I struggle to find any shoes that fit and most shoes seem to either snag on the inner side of the ball of my foot, side of my big toe or my little toe pokes over the edge.
I'm running the London Marathon this year and at the moment don't even really have a proper pair of shoes to train in. I'm running mostly in a pair of Nikes that are about 6 years old and are the only pair of shoes I've had that actually fit well.
Merrell have stopped making anything decent, Nikes have got narrower and a hiatus from 'barefoot' running has meant my calves aren't up to long runs in the Altras I have.
So I went to Runners Need and tried on about half the shoes they have with no luck. I see a lot of wide footers are running in NB 1080s in a 2e or 4e but I can only get these off the internet and I'm sick of returning shoes.
I tried on a pair of Brooks Ghosts in a 2e but my big toe rubbed off the upper, upsizing made them too long. Has anyone tried both the wide Ghosts and the 1080s that can tell me if the 1080 has a wider forefoot or is more foot shaped?
Any other suggestions also welcome. Unfortunately I've now left it too late to get shoes for half marathon I'm running on Sunday and have to chose between the knackered old Nikes or guaranteed blisters.