I bought a new pair of shoes in October and wore a hole in them in only 60 or 80 miles.
Still the hole had never bothered me on a run. It just concerned me that rubbing against the hard shoe may not be good for my heel bone. On Saturday, though, I went out on a limb and wore a different, fancier pair of socks than I'm used to. They were the Thorlo experia socks and I was drawn to them by the padded heels and balls. They cost me $14/pair. Unlike my good old Nikes, they did not protect me from this hole.
|It is hard to take a picture from inside a shoe.|
|You can barely see it here because it was just raw skin.|
But, trust me, it stung!
For days, it has hurt to wear any other shoes. I managed cleats on Sunday, with lots of neosporin and a band-aid but, when I put my asics back on last night for a 5 mile tempo run, the hole in the padding wore at my scabbed foot and irritated it all over again.
I stopped in Potomac Running last night and the owner suggested that I try to fill the gap with moleskin. I have also read extensively on Runner's World and am comforted to know that I am not alone in having this problem. Most people on the forum suggest moleskin or new shoes. I obviously can't afford to buy new running shoes every two months just because of a little hole in the heel padding. So tonight, I'll pick up some mole skin and perform surgery on my asics. Let's hope for the best...
Does anyone have a similar problem with your feet? Have you ever repaired any part of your running shoes with moleskin?