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  1. Jay H.
    September 5, 2017 @ 9:59 pm

    you do not make it clear why your shoes are preferred for this problem. I need to see how they are made I walk on the bones of the pad of my foot. I need to see how your technology is going to eliminate my problem.

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    • Admin
      September 17, 2017 @ 3:24 am

      Hi Jay. Thank you for the feedback. We’ll try to incorporate the technology of shoes and why they’re included in the list.

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  2. Admin
    March 17, 2019 @ 1:22 am

    A neutral-cushioned shoe can also give sufficient support up to mild overpronation. So, if you overpronate slightly but is still very comfortable wearing a neutral shoe, you still have all the support you need to stay safe.

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  3. Jacqui
    April 17, 2019 @ 6:09 am

    Hi there, I’m having real trouble finding a women’s walking (power walking) shoe that has both great metatarsal support and is also provides for over-pronation? I’m going to invest in some good orthotics shortly, but feel I still need a good shoe regardless.

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    • Admin
      April 18, 2019 @ 2:50 am

      Hi Jacqui. You can choose either Brooks Addiction Walker or Saucony Omni Walker. Both are famous walking shoes for overpronators. But if you only have mild overpronation, ASICS GEL-Tech Neo 4 will be great.

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  4. Beth
    May 10, 2019 @ 6:22 pm

    What about a work shoe for people that stand 8-10 hours a day(Dog groomer)

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    • Admin
      May 11, 2019 @ 12:52 am

      Hi Beth. If you stand up to 10 hours a day, you’ll need an excellent walking shoe. A walking shoe is designed with the strike path of walking in mind. If you overpronate, your best walking shoes for metatarsalgia are New Balance 847v3 , New Balance 928v3, Brooks Addiction Walker, and Saucony Grid Omni Walker. If you supinate, your best neutral-cushioned walking shoes for metatarsalgia are ASICS GEL-Tech Walker Neo 4 and Saucony Progrid Integrity ST 2. Neutral shoes have excellent support up to mild overpronation.

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  5. Todd Harris
    January 23, 2020 @ 7:13 pm

    What is the very best walking shoe for metatarsalgia and mortons neuroma? I have both. I am not a runner anymore but I would buy a tennis shoe if that’s the answer. I have tried Keen’s, expensive custom orthotics etc with NO relief. What are the very best shoes on the market for my foot pain?

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    • Admin
      January 24, 2020 @ 8:32 pm

      Hi Todd. We think your best walking shoe is a Hoka One One shoe because it has a solid/stable footing to ease pressure in ball of the foot. Hoka One One has a rocker sole technology that doesn’t bend on the front, therefore the ball of the foot and toes won’t receive pressure/friction at takeoff. It worked with one of our readers who went for a vacation and walked 8+ miles daily to see the beautiful places of Japan. We hope it will work for you.

      If you have neutral pronation to supination, we recommend the Bondi leather, Bondi 6, and Clifton 6. If you overpronate, you should try a stability shoe like the Gaviota leather, Gaviota 2, or Arahi 4. These are athletic shoes with maximum cushioning. In your particular situation, it’s best to try the shoe on before buying. Just remember that the right shoe feels good right away.

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  6. Urszula
    February 17, 2020 @ 6:07 pm

    Hi,
    I have Freiberg Infraction in my right foot, went trough so many different types of therapy that didn’t help. I have prescription shoe inserts which I didn’t use cause they are so bulky (ridiculous). Anyway, after buying so many pairs of shoes i only have one pair that works the best, but still don’t have enough cushion under the ball of the foot therefore, I am in pain everyday. I’m size 10.5-11, I was told that I need to wear wide shoes (not much to choose from women shoes) so the pair that I currently wear is mens size 10W. Please help!!! Which shoes would you recommend for me? Thank you in advance.

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    • Admin
      February 18, 2020 @ 6:01 am

      Hi Urszula. You need a shoe with a smaller differential to reduce the pressure in your metatarsal head and joint. The shoe with a low heel-to-toe midsole differential provides a low-impact landing. If you’ve tried a Zero Drop platform before, here are Altra maximalist shoes with spacious toe boxes which may work well with Freiberg Infraction: Paradigm 4.5, Timp 2, Duo 1.5, and Olympus 3.5. The shoe must be comfortable in every area of the foot so you can choose a wide width (D) for women because men’s shoes might not give you the perfect fit.

      A shoe with a rocker sole will also help because a rocker sole doesn’t bend on the front, therefore, the ball of the foot and toes won’t receive pressure/friction at takeoff. Here are Hoka One One maximalist shoes with the famous rocker sole and smaller heel-toe differential: Clifton 6, Bondi leather, Bondi 6, Arahi 4, Gaviota leather, and Gaviota 2. Hoka One One has an early-stage and late-stage Meta-Rocker and we think the late-stage Meta-Rocker is best for you because it provides a more stable base of forefoot support. But only a few Hokas have late-stage Meta-Rocker so try the early-stage technology also to see if it will work for you.

      If you have neutral to supination, your best shoes are neutral-cushioned shoes. For overpronation or fallen arches, your best shoes are stability shoes.

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  7. Susan M
    October 13, 2020 @ 5:23 pm

    I have Freiberg of the 3rd metatarsal with some flattening in the head. I have found that I cannot have any type of strap across the forefoot area. The actual post op shoe boot that placed me in irritated it even more. So no sandals or a lower it more. Now I am trying to find a shoe and a insole that I can wear. Need something that is more solid in the toe and forefoot area. The only shoe I have now I can wear is a New Balance 645 that is suede so the forefoot area is not very flexible, but it is not as comfortable for a long period of time. I tried a full turf liner but it is too hard and hurts the bottom of my upper foot area. Any suggestion in shoes and a insole, please.
    Thank you so much.

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    • Lemuel @ Reviewgem
      October 14, 2020 @ 4:32 am

      Hi Susan. The New Balance shoes similar in cushioning to the 645 are 840v2 and 577. These walking shoes have premium leather options, which are excellent in giving comfort and support. Suede and leather are among the most comfortable materials in footwear. And they can conform to the shape of your foot, giving you a custom fit while helping to lock your foot in through every change of direction. New Balance 840v2 and 577 have removable insoles, which easily accommodate orthotics. Another excellent choice is a leather/suede shoe with a toe-only rocker or double rocker sole. A rocker sole shoe can help prevent bending of the forefoot during the toe-off phase so it won’t irritate your metatarsals. You can continue using the New Balance 645 as long as it’s available. Just limit your activity if you experience pain.

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    • Susan M
      October 15, 2020 @ 12:45 pm

      Thank you for your suggestions. Do you have any recommendations for a over the counter insole also? Any shoes that you know whether is be a sneaker or regular shoe that is a toe rocker? I am desperately trying to find shoes and an over counter insole that will work.
      Thank you.

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      • Lemuel @ Reviewgem
        October 17, 2020 @ 1:22 am

        We have included in the above list 20 best shoe inserts for Metatarsalgia. I hope they are available in your location. I have found shoes with toe-only rocker but they are either stability shoes or trail shoes. Your current shoe (the NB 645) is a neutral shoe so I guess neutral shoes will work best for you. With that said, I recommend Hoka One One Bondi Leather, a neutral walking shoe with a rocker sole.

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