Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Dear Salomon: I Love Your Shoes....Your Insoles Suck :(


Yes...I said it.

As you all know....I am in love with my Salomon Mission shoes....they are beautiful...my pride and joy....I would sleep with them if I could....but their insoles suck....and when I mean "suck"...I mean "tear your feet up with blisters within 2 miles of your running suck". Now these are not your typical blisters...they are the "only on the inside arch of your right foot" blisters due to their "ortho" technology. *sigh*

Now, at first I did the whole "ok, give them a couple of days" approach and would wear them for a mile or so to try to "break them in". I even did the "try them barefoot" to see if they were a shoe that was meant to be worn without socks. For a while they have been doing ok...with the last mile or so starting to "rub their magic" on my arch and leave me changing my stride to not get blisters. However, tonight I had enough...2 miles in and I was starting to feel the burn....that horrible burn when you know your skin is about to blister but you don't want to stop. I gave in....I came home and stuck my Saucony insole into the shoe and *tada* problem solved.

Note to Salomon: Please buy Saucony and put all their insoles in your shoes. Or better yet, invite me to your lab in OR and take a mold of my obviously "misshaped" right foot to fix this problem. Oh well...hopefully this will fix the problem for  the run this weekend.

In other news, the West Sixth Brewery has decided to start another club besides running. Yes...I am starting to do Yoga Brew. That is right....yoga at a brewery. I figure it will be a good XT day in between runs. I mean, this can't be a bad thing...even for the guys who will be drinking beer while we all do it. It is a win-win. I bet in a few weeks, Wed will be the most popular night down there. Bring 2 mats though...the concrete is ruff :)

Other than that...not much going on....had a bit of a "bug" for a day so that kept me off my feet...then I decided to train 2 times yesterday, which made the run tonight kind of hard. Tomorrow is yoga, so I am sure by tomorrow night I will be bitching about everything in my body hurting. I need some zen...we will see if this does the trick.


  1. Il keep this in mind next time i buy some insoles

  2. I'm so glad I'm not the only one dealing with this. Just bought these shoes and they teared apart my feet. Going to try switching the insoles with my road shoes and see what happens!

  3. I am struggling with them as well. 12hr nursing shifts on a busy cardiology unit. They felt wonderful with my high arches 3 mos ago. Now, they are "broken in" and ouch!I love love love them, but I gotta figure something out :(

  4. guys i have the same issue with missions,glad not to be the only one,actually found quite a few people all over web having same issue i wonder what salomons response would be if i ask for refund

  5. This post made me laugh because 2 miles into my run I have the same burning blisters, not just my right foot but my left too.. Not running again until I get some new insoles man

  6. Interesting complaint since the people who make the Salomon insoles also make them for Saucony... and Nike, Adidas, Puma, New Balance, and on and on and on. Do some research and get a little more educated before spouting off and looking like an idiot.

  7. Hmmm...this blog post is 3 years old. How on earth did you even come across it? I'm sorry you felt the need to spend any time at all commenting on a blog that has been so inactive.