Pair with any insole to relieve forefoot pain

Metatarsal Support Pads

  • Metatarsal Pads relieve forefoot pain. They support your metatarsal bones to take pressure off the ball of your feet. They are a modular add-on that can be easily added (or removed) from any Tread Labs insole.
  • Open cell polyurethane foam has been shaped for optimum comfort. Low profile hook and loop attachment system. Can be positioned and re-positioned easily.
  • Position your met pads carefully. Center the pad between the inside and outside edges of your molded arch support. The broader, forward edge should stick out ¼ inch from the plastic arch support. Installed, the pad should be just behind the ball of your foot, not directly under it. More detailed instructions are here. Give your feet time to get used to the new pads. You’ll be glad you did.

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Metatarsal inserts

Too thick, too uncomfortable to wear

Great product that works!

Use these in conjunction with orthotics. Needed to support the ball of foot. These work very well.

Way more impactful thank expected

I expected these to be, well, kinda worthless. But figured I’d give them a try since I needed to place an order anyway. Well, I was wrong and these things are night and day in the impact they have compared to not using them. Need to order more so I can have one set per insole pair

Comfort Under Grueling Conditions

Thought I would try these to see if they actually did relieve forefoot pressure. I do wilderness Search and Rescue work, generally carrying a 35-40 lb pack in addition to any extraction gear that may be required (stokes litter, technical gear, etc.). Had just put these in my boots with new replacement Stride covers and received a callout for a litter extraction in a difficult area. Over the course of a 10 hour mission, on steep, rocky terrain where foot placement was generally on a 35-40 degree slope, my feet felt great! These inserts will definitely be a part of my arsenal from now on!

Of many insoles tried.... These are the best!

I've been a runner for years. 35-40 miles per week caused pain in the ball of my foot. These insoles combined with the metatarsal pad are the best!

Tread Labs Million Mile Guarantee

Tread Labs unique 2-part insole system is designed for the long haul. The molded arch supports are unconditionally guaranteed. Forever. The interchangeable top covers are easy to replace, as often as you need.  

Want proof? Try us for 30 days. If you’re not completely satisfied, send your insoles back for an exchange or full refund, we’ll cover US shipping.

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