So I'm totally new to this forum, and a new hurache owner/user as of two days ago! So far, happy with what I have initially. Really looking forward to my first run in them this afternoon. Little background as well..runner for most my life, used to be stricken by knee/ feet pain issues and was and am sick of paying $100+ for footwear that wasn't helping me. Knew there was a better way, just didn't realize it had already been around for 1000 of years. Been running in VFF's for about a year and a half, and haven't found a distance yet that WASN'T comfortable running in those, and also injury free since then. Was completely honeslty drawn to these because of the price, and the materials used to make them…and the draw to the freeness of running in such minmal footwear (I also barefoot run, but no further than 5mi currently).
I AM having some issues getting the tension/ tightness of my huraches figured out correctly, and was looking for some insight. So my questions are these:
Looking forward to some input from the pros!!
This is one of those things that's WAY harder to diagnose/fix with a typed description rather than pictures/video. But I'll give it a whirl:
Thanks for the info, Steve. This is the style that I was using that was giving me quite a bit of pinching:
I'll see about just finding a good sweet spot with the tying methods. I had my inaugurial run in them today! (About 4.5mi varying terrain and elevation change) and overall they were pretty good. I modified my tying style to more of a toga-style, but wrapped it around my heel twice (I'll take a pic and post), and that didn't give me any issues of pinching on the heel, but I did develop a couple hot spots on my left foot (one on my big toe, and one on the outside, about halfway back where the cord loops thru the sole).
Picture hopefully to come shortly!
I haven't tried that tying style, so I can't comment on it intelligently. But I'm glad to hear that your tweaking led to the elimination of the "pinching".
If you got a "hot spot" on one foot, but not the other, then you're encountering a form-related issue. See my post at http://www.invisibleshoe.com/blister for some thoughts about that.
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