Well, I went in to Up and Running this morning where I was served by a young lady who seemed very proficient. Apparently I don't over pronate as the other shop said I do. She brought out some shoes for me to try, the first pair was very painful so she gave me the widest shoes in the shop and got me to run around a bit...by this time the manager had finished serving his customer, and came over to help me. The first thing he said was the shoes she had recommended were unsuitable - just goes to show it's not an exact science this shoe business is it? Then he spotted the lump on my foot and the long and the short of it was that he refused to sell me any shoes at all until I have had the all clear from my doctor. He's not sure what it is, possibly arthritis exacerbated by the Brooks shoes from the other shop, but he feels any shoes will now make it worse and I tend to agree with him. He was very encouraging and said it doesn't mean the end of my running career, if push comes to shove we will cut a hole in my shoes where they press! I might need a visit to a podiatrist (sounds expensive) Or an operation to scrape the bone off... um probably not thanks. Or maybe a break from running to let the inflammation go down.
Sad face Curly