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Monday, June 23, 2014

There s nothing like a good pair of running shoes. There is nothing worse than a bad pair of shoes!

I bought a new pair of Adidas Boost running shoes. They were awesome! Light weight, cushiony, perfect summer shoes! Not so sure how they would be in the winter.

When I bought my shoes, they told me my left foot is about a half size smaller than my right foot. I am not sure if this is residual from the biking accident - or if my feet are getting to be different sizes as I get older. I also have get stability shoes. Anyhow, these shoes seemed to accommodate my feet without me having to buy two pair..... until recently.

Now my left shoe is giving me blisters on my foot - on the end of my big toe and also on the outside edge of my heel. I tried tying them tighter, looser, heavier socks, wool socks, nothing seemed to make it better.

My old shoes were a pair by Saucony which were wonderful - but I had them over a year and they were starting to give me blisters on my left heel. UGH!

I find it hard to believe I need new shoes already. Hoping the shoe guys can come up with something. All this walking to Missouri is taking its toll on my knees and feet!

I will be so glad when I get there! The first thing I am going to do is find a hotel with a swimming pool and hot tub and take a day off walking! In the meantime, I am gingerly walking forward.

Anyone else have shoe issues?
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  • JENNEINAZ
    I wear out my shoes faster than my checkbook would like too. I am not sure how to deal with the issue because don't want to give up my walking or buy new shoes every three months...
    2554 days ago
  • MUDGE4
    I had a running coach tell me that some active people need new shoes every 3 months! My daughter has 2 different sized feet too! emoticon
    2554 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13423552
    I definitely have shoe issues - I have bunions and flat feet - which the woman at the running store told me is an uncommon combination. Go figure! Last time I went, she put me in less of a montion control shoe than I was in before and they are more comforatable, but I do need to replace them about every 6 months. I am also planning on getting a different pair for cross training so I don't wear out my running shoes so quickly. I do go to a specialty running store where they fit me and I try them out on the treadmill. I wear Brooks Dyad 7 right now and they have a low arch which is comfortable for me.
    2554 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14566395
    one of my feet is 1\2 larger then the other I think people mostly are like that.my insteps are going flat. I have planters and tendonitis of my feet and tendonitis of my ankles. I went to new balance store to get my shoes I wear the same kind now there close to an ortho shoe but a nice tennis shoes and only thing that has helped my feet. I also use a very good insert from new balance. very good walking show. my foot doctor told me to make sure my feet were lifted off the ground 2 inches . that's what these shoes do. also said you should be able to move your toes around in your shoes that if you could not there to tight. to small. anyways that's my feet cost me about 200 dollars when I get my shoes but its your feet any price is good. they last me about 5 yrs though. that is my feet issues. emoticon

    you are still doing so good on your travels. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2554 days ago
  • MAMISHELI53
    It is actually not uncommon to have one foot slightly larger than the other.

    Due to arthritis I wouldn't consider running, but I wouldn't mind some good "moseying" shoes! emoticon I especially need arch support for my flat ducky feet! emoticon
    2554 days ago
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