>Gears and Wears>New Shoe Blisters
So I got a new pair of shoes, NB 1080 v2, after a hiatus from New Balance. The shoes initially felt great, but after three miles into my first run, I got a huge blister on one of my little toes. The blister also burst by the time I got home. I'm wondering what the chances are of this being a chronic problem?
I contacted New Balance customer service, and they have offered to exchange the shoes for something wider, but this will take 2-3 weeks, and I'll be left in my old shoes which are getting holier in the toe areas with each run. Should I exchange the shoes or tough it out? I'd be interested in hearing others' experiences with blisters from new shoes.
Exchange the shoes.
I've had this problem with NB shoes before. I was using NB730s about 10 years ago... they updated it, called it a 731, and they caused blisters on my little toes. Pissed me off to no end. I used them only as casual shoes after that because I couldn't exchange them.
That NB731 model continued to haunt me for years... I recieved another pair as a gift (!) and it wasn't until recently I threw them all out. I rarely used them for even walking and it took 10 years for them to finally wear out.
Besides getting that one blister, how do the shoes feel? If you are a big fan of them, I say tough it out. It is one blister. Your body will adapt and soon enough you won't be getting blisters in that spot anymore. They are just blisters.
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