Arch Blisters

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06/10/2008 at 22:46
Would like to know if I have the wrong trainers!
I have done the wet foot test and had a pair of Asics 2120 and now 2130 in last few years, which seem to be right for my foot type
Overall very comfy, but when I have done a couple of Half Marathons over the last couple of years (including a VERY wet London HM this weekend) I end up with humungous blisters on the inside of my foot arch. The one on my left foot is egg shaped and about as big as 2 ten pence coins.

This weekend was worse due to getting wet feet, but wondered if there is anything I can wear (like a rubber sock or something) that will stop it. I am already wearing 1000 mile original running socks! :(

Stratford Sprint : 1h 13m 25s
Eton (18/5): 1h 7m 59s
Dorney 10k (7/6): 43.19
Windsor (15/6): 2h 32m 58s
Steelman (13/7): 2h 21m 57s
London (10/8): 2h 21m 05s
Bristol Half (14/9): 1h 36m 57s
XTT (27/9)
London Half
11/10/2008 at 18:36
Hi there...I feel your pain
I ran the RTB last weekend too and have the most humongus blister on the side of my foot. I run in Brooks shoes and haven't had this problem before in these shoes but did a few years back in a cheap pair of Nikes.

Put last weekends down to the rain really but I think sock choice must come in there somewhere
13/10/2008 at 07:16
Wetsuit lube!

I had the same problem with my NB shoes that have a ridged instep. I rubbed a bit of wetsuit lube (the solid stick type) in the shoes and presto; no blisters.

Stop saving some for the finish; find more!
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