>Health and Nutrition>Bah, Bloody Blisters!
... my last pair of shoes had sort of a U-shaped notch cut out of the back, while the new NB 1000s don't have this notch and instead go straight across (so the area that is being rubbed was actually not covered by shoe in my previous pair).
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The way I see it, either 1) this new pair of shoes is rubbing severely and so is never going to work for you (gardening shoes they will be!), or 2) the new pair just rubs a little and wouldn't be a problem if you had a little callus built up (which you don't, of course, because the shoes are brand new). If the answer is #2, then you might be able to let your wound heal and then slowly start to use them again on short runs (and alternating with the old shoes) and with lots of lubricant (bring it with and keep applying it?) (or new socks, ductape, or some other strategy) so that a callus forms slowly. Does that make any sense?
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I plan to cover it with those special blister pads and some clear duct tape I found (3M makes it...should definitely help keep those little pads from sweating-off).