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Author Topic: KSO chafing - remedies? fixes?  (Read 1182 times)
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« on: October 28, 2011, 01:19:04 AM »

Hi all.

I've found that my KSOs start chafing at around 4-5km every. single. time. It's due to the seam inside the pockets for the big toes, and it's as bad on both sides. I've got a longer index toe than big toe, so the fit for the big toe is a little loose, but nothing too bad.

In addition to the big toes, I get the odd hot spot on the outer ball of my big toe, but that never turns into a blister.

Is there any way I can fix this, or do I have to go through months of raw feet for them to get calloused enough?
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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2011, 11:47:08 AM »

Are you wearing the injinji liners?  I used to get a blister on the top of my big toe.  I bought a pair of injinji liners and it fixed the problem. 
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2011, 12:10:33 PM »

If it is at the 4-5km mark, it's not the shoe, it's the foot.  Something in the shoe would cause discomfort immediately, I think it sounds like your foot needs to toughen up a little bit.
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2011, 08:59:59 PM »

You might want to do both: buy some Injinji liners and do some foot strengthening exercises.  I get hot spots in my KSOs.  After getting one really nasty blister I decided to wear socks in my KSOs full time.
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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2011, 01:02:48 AM »

I don't think it's my foot, as it is a lot more comfortable for me to run barefoot, even over rough asphalt, even *with* the blisters.

Injinji socks are out of the question for the next couple of weeks, as they're not available in any of the cities I'm travelling through until I arrive in Hong Kong. But I will definitely pick them up then.
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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2011, 10:39:21 AM »

what about some bodyglide until you get socks or your feet toughen up?
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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2011, 06:23:11 AM »

I've decided to go barefoot until I can pick up a pair of socks. So far so good, and my form is now mostly focused on reducing friction and impact.

iSmoothrun reported a cadence mostly in the 92-96 range
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« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2011, 06:23:55 AM »

Body Glide is in the same category as Injinji socks -- I need to go to Hong Kong to find a place that will carry it. I know of one place.
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