I have gotten blisters after 5 miles during my last two long races. And it sucks!
I am wearing my RunningSkirts compression socks and Brooks Adrenaline shoes.
I am wearing ProCompression socks and New Balance running shoes.
So different shoes, different socks but the SAME blisters.
However, I did not get blisters during the two long races before that.
I am wearing RunningSkirts socks and the same shoes as during the Perfect 10 Miler. But NO BLISTERS!
I am wearing ProCompression socks and the same shoes as during the Saratoga Half Marathon but NO BLISTERS!
So the same shoes, same socks and NO BLISTERS!
I am thinking that maybe my shoes are fine only when they are new or that I need new insoles.
I do have 2 new pairs of Mizuno Wave Riders (which I got to test for FREE). I have been wearing them for training and short races. I LOVE the Wave Rider 18s but they are neutral not stability shoes and I am nervous about them having enough support for a long race.
I need to find a solution before my next Half Marathon in January.
I wore my Wave Rider 18s during my 8 mile long run last Saturday and I didn’t get any blisters.
I think I am going to wear my Wave Rider 17s for my 15K race on Nov 9 and use something like this:
Happy Running! Have you gotten blisters? What do you do to prevent them?