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1185 Views 19 Replies 11 Participants Last post by  Robo
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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Shoes with a roomier toe box - both side to side and lengthwise - can help. Having some extra space in front of your tootsies can act as a "crumple zone" when you take a hard stumble. Of course that also depends a little on how the shoe is constructed up there.<br><br>
An ultra friend put me into a pair of Golites as a way to address the toenail problem. So far they seem to help me. YMMV
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