Hi all - I started running last year (mainly on the dare of a friend, that I couldn't run a marathon).
I got properly measured etc (both at a New Balance store and an Asics store). I have fairly wide feet. Ended up going with the Asics Gel Kayano 25s, which I really l like. They're a bit on the heavy side, but they have held up great, and my training runs have been quite comfortable, even on my long runs of up to 25km.
However, I've now done two marathons, and in both cases, around the 30km mark, the bottom of both feet started to hurt - like, really hurt, and by the 35km mark I was pretty hobbled. Last few km were painful - to go along, of course, with the rest of the pain in the other parts of my legs.
Is this simply a matter of "d'oh, you weigh 83km and you're running a marathon, of course the bottom of your feet are going to hurt after 30km"? Or is it because my long runs were only up to 25km? Could it be something to do with my shoes? (I tried the Hoka Bondi 6 Wide, but unfortunately they weren't wide enough for me feet).
Would greatly appreciate any pointers - thank you!