I’ve been lucky over the years that I’ve not suffered too many problems with my feet. However, I have become increasingly susceptible to bruised toes, for some reason. Last year on the Peddars Way, the big toe on my left foot was particularly bad. The whole toe nail went black. By the time of the Challenge it had half grown out. By the third day of the Challenge, the toe nail looked as though it was going to fall off. It had become rather sore as well. I taped it with micropore tape, which stabilised it. My other big toe also developed some bruising, not so serious though. I also had some minor bruising on some of the other toes. I suspect I’m not lacing my boots tight enough for downhill stretches. I’ll have to pay more attention in future. The good news is the bruising has finally gone down and the toe nail has stabilised without tape. I’m sure I’ll lose some of it in the next six months. Those of a nervous disposition may want to avoid looking at the picture below.