It's true: too much of a good thing can be a bad thing.
I've been wearing my veebs for a year, working, walking, hiking, and singing their praises. Now I have a new problem: foot pad pain. It feels like a bruise all over the ball of my foot. The left foot hurts more than the right.
I tried resting it for a few days, icing it off and on. Tried walking again, and ouch! Treated a few corns. Even went back to my old, cushiony running shoes. More rest and ice, then made the mistake of going on a hike with my husband. It was way longer and way steeper than I was led to believe. Now they hurt all the time.
I should probably go back to the podiatrist, but what is she going to tell me? Those vibrams are bad for my feet? I should wear the awful orthotics, which will require buying all new shoes? Those vibrams made my hammertoe situation much better. I do not like the orthotics.
So I'm trying a new thing. Swimming 3 times a week, which gives me my cardio workout without stressing the feet. No walking, just using the elliptical machine at my gym, so no more pounding. And soaking these dogs once a week in a warm epsom salts or baking soda bath. And yes, I am wearing my old-lady running shoes and my Clarks, with a gel insert I picked up at the drug store.
The veebs are waiting patiently in the closet. I hope to be ready for them by spring break.