I've been doing this for a while now but I have recently added long walks of between 1-2 hours over the weekends. It's only since I started the walks wearing the same pair of trainers that my little toe is rubbing against the toe next to it and has started to form a hard bump on the bone inside part of the other toe and is quite sore. My little toe sort of bends in underneath the other (sorry, I can't think of how else to describe it). Now my middle toe is also being affected.
I'm in training for the Great Wall of China Trek (Royal Marsden Charity) in September and following their training program in conjunction with c25k. I will be increasing my walks to 4hrs then 6hrs and finally 8hrs Sat/Sun back to back over the coming weeks as I get closer to the Great Wall trip so I need my feet to be ready for the onslaught.
My husband thinks it is my trainers but I think it odd that my half hour jogging (shuffle) C25k session has not shown up this problem before but my long walks have.
Apart from a blister plaster (it's not a blister) that is padded what else could I use? I was thinking of some kind of foam thing or gauze to keep my toes from rubbing together? Or is it in my trainers? Any thoughts?