Ok, maybe just my feet are weird. Ever since last fall, when I started running in Vibrams a lot, I’ve found that my right foot hurts in regular running shoes. I get this pain near the top of the ball of my foot, right where the toes start. It’s not unbearable and it doesn’t affect my gait, but it does make running uncomfortable after about the 6 mile point. It’s like I’m landing too hard on a bruise.
I thought maybe it was that my shoes were too small, so I bought my next round of shoes in a half size bigger. I had hoped that with a summer of wearing the Pure Connects instead of either more drastic drop shoes OR VFFs that I’d retrain my feet. But, no. Yesterday’s run was pretty uncomfortable by the end and my feet were a bit sore this morning.
I’ve really got to solve this problem. I can’t imagine how my poor feet are going to feel if I run the major mileage I have coming up on a sore right foot. (And I have a lot of reasons for not attempting this in Vibrams). I guess I’ve got to find a running store with a good return policy and start trying some different shoes.
I’ve got to be the only crazy person who, when their feet are sore, runs in Vibrams to give their feet a break. Bizarre!