|Sunrise over Cattail Pond|
This morning I planned to run 18-20 miles. After 7 or so, I started feeling like I was getting a hot spot, which surprised me, because I very rarely get blisters while wearing my VFFs. I stopped at the picnic tables and looked at my foot. My shoe's seam was splitting along the big toe! That's so very frustrating. That lets trail grit get in the toes, creating abrasion in all the wrong places.
After a few weeks of calling all the Luke's locations, waiting for them to get a pair in my size, I finally got a new pair, identical to the first. I wore them last week at Cedar Ridge for the first time. And today the seam went out. In both cases, in less than 30 miles, the seam went out. I will not buy VFF Trek Sports again! The problem is, I LOVE running in them! I don't know that I'd want to run in anything else! I've ordered some VFF Treks, which have the same sole, but have a leather upper, rather than the fabric of the Trek Sport. I'm sure hoping they will perform better. Oh, and by the way, I wore a pair of VFF Sprints, decidedly not made for trail running, at the Rocky Raccoon 50 miler last year, and had no problems at all.