Got an answer to the following Walking/Hiking question?
I've been training since January for a 60km walk on the 12th May. 2012. I purchased a new pair of boots (Anatom) in Feb and after wearing them in, they were lovely! Got to the stage I had no blisters or problems. Then suddenly during a 27 mile walk I started experiencing sharp pains on the inside anklebone of my left foot, it felt like a pressure pain rather than a rubbing. I managed to complete the walk, but the pain was quite severe. When I got back my ankle was swollen and bruised. I rested my boots for a week and just did short walks in trainers, but yesterday I experienced the same problem during a 16 mile, despite padding the boot over my ankle.
I have also tried all the usual adjustments of laces, using an insole to lift my foot slightly, padding out the ankle, sadly all to no avail.
With only two weeks to go I am so gutted, I'm doing this walk in memory of my Mum, but am starting to feel I won't be able to complete that distance with this pain.
If anyone has any tips or advice I would be so grateful.
Sarah Massey Berkshire
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