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Old 2nd Nov 2010, 18:57   #1
nichorob
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How to stop running shoes rubbing heel?

Taken up running recently and have a crippling problem with trainers rubbing on the backs of my heels. The trainers are fitted and seem to be up to the job but is there anything else I can do to help this problem? I have tried thick socks and plasters to no avail. Thanks.
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Old 4th Nov 2010, 23:39   #2
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Never heard of this before. Sounds like you need to harden the skin at the heel. If you are a newbie then i think this is probably it, go for shorter runs until it hardens over in a couple of months.
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Old 5th Nov 2010, 00:01   #3
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i had this problem with a pair of trainers once, it was due to them being too big, about a size bigger than my normal size.

you say they are fitted, but are they loose or do you need to tie them tight?

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Old 5th Nov 2010, 00:44   #4
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Dip the heels in urine/vinegar to harden the skin...

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Old 5th Nov 2010, 09:05   #5
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Take a look here:

http://www.runnersworld.com/article/...2334-0,00.html

Check the bottom video, it works for me and a few others I know.

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Old 6th Nov 2010, 11:44   #6
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Get some socks like these

http://www.1000mile.co.uk/1000milesocks.htm

I have never had a blister wearing them, my max runs are 16 miles at the mo.

They are made from two pieces of fabric, one on top of the over so the rubbing occurs between the fabric not between the sock and a foot.
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Old 6th Nov 2010, 11:57   #7
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Rub candle wax into the inside heels on the trainers/shoes.

DOES THIS RAG SMELL LIKE CHLOROFORM TO YOU ?
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