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Posted: 15/04/2015 at 18:59 sounds like a fungal infection. I have 2 white nails that are infected. They are causing me no bother- are just unsightly and the nails are q thick. The GP prescribed me a topical liquid to paint on the nails and told me it could take a year of regular application to clear. I opted not for oral medication- as I am on other medication that antifungals interact with when given orally. I saw a chiropodist too. He said the nails were too thick for the topical antifungal to penetrate. As a result- I still have the discoloured nails..........

Bursitis at base of big toe

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 16:36

I had a bursitis of my heel - it was painful. GP stuck a sterile needle in and drew out fluid with a syringe. It was still tender and podiatrist cut a hole in chiropodist felt to put around the bursa area. This allowed me to run until the bursa cleared. I must stress that what the GP did didn't actually draw out that much fluid. I think the hole in the felt and the padding around the hole helped. I had to stop running for 2-3 days only. I then kept changing the felt - the podiatrist gave me several pieces with holes in. Not sure if you could do this in a big toe though! Perhaps see if GP can draw out any fluid??

Good luck

PS I wouldn't lance the bursa yourself- just incase you get an infection.

Hoka heel problems

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 00:51

I LOVE my Hoka Cliftons. Luckily I have had no problems at all with blisters( and I usually do with new shoes). I was able to literally start wearing them straight out of the box.

The sizing may be an issue???  The Hoka are known to be on the small side. I bought a half size bigger than my normal trainer and they fit like a glove. Maybe yours are too small or if you bought them a size bigger- maybe too big?

I am sorry you got mega blisters. I have nothing but praise for Hoka trainers. I am considering buying the Hoka Bondi 4 shoe with birthday money. They are an expensive shoe and it is a great shame that they don't seem to suite you.



hoka dealers in London

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 20:33

Hi robphotog. I am pleased to read you like the Hoka Cliftons. I have had a look at Run and Become website and like the look of the Hoka Bondi 4 at £115. Was wondering if you would report back which shoes you managed to try on in the Hoka range. Hopefully I may get money for my birthday and treat myself? Am interested in the various models you tried on- comfort/fit/weight etc. Are you going to purchase a different model to the Cliftons?

Thanks in advance for any info you can give.


Posted: 09/03/2015 at 22:40

Yes please Rob............I would love to hear how you find the shoes over 6m. I had a dodgy knee when I decided to buy the Cliftons. It wasn't a long standing injury, just a niggle............but I have been running now in the Cliftons instead of my Nike Vomeros and my knee is absolutely fine now. To be fair, my vomeros are needing replacing after several months of use- so this could have been the cause of the niggle?

I hope your knees like the Cliftons!!!

Please do report back........


Posted: 09/03/2015 at 21:32

Just read April's edition of Runners World. A good review of the Hoka Clifton trainer


 " for a maximal shoe that looks so chunky it's a testament to the job Hoka has done on the fit that 2 testers made the same remark-wearing the shoes " felt like I was running in comfy socks", referring to the mix of cushioning and speed this shoe gives. The foot sits high off the ground(29mm at the heel and 24mm at the forefoot) but the overall drop of 5mm gives this a great blend of responsiveness and padding, and proved adept across a variety of distances "

" I felt like I was running in my socks and yet had the confidence to pick up my downhill speed, thanks to the support. I did some hard sessions and whether they were fast, long or steep the shoe came up tops "

I haven't been able to run further than 6m in any one run in my hoka cliftons- due to lack of fitness! However the 6miles has been really great and the shoes are definitely a good purchase for me. Runners World have nominated the shoe as "BEST RUNNERS DEBUT"


Posted: 20/02/2015 at 19:24

Hi! Good to hear from you...........

I LOVE my Hokas. They are wearing well and provide excellent cushioning. I have run no more than 6miles in any one can't say how the shoes fair over longer distances. The tongue is q flimsy and I was worried at first it might tear; but it hasn't. The trainers are light and are not as bulky as I had imagined. This is my first pair of Hokas. Prior to these I ran in Nike Vomeros. I have tried Asics Nimbus and Brooks Ghost..........but felt the cushioning wasn't as good as Hokas. I would recommend Hokas........they are expensive full price.......Millet Sports did have discount on them recently....

I had hoped to be running longer distances than 6m; but my training hasn't gone to plan. some reviewers complain the toe box is narrow and they get blisters......; but I have had no rubbing or blisters at all( and I am prone to blisters in new shoes).

Hope this info has been of use to you robphotog


Posted: 16/09/2014 at 21:56

Will do. Will be running outside in them this w/e. Sorry I just reported about running on a treadmill. The walking was just to see if the size 8 fitted ok or was slipping up and down when I walked. I just thought I would comment. Perhaps I will do a better review in a months time.........I hope so


Posted: 16/09/2014 at 11:44

Yes- its a ladies size 8. I bought them for £89.99 at Millet Sports. I have just checked- and they are not available now in that size. Also the price has gone up to £98.99. I guess I was just lucky.

What do you think of your other hokas? Which models do you have Running Rodent?


Posted: 15/09/2014 at 22:51

Yes.......I like the colour!

I have 2 main reasons for choosing Hokas- both as I require v good cushioning.

1. I have a lowish bone density(confirmed by a DEXA bone scan). Consultant says I am ok to run; but not marathons any more.

2. I have had  a Morton's neuroma removed surgically from my foot. Consultant thought it was brought on by running?? The area of foot that the neuroma was excised from is permanently numb.

I have been considering Hokas for a little while after being introduced to them at the ParkRun. One of the runners there suffered 3 stress fractures. He bought the Hokas to protect his feet and hopefully prevent further stress fractures. About 10 years ago, I suffered 2 metatarsal stress fractures and a tibial stress fracture. I now take calcium supplements, have reduced my mileage and increased my weight- all to help prevent future stress fractures. I usually run in Nike Vomeros and I fancied a 2nd pair of trainers to rotate. The hokas were on offer for £89.99. Yes- still expensive!!

Has anyone else tried the Hokas? What do you think?


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