[Here’s my plug] Injinji “tsoks” seem to be the only thing that keeps my feet from being destroyed from sprinting down a trail, and I find them nothing short of miraculous. I just swab my toes in Vaseline and throw on a pair of tsoks, and can finish marathons with nary a blister. If you still suffer from blisters after a trail run, don’t swap out the $100 shoes quite yet – you could be $10 away from a much easier cure.
If you don’t believe me, I’ll be happy to show you. (to Christi, my wife with the foot issues, you can stop reading right here) If you’re at one of the races that I’m doing this year and can show me some nasty-ass blisters, let me GIVE you a pair. We can take some before and after shots, and I kid you not, it will be like Extreme Makeover for the toes. And you can also have that super cool post-race look of flip-flops with socks on…very European!
Peace and happy running,