Metatarsal Inserts

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Relieve Forefoot Pain with Metatarsal Pads

Forefoot pain can be caused by a variety of factors. Taking pressure off the ball of the foot often reduces or eliminates the pain.

Our Met Pads provide fast relief by transferring pressure away from the ball of the foot. The metatarsal pads attach with low profile hook and loop to any Tread Labs insole. Their position can be easily adjusted and they can be removed at any time.

  • Fast Pain Relief - Open cell polyurethane foam gently supports the metatarsal bones, taking pressure off the ball of the foot.
  • Preferred Shape - Tapered edges and oval shape are optimized for all day comfort.
  • Perfect positioning = maximum comfort - Met Pads must be positioned correctly to alleviate pain. Tread Labs modular design allows you to position (and re-position) your Met Pads for an ideal fit.
  • Risk free – With all our products, your satisfaction is guaranteed. Buy a pair of Tread Labs Met Pads to relieve your forefoot pain. If you are not completely satisfied, send them back for a full refund. We’ll pay the shipping
  • Sizing – Simple - Just one size.

Product questions? Email us or call (781) 435-0662. 
We love helping people find comfort.

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
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!

VERY Reasonable Cost For Foot Comfort

I work in retail and am on my feet about 12 hours a day on tiled concrete floors. As I have gotten older my heels and fore feet would be sore, even with buying high quality leather shoes. Had used Superfeet for a while but they no longer had the desired effect. I decided to try Tred Labs insoles and metatarsal foot pads in my new boots. Getting the correct arch size takes a little experimenting by standing in shallow water and immediately stepping on dry cardboard to get an impression to determine the correct arch. After that then the correct length. Trimming of the insole was necessary by using the original as a template to size the new one. Once that is done then the metatarsal foot pads are installed. This requires quite a bit of trial and error to find the correct placement but once done I could start to feel more and more comfortable while walking. Both heel and fore foot are now almost pain free after a long day. This is WELL worth the total $85 cost after just a week of use. Unconditional 30 day guarantee was NOT needed.

Metatarsal Pads

These metatarsal pads have been great so far. They reduce the pressure on the metatarsal heads (ball of the foot) by unloading that area and distributing the pressure to the rest of the metatarsal bones with each step. Takes some playing around with to get the correct location, but it's convenient that they attach with Velcro to the Tread Labs insoles. Several others I tried in the past had permanent adhesive, so moving it around was nearly impossible. For $10, these are worth a shot!

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