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Best Solution for Running Shoes that Rub?
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Anybody got a good solution for shoes that rub?

I love my Hokas but when I run sock-less, the stitching on the inside, around the laces, cuts up the top of my toes.

Anybody had any success putting moleskin or similar inside your shoes?

Duct tape?!
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Re: Best Solution for Running Shoes that Rub? [smallard] [ In reply to ]
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Sometimes tape does work. The ultimate solution is to get a new pair of shoes that work better sockless.
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Re: Best Solution for Running Shoes that Rub? [smallard] [ In reply to ]
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Different shoes.
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Re: Best Solution for Running Shoes that Rub? [smallard] [ In reply to ]
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i do wear socks, and i do have hokas. i brought them to nationals for my first race in them----otherwise training was fine.
but walking in the days before the race started a couple of blisters. today i duct taped my big toe and the next one (separately)
which is where the blisters had started. all was well, including during the swim.
peggy
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Re: Best Solution for Running Shoes that Rub? [smallard] [ In reply to ]
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I usually only run sockless in shoes that don't have internal seams, so any running I have is a slightly different problem. That being said, I usually smear body glide on and around any part of the inside of a shoe that I have a problem with and that tends to do the trick.
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Re: Best Solution for Running Shoes that Rub? [smallard] [ In reply to ]
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Wear socks.

Problem solved.
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Re: Best Solution for Running Shoes that Rub? [smallard] [ In reply to ]
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If the seams are easy to get to kt tape works great, or the cheaper version. I do that with the heels of my shoes as a preventative measure and it helps getting them on/off.

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Re: Best Solution for Running Shoes that Rub? [smallard] [ In reply to ]
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Re: Best Solution for Running Shoes that Rub? [smallard] [ In reply to ]
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You can try 2toms blister shield. It works really well.
The issue most have when you use a training shoe sockless is space. The sock takes up a great deal of space in the shoe. When you put a pair foot in their there is that layer of thickness in the sock that is gone. You could also go to to any Savon or the like to find a flat insole. Put that underneath your the insole in your Hoka and it will take up some of the space. Also of not that Ortholite sock liner (Insole) Hoka and everyone else uses flattens down over time. Putting the extra insole underneath might feel better too.

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Re: Best Solution for Running Shoes that Rub? [SDJ] [ In reply to ]
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Second skin works ok. The night before a sprint or olympic, I will coat the sensitive parts of my feet in it. Usually two coats. It looks like you have leprosy the next day but who cares.
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imswimmer328 wrote:
I usually only run sockless in shoes that don't have internal seams, so any running I have is a slightly different problem. That being said, I usually smear body glide on and around any part of the inside of a shoe that I have a problem with and that tends to do the trick.


+1

This is what I do on the heal-cup of my shoes that used to give me blisters. I also put some on my forefoot to prevent blistering there before sliding my foot in the shoes.

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Re: Best Solution for Running Shoes that Rub? [smallard] [ In reply to ]
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You might be able to take a small piece of sandpaper in there and smooth out that area a bit.

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Re: Best Solution for Running Shoes that Rub? [jrielley] [ In reply to ]
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KT/Kinesio tape is my go to strategy in most cases. Either applied to the shoe if it is in an area that doesn't stretch too much (not under the laces) or directly on the foot if it is a reasonable place for that (not between the toes, etc.). It often holds up pretty well. I used a couple strips of it to replace the insoles in a pair of shoes for a month before it started to fray and pull up.
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