On my last backpacking trip of about 40 miles, I developed quite bad blisters between my third and fourth toes: specifically, on the inside edge of my fourth toe (my "ring toe"). The two aforementioned toes were rubbing together (they are always sort of stacked up on each other though, I've got weird feet) and this constant friction undoubtedly led to the blisters.
The thing is, I've actually never really gotten blisters here before and I'm wondering if anyone else has experience with blisters like these and how to prevent them? I should note that this wasn't a particularly strenuous hike for me, so the blisters were a bit unexpected.
I was wearing a new style of socks (for me) and a relatively new (but I'd say broken in) pair of trail running shoes, one of which is probably the culprit, but it's hard to say which one.
How long do you all endure blisters before giving up on a given style of shoes or socks? I really like the fit of the shoes otherwise (best heel cup I've ever had) and would hate to see them go over a few blisters.
I've been backpacking in trail runners for years and years, and I've never had this problem before. It's very strange to me. Any input is much appreciated!