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Sore feet question
« on: June 10, 2018, 01:59:33 PM »
I wasnít really sure where to post this but my sore feet are negatively effecting my elk hunting prospects soI thought this would be alright. Ill try to keep this short but get everything covered. I got a pair of Lowa Comaino last spring and I am developing some foot pain. I had from spring until hunting season to get them broken in and honestly they felt really good right out of the box.  The problem Iím having is the more I wear them the more my feet hurt.  Lets say I go out one day with a weighted pack and I walk 5 miles my feet feel fine. Even if I do that twice a week they are alright but much more that 2 or 3 days in a row and I feel like ive been walking on boulders barefoot all day.  If I keep pushing I start to get blisters forming in the tops of my toes (usually the middle 3). Flat or steep ground doesnít seem to make a difference either.  Before I was running Danner high grounds and I could get many more miles out of them before I developed soreness and I NEVER got a blister.  Iíve tried lacing them differently and expensive insoles but that doesnít seems to help.  Now Iím looking for new boots for this season but Iím a little gun shy because these boots felt great until I spent a lot of time in them and now I donít know what to do.  I donít want to spend another several hundred dollars on boots that I can only walk the dog with. 
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Sore feet question
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2018, 02:38:53 PM »
Felt good right out of the box?  Maybe they stretched and opened up a little too much?

What part of your feet hurt besides the blisters. I am no pediatrist but sounds like you have a fit issue.

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Re: Sore feet question
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2018, 02:44:47 PM »
Running them with Plenty of length ? If just a 1/2" gap you will be jamming toes going downhill.  My guess is you will have to try a different brand or heavier sox with silk/poly liner sox. 

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Re: Sore feet question
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2018, 03:02:47 PM »
I would look at new insoles.  I run SOLE signature series in all my hunting boots, and they are the best I have found.

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Re: Sore feet question
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2018, 03:07:09 PM »
Not all boots work for everyone. I bought a pair of Lowa Renagade GTX Hiking boots from REI. I was thrilled with them initially, but started having foot pain. I kept hoping theyíd get better, but they didnít. I ended up returning them and buying Meindle lightweight hikers from Cabelas. Iím glad I did, and lucky REI has such a good return policy. I still think they were really nice boots, just not for me

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Re: Sore feet question
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2018, 03:08:00 PM »
Go get your feet measured. You're feet may be too wide for them.  With wide feet also comes a tall portion of the front of your foot.  That's bad if your boots are too narrow.
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Re: Sore feet question
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2018, 04:32:55 PM »
Go get your feet measured. You're feet may be too wide for them.  With wide feet also comes a tall portion of the front of your foot.  That's bad if your boots are too narrow.


That was my problem ,with age my feet have got bigger. I wore a 9/12 most my life.
Now at 68 I buy all my boots in 12 wide.

Other wise I have 5he same problem as OP in a 1/8 of the mileage he is putting on.
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Re: Sore feet question
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2018, 04:35:11 PM »
Thanks for the replies. I just thought it was strange that they were so comfy to start. I think my biggest concern now is spending that much money again on a pair of boots and having a similar issue.

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Re: Sore feet question
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2018, 05:14:17 PM »
I went to a pediatrist about a year and a half ago after dealing with some foot soreness. Without even looking at my feet just hearing me describe what was happening and watching me walk down the hall he figured out what was wrong. It was a quick simple fix (some different insoles with little foam wedges in them) and with no other changes my discomfort went away completely. Trying a couple simple things yourself is great but I was in and out for 70 bucks visit and insoles and now pain free. Wish I hadn't waited so long to do it.

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Re: Sore feet question
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2018, 05:49:31 PM »
Look at a heavier soles boot especially if carrying a pack. Those boots are a great day hiker boot but not made for heavier loads and rougher country. If the lowa fits good bump up to the Tibetís.


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Re: Sore feet question
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2018, 06:50:11 PM »
I went to a pediatrist about a year and a half ago after dealing with some foot soreness. Without even looking at my feet just hearing me describe what was happening and watching me walk down the hall he figured out what was wrong. It was a quick simple fix (some different insoles with little foam wedges in them) and with no other changes my discomfort went away completely. Trying a couple simple things yourself is great but I was in and out for 70 bucks visit and insoles and now pain free. Wish I hadn't waited so long to do it.

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As you age your arches collapse and your feet get wider and do all kinds of weird things.
You can chase boot brands all do long and never find the right boot if your insoles do not fit your feet.
A podiatrist can set you up with a set of orthotics that fit your feet. You won't get that with store bought insoles. I have two sets, one for my boots and one for shoes. Once you have a fitted set of insoles, you can really feel the difference between boot brands and how they size their boots.
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Re: Sore feet question
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2018, 07:00:13 PM »
Thanks for the replies. I just thought it was strange that they were so comfy to start. I think my biggest concern now is spending that much money again on a pair of boots and having a similar issue.

Buy crispi boots and donít look back. Your feet will thank you. My  :twocents:

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Re: Sore feet question
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2018, 07:27:55 PM »
I went to a pediatrist about a year and a half ago after dealing with some foot soreness. Without even looking at my feet just hearing me describe what was happening and watching me walk down the hall he figured out what was wrong. It was a quick simple fix (some different insoles with little foam wedges in them) and with no other changes my discomfort went away completely. Trying a couple simple things yourself is great but I was in and out for 70 bucks visit and insoles and now pain free. Wish I hadn't waited so long to do it.
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Rather than drop more money on different brands, a podiatrist is well worth the visit.   

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Re: Sore feet question
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2018, 09:04:53 AM »
I went to a pediatrist about a year and a half ago after dealing with some foot soreness. Without even looking at my feet just hearing me describe what was happening and watching me walk down the hall he figured out what was wrong. It was a quick simple fix (some different insoles with little foam wedges in them) and with no other changes my discomfort went away completely. Trying a couple simple things yourself is great but I was in and out for 70 bucks visit and insoles and now pain free. Wish I hadn't waited so long to do it.

Good advice here.  I had a similiar experience.  Feet, ankles and lower back were killing me at the end of the day so I went to a podiatrist.  He recommended different shoes and ended up making custom insoles for me and i'm now pain free at the end of the day.

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Re: Sore feet question
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2018, 10:50:35 AM »
+++ 1 for Crispi

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