I have an enormous blood blister on my left foot from my bad left shoe. I've tried wearing thicker running socks, wrapping the sore spot in bandaids and duct tape and mole skin. I've tried lining the inside of my bad left shoe with duct tape in an attempt to fix whatever is rubbing on my foot when I run. Nothing has helped and now my foot is in such bad shape, I can't bring myself to put on these shoes again.
I usually go through a pair of running shoes every two or three years. I put about 15 running miles a week in all kinds of weather on my shoes, so I've gone through several pairs of shoes in the 12 years I've been running. I've never had shoes that rebelled on me and struck out so viciously when they were tired out.
Next week I'll go shopping and buy a pair of shoes....hopefully two good shoes that will be kind to my poor left foot.