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I am currently training for my first ultra and am finding that "hot spots" on the balls of my feet are becoming a hinderance! I have 3 different pairs of trainers that I use so I don't think my shoes are causing the problem. I have also been trying different socks but again, this hasn't helped so far.
Generally the hot spots occur after around 14/15 miles or so and really slow me down especially when running downhill. I haven't yet had blisters in this area but while I am running it feels like a blister is about to form.
I have been using surgical spirit to toughen up my feet and haven't had any other blisters luckily. I was wondering weather I should consider taping my feet in this area but have no experience of doing this. Or should I try Vaseline or talc?
Any tips or advice would be gratefully received.