I love my new running shoes. They have carried me longer distances than any before, and I plan on wearing them at my upcoming race.
They have ONE thing that I can fault them on. Blisters. And really, just one blister!
My left heel will consistently blister. I have tried bandaids, blister blockers, and I am going to try callus cushions tomorrow. The bandaids and blister blockers shift away and allow more rubbing. I am tying my shoes in a runner’s lock, but to no avail. Shucks.
This past weekend I ran/walked 10 miles on Saturday, and my blister blocker decided to disappear at mile 2. Eight miles later, the back of my sock has a streaky coating of blood. Ew.
While it appears fairly innocuous, it is highly uncomfortable. My socks rub it, I bump things with it, and then there’s the whole water issue. My bath on Saturday led to some seriously ugly words being swallowed (so that H wouldn’t hear them, and then repeat them). I’ve been informed that this discomfort will be necessary until a callus forms. Um, boo?
So I’ll keep trying new things to try and keep another blister from forming. Happy running y’all!!