Hi Groder, I hope you find an answer as I've had the same problem for about 4 yrs but it has gradually got worse. It always starts in both feet after about 8 miles (slightly longer in the winter). I was training for another marathon but found if I took my trainers off and massaged my feet I could go a couple more miles before I had to stop again. This wasn't going to get me a PB so didn't even start which has been really depressing. On a brighter note I did an off road Half last week and had absolutely no problem - I think running through streams cooled them enough. Although my toes were aching that night in bed instead! I've tried different shoes, socks, sorbithane insoles, lacing and would love to get to the bottom of it.
My yoga teacher is getting pain/cramp in his calves after a few minutes during every run. He has been fitted correctly and his gait checked. Is it possible that, as he is more flexible than most, he has got too much support from his trainers in his heels so its almost as if he's running on his toes more ?
Its a small muscle behind the glutes (or round about there) from the pelvis which attaches to the top of the hamstring so as it's tight I'm getting pain in my glutes and top of hamstring when running. Sorry if the exact anatomy isn't quite right !
I did 7 miles today and made sure my feet weren't too hot before I started and I didn't have a problem with my toes - 1 problem at a time is enough!
I know its no help but I had the same problem up to and including the VLM. Then spent £200 on orthotics but as I then had a piriformis problem before I could use them I decided to sort one thing out at a time so the orthotics went unused and over the summer my toes gradually got better on long runs. Last Sunday was the first time since April my toes have hurt again which is really disappointing. The only difference was that my feet were quite hot before I went out as I'm back to shoes and popsoxs after months of fipflops. I'm wondering if it is either a circulation problem, or my feet were slightly swollen in the summer due to the heat and now I need to tighten the laces. I always wear X Socks.