It's such a simple piece of advice -- why didn't I think of it?
Anyway. My feet have been killing me for months and months. Wait. Not true. Just my toes. My big toes. The nails fell off and the pain got worse.
A few weeks ago, my derby friend SPQR suggested I wear thinner socks. We skated in the same skates and the same wheels in the beginning (Rebels) and she switched to 595s a few months before I did. So I took her advice and -- wow, what a difference! Suddenly I'm able to skate again because I'm not so focused on the CONSTANT, THROBBING pain.
For the record, I went to Sports Authority and bought their Nike Dri Fit Running socks. Amazing.