great run and achy toes

I had a great run today personal best for 10K and did bridge to bridge loop i have been building up to for several weeks. My longest run yet. The only down side is that my toes were quite painful towards the end of the run. They might just need a bit of remedial attention. After taking my shoes off and relaxing a bit they are much better now. Anyone have any good advice on looking after toes?

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  • Yeah, I've had this and it's beastly.

    Check the fit of your shoes - if they're too small (bearing in mind your feet swell a bit when running) your toes might bang against the end and get achy. If they're laced too loosely at the ankles, or too big, your feet might be sliding forwards and banging against the end of your shoes. If they're laced too tight at the toe end, or your toe-box is too narrow on the shoe, they might be getting squashed sideways. And if your toenails have got a bit long that seems to do it as well.

    Secondly, check what you're running on. If I'm hill running and doing lots of steep descents I get achy toes because I'm nervous and grip with them coming down, and you can't avoid your feet sliding forwards in your shoes a bit and bruising.

  • thanks seems all good advice...i've recently put in some new laces so suspect it might have something to do with that.

  • there was a post on here a couple of days ago about tying laces and how it can help with such things or search "laces heel lock". Who knew tying your trainers could be so technical!

  • thanks i had a look at the link and it is something i haven't done so far so will give it a go for my next run. There seems to be quite a lot of positive feedback for it.

  • I wear running shoes a half-size bigger than my normal ones, that works for me.

  • thanks might consider that next time i renew my shoes.. thank you.

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