|Posted: 26 July 2012 at 1:47pm | IP Logged
Yes I have experienced this problem when walking distances and it usually is related to the shoes you are wearing. As you will need time to break them in you really should consider getting a new pair now - you may even want to get properly 'fitted' at one of the specialist shops. When I started doing marathon length walks I visited a podiatrist who gave me some useful advice - it may help you???
- Buy good quality walking shoes or boots (obvious I know)
- Your feet will swell when you walk a distance so make sure you buy shoes with some additional room in - say a half-to-one size over your normal shoe size.
- Make sure you are wearing good socks underneath.
I have very sensitive feet so I tend to use two pairs of shoes and change them about half way...but just a change of socks can help.
If you do (or have) lose your toenail dont despair - it will grow back. I've lost several of mine a few times now
Hope you enjoy your trek.