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That in itself is no biggie. Blisters happen from time to time. But that isn't even the spot that was rubbing and getting hot. Oddly enough, the hot spot on the other foot was fine. And then today I spent a good bit of time sitting on a rock and playing with the newtons. I took them off, made sure there was no rocks or other junk in the shoe. I even popped out the footbed to make sure there wasn't anything along the sides. The shoes were still making hot spots. They started to grind on my feet.
Top left, New Hoka's. Top right, old newtons replaced about 6 weeks prior to my last full. Middle left, Trail Newtons (AKA, the bloody barons), middle right, old trail newtons used to train for the last 26.2. Bottom, the shoes I set my marathon PR in. I thought they would have smelled worse all together like that. Not saying they smelled good, but it wasn't as toxic as I had anticipated.
Run on friends!