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Hi,

I have been running for 18 months and have entered the London Marathon. I am running about 25 - 30 miles a week presently and get blisters at the front of my feet almost between the toes. I bought my New Balance trainers from sweatshop in late December and had an in depth analysis of my feet by one of their specialists who recommended the NB shoes. I use twinskin socks if that is relevent.

I did a half marathon yesterday and the blisters are quite bad.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Tom
 

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or you can wee on your feet that too is supposed to be good, not sure I would recommend it. :embarrassed:
 

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TomG said:
Hi,

I have been running for 18 months and have entered the London Marathon. I am running about 25 - 30 miles a week presently and get blisters at the front of my feet almost between the toes. I bought my New Balance trainers from sweatshop in late December and had an in depth analysis of my feet by one of their specialists who recommended the NB shoes. I use twinskin socks if that is relevent.

I did a half marathon yesterday and the blisters are quite bad.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Tom
Hi Tom To prevent blisters mke sure yourrunning shoes fit adequately not too tight or loose.

Try to lubricate your feet with vaseline or talcum powder.

If you suffer with sweaty feet there are products available such as callusan fresh which helps to control excessive moisture.

take it easy
 

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Thanks for your replys. I shall take your advice on board...... I think my shoes may be a bit loose at the front so will tighten laces and try talc etc. cheers guys.
 

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Compeed between the toes? I wouldn't want to do it, for me that'd feel slightly awkward and quite annoying. Between the toes, I'd definitely just use vaseline, yeah so - it might be messy. But it works great, and you'll hardly feel it.
 

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blisters are caused by a combination of friction heat and moisture, my best guess is that it is not the heat that is the problem but friction and moisture, to manage these you need to consider perhaps changing your sock type, the twinskin you use is a man made fibre it needs heat to push the moisture from your feet through try a merino wool based sock such as teko or smartwool they may just help reduce the moisture levels a little so that you do not emaciate the skin...i would also use a powder rather than vaseline but that is personal preference

good luck
 
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