Today I’d like to stress the importance of having a shoe that actually fits.
About 3 years ago I started gymming more seriously. Whey, shaker, got all that shit, read SS and completely disregarded the portion about diet because Rippletits is a fucking idiot if he thinks you can eat 4000 calories a day and lose weight through lifting alone. Anyway yeah, my posture improved and I went from barely being able to bench like 135 to almost topping 300. I think I maxed around 280 last time I was benching hard, maybe more.
But that’s not the point of this story. Sure I was strong, but I wasn’t losing jack in terms of fat loss. There is no pussyfooting around, cardio is a necessity. So I started running, but after each session my feet would be so fucked I could hardly walk on them let alone drive back from the gym. I was not able to do more than maybe 2 days of cardio a week because of immense foot pain. So I thought, “damn, this is it, I’m just going to have to settle for being a giant Grundle Troll like Mark Riptitties”
WRONG. A month ago I took a trip to a New Balance and asked them to analyze my disgusting troll feet. I’ve been wearing size 14 shoes for a while, but it turns out I’m actually a size 11 with a 4x extra wide length. The manager yelled at me. He told me if I kept running in my current shoes I would have to have every one of my toes surgically broken and have wires inserted through them to facilitate proper healing. So he gave me the only 4x wide shoe in the store and I was off.
They worked like magic. It took about two weeks to break them in fully but after that, my foot problems were completely gone. I’ve lost 8 pounds in the last 2 weeks, and C25K is no longer an impossible regiment. The moral of the story is if you have nasty ass troll feet like Danny Devito and I, you may have the wrong shoe. Go have New Balance scan your feet, its worth it I promise.