The shoe was uncomfortably snug with the insoles, so I took them out. That exposed the stitching. I got blisters, so I popped and healed them. On my next run, I got blisters again, even when I put some athletic tape on the spot that got blisters last time. Again, I popped them and I'm waiting for them to heal. In the mean time, what should I do? Vaseline? I really like these shoes. These runs were w/o socks. Could that be the reason? Will my skin toughen up after getting enough blisters so I won't get them anymore from that spot?
A second question: Do the uppers of running shoes get looser/wider (stretched out more) as you run in them more?
Thanks for your time.
You purchased shoes that were too small. If you're running any decent distance, you need shoes that are at least a full size larger than what you usually wear. I'm surprised you haven't lost a few toenails too.