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Blister on arch of foot behind ball

According to your comments, you normally run a 5k, and you doubled that. I would caution you against suddenly increasing your mileage when running, as it is easy to get overuse injuries related to the ...
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Breaking in running shoes?

With modern running shoes, especially if you buy the same brand/model, there really is no need to break them in any more. It is only if you change models and/or brands that your first runs in them ...
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Pronation in shoe wear

In most cases, it is not as much the feet being physically significantly different in structure as it is the leg length and imbalance in leg muscles causing slightly different movements in different ...
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Can shoes mask injuries or weaknesses?

I am a veteran runner (and I have also suffered ITBS when I began to run). Even worse, I have what's called "Morton's Toe" so that I am not even supposed to be running according to orthopaedics and ...
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What to look for in indoor sports shoes?

For me, what I look for is practicality. Do they have good grip, are they comfortable and how much weight the shoe has. The grip for those sorts of sports 100% has to be good, otherwise you're going ...
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Choosing the right shoes for a 5k begginer runner

The first step is to go to a running or fitness store that sells shoes and talk to one of the shoe specialists. They should have knowledge about the shoes and, in my experiences, will watch you walk ...
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Running shoes: are EVA soles that bad?

EVA is fine in moderation, and as others have said it wears/compresses relatively quickly. For the most part shoes are just tools. There are different types of shoes for different jobs; and any shoe/...
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How should I transition into minimalist running shoes?

As an addition to what has been said already, here are some exercises that will help you: The author is a podiatrist who is also a triathlete and minimalist/ barefoot runner: https://www.youtube....
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What is causing my post-run hip pain?

That sounds exactly like what I had when training for my third half marathon after a long-ish break from running. In my case, it didn't really fall nicely into any "usual" description such as ITB-...
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How do I minimise or preventing rubbing between toes on Long distance run?

Baby powder. Blow it in your socks, blow it on your toes, and you will be good for at least a few hours.
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Underpronator Runners

Unfortunately, it's hard to impossible to tell what kind of running/plant style you have by looking down at your feet. Mainly, this is because you can't really see the mechanics of what your heel/...
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How to keep your feet from heating up during your run

I experienced the same problem and I might have figured out the answer: The heat is caused by friction. This friction is produced because your feet can move within your shoe...so my suggestion is get ...
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Why are running records not set when running barefoot?

I'm not aware of/ couldn't find any studies on affecting performance. This study from 2014 states that no studies on performance have not been done on a wide scale. https://www.researchgate.net/...
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Flat feet running

I have been in the same position as you. I have very flat feet, as well as overpronation (they often come together) and I was told I needed orthopedic inserts. I did that for a while, and it didn't ...
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Should I go for a run before buying running shoes?

A good shoe will adapt to your foot over time of using it. You want it to be comfortable at all times during running. I would stick with the suggestion of buying it at the end of the day. A walk into ...
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How to keep your feet from heating up during your run

I'd check out thinner merino wool socks or a synthetic sock specific to 'cooling.' Merino wool and specific synthetics pull sweat from the feet and help keep them cooler. Generally speaking. For ...
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How to select running shoes for rainy weather

So at the end of the day there is not a ton you can do. It's all about static friction and no matter what if you add water as a layer between the surface you're running on and your shoes the ...
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What should I be looking for in a (beginner's) running shoe?

I have high arches so I in a way know what you're going through.. I'd suggest going to a podiatrist and getting a custom made set of orthotics for your feet that you can slip in your running shoes. ...
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How to select running shoes for performance?

According to a leading expert in the field, Daniel Ramskov, you should choose the shoes, which makes you feel most comfortable, when you run. This means the most objective criteria for choosing the ...
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Can I avoid instep tears in barefoot shoes?

I had a pair of Merrell barefoot running shoes that I used to use for every day as opposed to running. They wore through in about 6 months. I went into a specialist running shop to get some more and ...
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Any health/performance benefits to the narrow design of shoes?

Is your experience growing up that you went barefoot a lot? I did, as most of my youth was spent at swimming pools. My doctor once commented that I had "luau feet" - a wider spread that he ...
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How to keep your feet from heating up during your run

Our feet absorb more force during running as compare to other body parts.So you should give extra care to your feet because foot is the most frequently injured part of the body.Proper shoe selection ...
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How to keep your feet from heating up during your run

Pay attention to if your feet are rubbing or not, I find the socks I use make the difference. I tried some short basic cotton socks and my feet get very hot. Then I got some puma socks that are ...
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How to keep your feet from heating up during your run

I can sympathize with your problem. My feet get really hot when I'm running as well. My solution for the problem was to move to minimalist shoes, in my case, a set of Xero Shoes sandals. They don't ...
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Treadmill running shoes recommendation

I don't think there's any particular shoe you'd need, but a couple of things you won't need: Waterproofness. You're inside on a treadmill. Offroad / trial runners. They're generally heavier and can ...
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Good shoes for knee pain

I have a torn ACL and after wearing the Adidas Bostons, my knees have felt tons better. Note that I believe that I own 2013 versions. I've also worn Adidas's supernovas and they were quite ...
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What happened to the quality of the inner backside of running shoes?

I think it's hit or miss and mostly related to the manufacturers. I've had great luck with some brands (like New Balance), and then the next model would seriously disappoint me. Even in the same model,...
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