>Gears and Wears>*happy dance* (aka the solution for a blistered or raw achilles area)
If anyone can tell a very sweaty boy how to stop my shoes from getting so soaked and ucky on long runs I am all ears.
'07: 1324.5 | '08: 1561 | '09: 1810.9 run ~ 208.7 bike | '10: 1,000.3 run ~ 3513.5 bike | '11: 710.3 run ~ 4157.9 bike '12: 659.9 run ~ 3365.6 bike (100% benched by ortho last 4.5 weeks while in long-arm cast)
• DON'T BREAK ANYTHING!!!
• get within 5#s of 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
• 1st olympic distance duathlon
• 1st Iceman Cometh mtn bike race
• Half Fanatic
• punch Type 1 in the junk
At this clinic, there was a running shoe store owner who was very knowledgeable about shoe fit and there was also a MD who specialized in running related injuries. Both agreed that the last shoelace hole (the one farther outside) is completely useless!
As a very sweaty girl I'd be all ears, too! Thank heavens for technical, wicking fabrics!
Good to know that now...17 years after some guy told me it would help my heels stop slipping in my track shoes. Not sure it ever helped, but I did it anyways & it has become such a habit that I do it on every pair of running/tennis shoes I own.
Here is a great site by New Balance.
It shows an animation of how to lace for various complaints.
I personally use the one for toes as I have lost a couple of big toe nails in past marathons. http://www.newbalance.com/techcenter/footwear/lacing_for_a_better_fit.html?sport=Running&gender=&product_type=&feature=
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