Watch: is a Met Pad footbed right for you?
Footbeds with a built-in metatarsal pad offer relief from forefoot ailments like Morton's neuroma and metatarsalgia.
SOLE Met Pad footbeds come with a built in metatarsal pad, or met pad.
In this video we break down what the Met Pad footbed is, and who can benefit most from wearing an insole with a built-in metatarsal pad.
What is a met pad footbed?
This met pad is a small upward bump built right into the centre of the footbed that helps support your metatarsal bones in their natural spread.
You may not know it, but as well as the arch that runs down your foot, you have a transverse arch which runs across the foot, almost like the hollow of your palm.
The met pad helps support this arch to promote natural spread between your bones and joints in the foot, improving comfort in the forefoot.
SOLE Active and Performance footbeds come in Met Pad versions.
Who should choose a metatarsal pad insole?
If you have pain in the balls of your feet, that fleshy part behind the toes, or if it sometimes feels like you have a phantom pebble in your shoe, the met pad footbed is a great option for you.
The met pad also increases circulation in the forefoot for those who may be experiencing numbness or cramping.
If you don’t suffer from these particular forefoot ailments, that doesn’t mean the met pad is the wrong choice for you. Anyone could enjoy the added forefoot comfort of the metatarsal pad, but its benefits will be felt most by those who do suffer from forefoot discomfort.