Metatarsal Support Pads
When forefoot pain strikes, add Metatarsal Pads to your Tread Labs insoles to support your metatarsal bones and take pressure off the balls of your feet. Backed with low-profile hook and loop, Metatarsal Pads attach to your arch supports and are easily adjustable so you can get the perfect placement. Made with open-cell polyurethane foam that is shaped for optimum comfort, Metatarsal Pad thickness is graded – small Met Pad thickness is 2mm, medium is 4mm, and large is 6mm.
We offer free shipping via USPS within the US. Transit time is 4-5 business days.
Shipping to Canada is $10 with a transit time of 5-7 business days.
International shipping costs $25 for 1-2 pairs and $40 for 3-5 pairs. All duties, taxes and fees are paid by the customer.
We ship Monday-Friday, excluding holidays.
I love the design of these insoles including how the metatarsal support pads come in different sizes and the placement can be adjusted for your individual foot. This has been a game changer for me! I have a neuroma and this design has made my life easier and feet happier. I ended up using one size larger than recommended for my shoe size to get the correct area coverage and amount of support needed for my foot. Make sure it is placed just behind your metatarsal heads including the additional bump the top cover makes going over it. It's not always easy to get it right on the first try but make small adjustments until you get it and experiment with different sizes if needed. The other nice thing about the design is that once you find that sweet spot, it stays in place.
The metatarsal pad works as it should and fits in between the orthotic and cover well. The Velcro used to keep everything together is the weak link in the setup. The cover loses Velcro area due to the insertion of the pad. If the top of the pad had Velcro as well the entire insole would work well as a cohesive unit. The allows for movement of the pad at times.
Thanks so much for your suggestion - we'll definitely pass that along to our product development team!
I have very high arches and a compromised sesamoid bone in one foot. The metatarsal pads take the weight off that vulnerable part of my feet that otherwise get pounded at every step. Using them with the extra high arch insoles is a perfect combo.
These are equal to what I had in insoles made by me podiatrist. Working well!
Like the title says, the pads did a good job on the balls of my feet, but seemed to put extra strain on my Achilles, where I am currently fighting tendinitis. Not all was lost, as I moved the pads to the back of the heel of the affected foot to elevate and relieve pressure on the Achilles. Once I am completely healed, I will try them again on the metatarsals.