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Any other runners get sore toenails?

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AyeAmarok Mon 30-May-16 11:20:06

On longer runs?

It's the toe beside my big toe, on both feet.

Every time I do a long run its sore for a few days afterwards, feels very bruised and sore to touch. It's not actually turned black though (ever, I don't think <touch wood>) and doesn't seem to be at risk of coming off. But ouch! It feels very sore to touch.

Does this happen to anyone else and ids there any way of stopping it?

My nails are pretty short so don't think it's that, although I have long toes which might be making it a bit worse.

BitchAdministrator Mon 30-May-16 11:22:01

Yes, also short nails but only my second toe (it's longer than my big toe)

BitchAdministrator Mon 30-May-16 11:22:42

Oh and not visibly bruised either,just feels like it

MadameCholetsDirtySecret Mon 30-May-16 11:29:26

Not running but tennis caused me to lose two toe nails. They did grow back though grin

AyeAmarok Mon 30-May-16 11:51:57

BitchAdministrator that sounds exactly like me. I think my second toe is slightly longer than my big toe when flat.

I wonder if that toe is bending slightly so the nail is flat against the end of my shoe and the impact is bruising it (without the bruise colour!).

Madame Eeek! Glad they grew back!

OooLookShoes Mon 30-May-16 12:01:59

You might need bigger shoes.

I have run on and off for years, always a size 6. the first year I trained for a half marathon my feet spread and I had to go and buy new shoes.

Get to a running shop and get measured!

Feckthefeckoff Mon 30-May-16 12:07:32

My DP does ultra runs (100milers!!) most of that group of runners have toenails removed as no matter what shoes you wear some of them will come off. When you are doing lots of milage it's an unfortunate hazard. Half marathon and below you should be OK with the right shoes.

AyeAmarok Mon 30-May-16 12:11:11

most of that group of runners have toenails removed as no matter what shoes you wear some of them will come off.


What, as in removed forever? They have them removed so they never come back and bother them anymore?


Fozzleyplum Mon 30-May-16 12:13:12

You need bigger shoes. I have the same shape feet and a specialist shop recommended shoes with a lot of extra room at the front ( a couple of sizes bigger than my usual shoes).

Drinksforeveryone Mon 30-May-16 18:26:53

Yes, I have had this. Even managed to get a black toenail after a Half marathon once. It took an age to grow out.

I buy all my running shoes at least a 1/2 size too big nowadays. They feel big, but my feet swell when they get warm. I think many people have the same issue.

Feckthefeckoff Mon 30-May-16 22:33:52

Yes Aye forever. I tell my DP I love him from his ankles upwards smile
For normal people, getting trainers sightly larger than your normal shoe size can be a good idea.

KatharinaRosalie Thu 02-Jun-16 21:04:29

yes you need bigger shoes. I need at least a full size bigger - shoes 5, trainers 6 or 6.5

AyeAmarok Thu 02-Jun-16 22:10:57

Definitely a consensus on sizing up the trainers then. Mumsnet is great for having people with the answers to every sort of topic!

I am a 4 so will get a size 5 for my next pair.

DeepfriedPizza Fri 03-Jun-16 13:33:09

You might only need a half size up. Best thing to do is go into a sport shop and be fitted. I lost a toenail after being fitted properly though when I was half marathon training

SandunesAndRainclouds Sun 12-Jun-16 08:55:22

I'm a size 4 shoe and wear 5.5 Nikes. When I had Brooks I was in a 5. They're all sized slightly differently annoying

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