Tuesday, August 23, 2011

**Days 234 & 235**

My new running shoes suck! I bought the Asics Gel-Pulse 2 shoes, and they are not working for me!

They give me awful blisters on my heels:
I have one of these on each heel - oh, the pain!!!  They burn!!  I bought some heavy duty band aides, so, hopefully, I'll be able to do my run today.  Anyway, these shoes are a bust!  I don't know what the deal is - they're the right size, they felt good in the store, I did the heel check (no slipping), but they just aren't the right shoe for me!  I can't use my New Balance running shoes anymore - they are just done!  So, I'm going go back to using the Mizuno running shoes I have - they do cause a bit of pain in my toes, but, at least, they don't give me blisters!


  1. Umm OUCH! You poor thing! I hate having blisters!! Ugh! I hope they go away soon and that you find the perfect shoe for you!

  2. OUCH, SHANNON! OUCH! I hate blisters. I get them in any sneaker I EVER put on my feet (I have dumb feet). I hope those heal fast. :(

  3. Ack - that's not a blister that's an open wound! Have you considered different socks? They can make a difference as well....I used to buy plain old cheap socks until the Avon Walk and now I'm sort of a sock snob because I HATE the way the old one's feel, lol I did alot of miles with no blisters wearing quality sicks with plenty of support, cushion and wicking.

  4. Thanks for the tip, Jen. I'll get some good socks because, yea, the ones I have are cheap!!