I'll share anyway.
After walking yesterday, I took my shoes and socks off and they stayed off; walking around the house was fine. No pain and no pressure, other than just a very little bit of discomfort on the one spot on my left foot. But then I needed to go to the store, put my socks and shoes back on, and holy hell.
The level of discomfort was astounding. and it wasn't just the one spot. I got home, took them off again, and started really looking at my feet.
It's not just the ball of my left foot.
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I sure as hell felt it last night.
There's also a nice one on the outside side area of my right big toe; again, under some really thick skin, and it didn't photograph well at all, so a picture seems pointless...that one looks like it will callus up nicely, though.
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Right now I'm in Adidas socks. I tried the Thorlos thick cushioned socks--initially I thought they worked so I bought like 6 pair--but they were chewing up the same spot on my left foot...or that's what I thought was doing it.
I switched to the Adidas and until my mileage started creeping over 5-6 miles, I thought things were fine. I used Moleskin to pad the balls of my feet when they started bothering me, which had been on the 9+ mile days.
I'm using Body Glide all over the bottoms and side of my feet.
Now, I know I have touchy feet. Even with the perfect socks, I'll be replacing them every 5 washings or so. But I didn't think my feet were this touchy. I doubt is has anything to do with having FMS or CMPS, because it's not pain, it's just...this.
The other common denominator is the shoes; I did go try on other brands, but couldn't find anything that felt like it fit well.
I'm really not sure what to try next. I'll keep my feet out of shoes as much as I can today, and tomorrow if I need to, but with the pain issues I have I can't just stop training or I'll lose more ground than the average person. Not whining about it; it just is what it is. I have to keep walking or it'll be almost like starting over.
Ideas (but please, not lectures) most welcome...