Basic Metatarsal Dome Pads for Shoes
The Basic Metatarsal Dome Pads for Shoes are adhesive backed and can be applied to a range of orthotics to help reduce pain in the metatarsal area. The metatarsal domes are available in a pack of two domes and a pack of 10 domes, and can be stuck to insoles or orthotics for ongoing use.
The Metatarsal Domes are available in the following options:
- 1 x Pack of 2 Domes
- 1 x Pack of 10 Domes
The pack of two domes allows you to try out the domes in the footwear of your choice. However, if you wish to use the domes in multiple pairs of shoes, then we would recommend the pack of 10 domes, as the adhesive backing means that they are not designed for moving between footwear.
Your required choice can be selected from the drop-down menu at the top of the page.
Recommended Sizing Guide and Information
The Basic Domes are available in a choice of three sizes to help you to find the best fit possible. Please see below for recommended sizing based on shoe sizes, as well as the measurements for each of the three dome sizes.
UK Shoe Size Recommendations
- Small Domes: UK shoe size 4 - 6
- Medium Domes: UK shoe size 7 - 8
- Large Domes: UK shoe sizes 9+
Metatarsal Dome Measurements (Length x Width)
- Small Domes: 62mm x 48mm
- Medium Domes: 71mm x 53mm
- Large Domes: 77mm x 63mm
Please note: It is recommended that these products are fitted by a specialist. All size variations are 7mm in thickness.
How Do I Apply My Metatarsal Domes?
To find out how to get the most out of your metatarsal pads, please view the instructions below!
- Remove the insole from your existing pair of shoes and place your metatarsal pad on top
- Place your foot over the pad and experiment with the placement of the dome until you find a placement area that maximises relief
- Lightly trace or mark the insole at the correct area and remove the film from the back of the dome
- Gently place the flat side of the dome down onto your insole/shoe bed and press gently for ten seconds
- Wait for the adhesive gel to set before placing your insole back inside your shoe
When correctly fitted, your insole should look roughly like this
Where Exactly Should I Apply the Metatarsal Supports?
These metatarsal supports should be placed at the front of your metatarsal area, just behind your toe joints. The flatter edge should be positioned just behind your metatarsal heads at the ball of your foot, with the tapered edge resting at the beginning of your arch and pointing towards your heel.
The diagram below shows a general guide that will vary based on your insoles and foot shape.
Who Can Benefit from Wearing the Pressure Relief Domes?
Those suffering with foot conditions such as metatarsal pain and Morton's neuroma could benefit from the effective pressure relief these domes provide when placed under the metatarsal area (middle of the ball of foot area). The conditions for which these domes are suitable is as follows:
- Metatarsal bursitis
- Morton's neuroma
- Realignment of lesser digits
What Activities are Metatarsal Domes Suitable for?
Based on customer application and podiatrist recommendation, please see the list below to find out which activities suit Metatarsal Domes best: