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In the last 6 months I've been experiencing blisters on my longer runs. It's so frustrating having to stop because my feet fail rather than my fitness.
I've gradually built up my distances and they seem to occur on distances of more than 10K under the arches of both feet. I initially thought it was just due to the heat on really hot days but I get them every time I run.
I used to run in hard sport insoles which I changed for specially fitted softer ones but this doesn't seem to have helped.
It happened again yesterday and I thought 'bollocks to it' and just kept on running, good news is I managed my longest ever run of 20K, bad news is I have a massive blister at least 10cm x 4cm along the underside of my arch . I know I should've stopped but it was gonna blister anyway so what the heck...
Popping/draining them and covering with plasters is not an ideal long term solution... (and yes I do let them heal before I run again!) especially if I want to enter longer distance events.
I've read on some threads that double skinned socks may help, but they are expensive! Can anyone recommend a decent brand or where to get them from??
Or would I better off going to see a proper running/foot person?
Any advice greatly appreciated.