Any point in buying metatarsal inserts?

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LyndaJ
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Any point in buying metatarsal inserts?

Postby LyndaJ » Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:22 pm

I bought a new pair of Asics GT2000 today. Took them out for a very short run tonight and I experienced pain in my left metatarsals which got worse as I continued to run.

Wondering if anybody else has experienced same and whether it is worth buying the cushioned inserts or not?

Thanks,

Lynda
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Re: Any point in buying metatarsal inserts?

Postby Jwolf » Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:05 pm

Is this new pain that you've never had? It sounds like the shoes just don't fit you right.

Or you could try a different lacing technique or slightly looser lacing to take the pressure off the top of your foot.
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Re: Any point in buying metatarsal inserts?

Postby LyndaJ » Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:20 pm

It also happened in a previous GT2000 model. I really should have known better.
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Re: Any point in buying metatarsal inserts?

Postby RobW » Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:07 pm

I have the GT2000 and had the same issue. Loosening the laces worked for me. I only had enough lace to tie a double-knot.

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Re: Any point in buying metatarsal inserts?

Postby Jwolf » Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:25 pm

Alternate lacing techniques for foot pain:

http://www.feetfirst.ie/page.aspx?pageid=418

Back when I had some tendinitis in the top of my foot, I used to do a version of the one at the bottom, but left a gap closer to the toes.
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Re: Any point in buying metatarsal inserts?

Postby LyndaJ » Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:33 pm

Thanks guys, I'll give it a try. I didn't have this problem until I lost weight.
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Re: Any point in buying metatarsal inserts?

Postby jgore » Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:28 am

Here's the one I use. I've shown it to many people with either wide feet or a high instep and most like it. It's also a good one to use if your shoes have short laces, because you wind up with more lace to tie your knot.

Straight Bar Lacing


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