I bought some Brooks Ghost 10s a while back, to rotate with my Mizuno Wave Riders. When I had my gait tested, these were the two shoes that fitted and felt best, with the Wave Riders feeling as if they weren't there at all. The Wave Riders fit perfectly but, unfortunately, I should have gone another half size up in the Brooks, a fact that didn't become apparent till I began the longer runs, when my toes begin to press the end of the shoe.
I've taken the sock liners out, and that gives me approximately another half size of room. It also makes the shoes feel a little springier and more responsive. I'm not fond of the ultra cushioned feel of the Ghosts, or the way they encourage me to heel strike. Will removing that extra inside padding cause problems with slipping and blistering over a distance. I don't want to start running with them like that and find it distorts the footbed of the shoe so that the sock liners don't sit properly if I put them back in.
Anybody else done this, or has knowledge of it? I've googled like mad but not come up with ANY useful info. I suppose I will have to put the shoes on eBay if this solution doesn't work, I paid the full price for them and am unlikely to get much back.