New shoes

Just completed W3R3. I bought new supportive trainers and have worn them for 2 runs now. By then end of the run my toes feel a bit tingly from the different support points in the sole (compared to my old trainers). It’s worse in my right foot which is marginally bigger than my left, I’m wondering if the supports are ‘supporting’ the wrong points in my slightly bigger foot. I’m hoping this will settle with time and wear but any advice appreciated. Thank you.

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I’ve had problems with new trainers too......It might be the laces are too tight and pressing on a nerve so perhaps try loosening the laces or tie them in a different way .

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Thanks. Yes, it does feel like something is pressing on an nerve but more in the underside of my foot. Left foot is fine and seems to fit the shoe well but not so much for the right! I can’t afford to buy more trainers!

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Did you get gait analysis before buying..?

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No, I ordered online and did the wet footprint test. Maybe a mistake.

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It can work..it was what I did when I started.. and it was fine.. try some new socks maybe..make sure your laces are not too tight and maybe try these exercises?

nhs.uk/Livewell/c25k/Pages/...

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Thanks. I’ll try looser laces and see if that helps and check out those exercises. My old trainers are Sketchers GoRun which I bought for general use and I didn’t think they were good enough for proper running hence the purchase.

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Definitely got that pain in my feet when my laces were too tight. Also was advised to get a shoe size bigger at the running shop that did my gait analysis to accommodate your feet 'splaying' when running? Seemed huge to start with but grateful for the extra room now!

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I’ll try the looser laces but have missed the boat on getting a bigger size sadly. Thanks for the reply.

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