Time for some new shoes

15 March 2014 – I’ve been having trouble with my feet. I knew that my feet would swell at the start of the hike. I purposefully bought hiking shoes one size bigger (size 13 vice my normal 12) to account for the swelling. Apparently, I need to upsize to a 14. I’ve been ignoring the blister discomfort thus far but I need to fix the problem. I’m in Franklin, SC where they have a good outfitter and a “shoe guru”. I’ll keep you posted.

Current Location: Franklin, SC
Map Location: http://goo.gl/maps/iyYv9
Miles Walked: 109.8
Miles Remaining: 2075.5

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9 Responses to Time for some new shoes

  1. Kim and Stu Wright says:

    Zoiks. Love the updates Tom. Take care of those feets.

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  2. Ashley says:

    Hang in there! I would suggest Body Glide, but it sounded like you already started with some. A few extra days added on will be worth it to get your feet feeling better. 🙂

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  3. Kim and Stu Wright says:

    ewwwwww…….who took that picture?

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  4. Carla "Prada" Akers says:

    Glad you’re taking care of those FEETS, Panzer!!!! It was so good to meet you on the trail. I’ll enjoy following your journey and celebrating with your from behind the computer screen as you move closer and closer to Maine. Miss all you guys already! Be safe and have fun!!!!
    “Prada”
    Carla Akers
    Jacksonville, FL

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  5. Anonymous says:

    I met a group of thru-hikers a decade ago in the Presidentials who wore Tevas. Their feet looked like those of Hobbits. They said it took time to get their feet “toughened up” and they all swore by them. Who’d a thunk!?

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  6. Anonymous says:

    Oucha magoucha!

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  7. Kaye says:

    That’s just not pretty….at all!

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