I am a natural forefoot striker, running for over 4 years, and I find that when I run in shoes in the summer with a wider toe box, I get very painful host spots on the balls of my feet. To reduce the pain I lace the shoes insanely tight, I apply body glide, but if I try to do long distances I will experience a lot of pain. Basically, I wanted to know if other people had the same experiences? Should I go down a 1/2 size in my shoes with a wide toe box? I buy shoes leaving a thumbnail width (max) between the toes and the tip of the shoe. I have experienced this issue in the Pure Flows, Mix Master Moves, Road Glove 2.