Often when people talk to me about being interested in giving running a try, they say, “but won’t you get black toenails?! My friend tells me I will!” Ummm, no! You really shouldn’t. In all my years of running, I have never had a black toe nail. Without doing any research of my own, I’ve always confidently responded that black toe nails are caused by poorly fitted running shoes. Turns out- I was right! Read Runner’s World’s guidance here.
Finally, maybe runners will stop acting like it is a badge of honor. I mean, why would you? You’re admitting you [likely] have poorly fitted shoes, often again and again. How embarrassing! I do not understand how a black toenail is anything to brag about… What do you think?
Go and support your local running store and get fitted for the right pair of shoes!
November 18, 2019 at 4:47 pm
I’ve never had one and I don’t plan to. 🙂