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Old 03-19-2011, 02:16 PM   #1
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Good morning everyone...

I have been on my new journey for about 6 weeks now.

I am walking two miles each day and have started to mix in some light jogging ("trotting") to the walk. However, it seems like everytime I do that I get blisters on the arch of my left foot and on my big toe on the left food.

My question is does anyone have any suggestions on what this might be. I think it is my foot is moving in my shoe when I run as apposed to walk. I have tried different socks, different shoes.

Wondering if anyone has any suggestions or theories on this issue.

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Old 03-19-2011, 03:28 PM   #2
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Gary,

try different socks and shoes and if that doesn't work get some Body Glide. You can probably find it at a sporting goods or running store. Put it on your foot before you go out jogging. It's also good on your legs and butt to stop you from getting chaffed when the weather gets hot.
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:56 PM   #3
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Hi Garry,
It definitely sounds like you need new shoes. A pair of trainers (running shoes) that are well suited to your feet should not cause any blisters or hot spots. You might try going to a running store or a good sports store and trying on several pairs to get an idea of what feels best on your feet. If you have access to a running store the folks there are pretty good a helping you find just the right shoe. There are confusing number of features, but the bottom line is how a shoe feels to the old dogs.

And while you are at it, invest in some "coolmax" or similar sox made for running. Your feet will thank you.
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:35 PM   #4
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I'm going to second the "buy new shoes at a running store" idea. Worked wonders for me. I'm so happy with my new shoes that salesman is going to make my Christmas list this year.
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:52 PM   #5
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i also second the suggestion of body glide it is awesome. another thing i do is put mole skin on the problem areas ahead of time helps reduce the rubbing. good luck. oh & buying new shoes make sure it's a place that is able to analyze how you walk/run & can then suggest the best shoe based on how you can walk/run
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