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I know of a couple of other runners who do, the only thing I've done is add custom inserts.<br><br>
But I had this thought process:<br><br>
* Bashed up or sore feet can easily add an hour to your 100 mile time - at Javelina I'd guess a severely bashed foot added 2+ hours to mine.<br><br>
* I would train a whole bunch of hours to knock 1-2 hours off my 100 mile time at the next race (whatever it is.)<br><br>
* Making my own modifications to a shoe might only take 1-3 hours - maybe more the first time.<br><br>
So what kind of modifications are within our reach? Extra spot padding? Stretching? Inserting a little plastic bash-shield in the one spot you always get it?<br><br>
Are there any resources out there? Places that sell kits or supplies or manuals on the subject?
 

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I've made some slight modifications in the past--cutting patches out of my insoles for a dropped metatarsal. Never anything much more serious than that. I'm sure you've got Vonhoff's book, and then there's some basic info at<br><br><a href="http://www.adventurecorps.com/downloads/bw/ZRfootcaretips.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.adventurecorps.com/downlo...otcaretips.pdf</a><br><br>
Those Engo patches are supposed to be really nice. They can reduce friction and give some padding. I hear they stand up really well.<br><br>
Other than that, I just ran in a pair of shoes with Boa lacing and really loved the fact that I could quickly and easily adjust the lacing. This was great when I broke my leg at JFK and needed to really tighten things up for increased ankle support (all jokes aside).
 

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YOU ARE SO FRIGGIN HARD CORE!!!!!!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/cool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Cool">
 

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Friggin' A!
 

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Holy hell Durt! You're as tough as a 13 year old girl!!!*<br><br>
The only modifications I've done, is to add Sole insoles. But I could use some tips on punching out the toe box a wee bit.<br><br><br>
*<i>you know...those crazy Olympic gymnast types that vault with broken bones. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"></i>
 
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