New (superwide) shoes! ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ ๐Ÿค—: My new Altras... - Bridge to 10K

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New (superwide) shoes! ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ ๐Ÿค—

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My new Altras arrived today, so excited! ๐Ÿ˜ Bought my first pair after gait analysis in a running shop - recommended for me as I have superwide feet (think duck), and they have a lovely spacious toebox. Ordered the new ones online so I could have a second pair if the original ones are still drying out - they are getting regular soakings these days! The new ones seem even more comfy than the old ones - and are so much more colourful! - can't wait to take them out for a spin! ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ

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Oh MS theyโ€™re lush! What fabulous cheerful colours, I have shoe envy! Happy running. ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

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MutleyShuffleGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Yes bright colours to banish the winter gloom! ๐Ÿ˜

So nice! Congratulations! I am still waiting.. :-)

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MutleyShuffleGraduate10 in reply to lusmo

Thanks... your time will come! ๐Ÿ˜

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Ooh, they look fab! I do envy you having found shoes to fit. Mine are still a work in progress... although I do think I'm making progress at least. Won't post though for fear of jinxing them :D

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MutleyShuffleGraduate10 in reply to linda9389

Yes I'm really pleased to have been introduced to Altras. Buying normal shoes is always a bit of a nightmare for me - at least I can find running shoes that fit me now ๐Ÿ˜Š Good luck with yours!

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linda9389Moderator in reply to MutleyShuffle

I've changed from the extra wide Brooks that were still giving blisters, to smaller, normal width Saucony Omnis (guided by the same running shop, albeit a different member of staff). These are definitely not giving me blisters - even after the 18k. But they are causing my toes to tingle over about 8k. It's a fine balance! Onnce the old blisters have fully healed I will go for thinner socks and looser laces and these may do for me. I suspect though, once the weather is warmer they may be too small in the toe box. Time will tell, but it's proving to be an expensive and tedious journey to finding the right shoes :D

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MutleyShuffleGraduate10 in reply to linda9389

Sounds very tiresome - bit like me trying to find normal shoes. I'm so lucky to have found a brand built for me! Hope you work out a solution x

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JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to linda9389

I also have Saucony Omnis and found the 'black toenails/toe pain' lacing in the attached helped greatly

happiestblog.com/running-sh...

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linda9389Moderator in reply to JonathanP

Ooh. Thank you. I will have a careful read later - even in my overlarge brooks I got two black toes!!!

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MutleyShuffleGraduate10 in reply to JonathanP

That's a useful link - thanks JonathanP

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Those are lovely! Nice to know about the wide toe box; I don't have overly wide feet but have bunions that cause some grief. My new Balance hybrid trail shoes are nice and wide and comfy but will need to check out some Altras on my next go round!

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MutleyShuffleGraduate10 in reply to SaskAlliecat

Yes they may be just the ticket for you. Apparently they are not just for people with wide feet but for anyone as they fit snugly around the heel ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Dexy5Graduate10

Lovely shoes MutleyShuffle! I too need the wide toe box and have Brooks which are great, but I will need to be looking at introducing pair no2 as mine are now 8 months old .

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MutleyShuffleGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Ooh shoe purchase coming up! ๐Ÿค— Yes I need to work out how many miles my first pair have done - I got them on week 5 of C25K I think which would've been April so that would make them 8 months old.

Pretty and effective. Wonderful ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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TartancatGraduate10

They are lush - I want!!

I've got wide feet - the Nike's I have now are better than my previous Brookes (which made my big toe go dead after about 6k), but they're still not perfect. I think I'll have to check out those Altras.

linda9389 Is right- finding the perfect shoe is a tedious (and expensive) process, so thanks for the information ๐Ÿ˜Š

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linda9389Moderator in reply to Tartancat

There must be a shoe out there that's comfy! Definitely lots to try in the lacing link tho.

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MutleyShuffleGraduate10 in reply to Tartancat

You're welcome - good luck finding the perfect foot bling ๐Ÿ˜Š

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mountaindreamerGraduate10

Oooo ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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FlickM3Graduate10

oooh, new shoes! They look lovely - fab colours x

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