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Now the downside. I haven't logged as many miles as I would have liked. The great thing about Skora shoes is that instead of needing to be replaced every 300-500 miles like most running shoes (as per manufacturer suggestion), these should last at least 3 times as long! My checkbook likes that. I mean, my husband.
I worked into these low profile shoes, but when I got up to a 5-1/2 mile run, I ended up with blisters on the tips of my toes. It turns out I really do need a size 8. (At least while running, since they haven't bothered me at any other time.) I'd noticed some slight rubbing earlier on, but figured they just needed to be broken in. Rule #1 with any kind of footwear - if it's a little bit uncomfortable for a short period of time, it will become incredibly uncomfortable over a longer period of time. Just don't do it. As long as I wear my good socks (PRO Compression or SLS3), I seem to be okay. Let's just say I've been wearing some bargain brand compression socks this summer... I'm working back up to wearing my Bases on longer runs. So far I have no trouble running a 5k in them, and my calves are loving me for it (or screaming bloody murder since they're getting such a better workout). I definitely need to move up a size, though, or never run more than 4 miles at a time again. (Not realistic.)
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Have you ever had a pair of new shoes not work out? How'd you deal with it? Any new shoes out there you think I should try out as long as I'm on a running shoe shopping spree?
Disclosure: I was given a pair of SKORA shoes for use and review, but I was not compensated for writing this post. As always, all views and opinions are my own.