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Hello everyone. I'm new here but started running in July, when my wife finally shamed me into doing some exercise. I have run in the past, but never more than a mile or 2, and I have always managed to find an injury based excuse to hang up my boots. I'm pushing 40 now, so am determined to try and get in proper shape and stay that way.
Anyhow onto topic, I bought a pair of saucony triumph 9 last month but being a tightwad, I bought them online, and just went with the same size that my crappy old trainers were, which was an 8. The Saucony came up a little bigger though, so with the 8, I have a good thumbwidth and a bit of space at the end of the toe. First run, in them i got terrible blisters in both arches, so I added a set of orthotic insoles (Powerstep??) ON TOP of the standard insoles, which seemed to help. I've run about 40k in them now and I'm still getting a blister in my left arch if I do anything more than 8k. Should I man up and stop being a such a wuss, or should I invest in a second pair of trainers?
Advice gratefully received.