I have had this problem. Changed my trainers and got a bigger size which helped to a point, but now realised that also my socks were to blame!!!! I happened to wear hubby's one run and my toes felt so much better! So think socks that arnt too tight is also something to watch x
I buy running shooz 1.5 sizes bigger than normal shoes (5.5 vs 4) and I've never had a problem with toes/toenails. My feet tend to puff up during race and I run with laces quite loose.
I did have a blister appear on the end of my middle toe in the middle of the Loch Ness marathon (thank you nice paramedic for the micropore tape) which I put down to a slightly twisted sock. Always wear twinskin socks and apart this slight aboration, no problems over many races/miles.
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