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« on: May 31, 2010, 05:53:42 PM »

I want to love these shoes, I really do! I'm also afraid of getting injured.

 I've been running for the first time in my life, thanks to the couch to 5k program. I started last year, and have done 2 5k's since I "graduated" in May. I've run a few times in my KSO's, but each time I do I get bad blisters on the inside arch of my feet. I've been putting a band-aid on my arch before I go out, and that solves that problem, but I'm curious if there's a better fix. I tried the Bilika's on in the store yesterday, hoping the sock-like liner would help the blisters, but they felt unbearably hot. My KSO's have nice air flow.

My other concern is that my running shoes that the local store fitted me for were recommended to me because I do something called over-pronating. When I run in those shoes I get bad IT band pain, but my joints feel ok. When I run in my VFF's I have calf and shin pain. I'm torn, should I stick it out with the VFF's? I've heard that the calf pain goes away with time. If I don't wear shoes that correct for my over-pronation, will it be worse, or cause me to be injured? I'm training for a half marathon in October and I want to be as ready for it as possible. Any advice you guys can give me is much appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2010, 06:38:40 PM »

Welcome! congrats on the graduation from C25K now first over pronating won't harm you I do it most BF runners do as well try wearing socks like injini toesocks in your KSO before runs should fix that blistering and calf/shin soreness is very normal and will cease over time and strengthening. I've never heard of "injury" from over-pronating but I'm sure there is something in the running specific part of the forum that sheds greater light on it. good luck on that half mary in october!

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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2010, 06:54:13 PM »

welcome! yep, sounds like all you can do is gain from wearing fives. the calf pain will face quicker than you expect. and the over pronation isnt an issue.
good luck! morgan
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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2010, 07:24:37 PM »

Thanks so much for the replies! I've tried the ininji socks with the KSO's, but they make them too tight in the toes. I looked around the forums and I might try modding some normal socks to work, or get some moleskin. I wonder if applying the moleskin to the shoe would be cheaper, or would it get gross? Might come off in the wash anyways. For now, I guess I'll look at sock mods Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2010, 08:03:55 PM »

Or just try running barefoot...

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