Well here’s a new one on me.
Having started running nearly 2 years ago I;ve been wearing size 9 running shoes. Brooks, Asics and even are early foray with New Balance, but always 9, normal width. So about a month ago (maybe a bit more) I started getting blisters on the side of my big toe. classical narrow shoe blisters.
Erm, excuse me but no, not allowed, that isn’t going to help my running!!
I pulled another pair of shoes out and the same, tighter and feeling like the shoes had shrunk. Our of the 4 ‘current’ shoes, only 1 – a trust Brooks Glycerin 15 with over 1000Km on the clock felt OK.
I googled a bit and ended up in Runners Need in Kensington, London. Following a measure and a sizing my feet are now larger than a 9!! I thought age just made everything get smaller!! Anyway turns out that based on an increase in running volume and frequency, as well as more very long (20+ mile) runs my feet are that bit bigger! Go figure.
So a fun 30 minutes later and I leave Runners Need the proud owner of size 10 Hoka OneOne Clifton 5’s, and also the owner of 4 part used pairs of size 9 shoes! Oh well, guess I’ll be doing some eBay/facebook selling at the weekend!
Happy running all!