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Hi guys! I need some help with this. I currently have a pair of trail shoes (Brooks Adrenaline) and I wore them for a 50k trail run. I ended up with 5 black toenails. I know I have to make an adjustment before I do another ultra. I was at the Chicago Marathon expo and asked the Brooks rep. about this. He had me try on the next size up but, it seemed too big. I also have wide feet. What shoe should I get? Most of the running places around here do not know anything about trail shoes. Same thing with the Brooks rep I talked to. I usually wear a size 8w in brooks and have never had an issue with my feet. I thought I heard somewhere that for ultras I needed to go up a size. Educate me in trail shoes and how to solve this problem. By the way, I love this ultra stuff!!!!
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Been running since the fall of 2004 and I have NEVER lost a toenail. I've never even had a black or bruised nail either (knock on wood)<br><br>
My feet have carried me through races of all kinds: 100 Milers in Mud/Water, VT100 and The Grand Tetons 100. I've run 50 miles on pavement... no issues.<br><br>
I attribute it to a few things<br><br>
1.) proper nutrition<br>
2.) shoes that are not too big (or small)<br>
3.) Cutting my toenails as short as comfortable
lol.... we must hang out and drink beer grommit... you have much to learn
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