Hallux Trainer Insoles

The Hallux Trainer Shoe Insoles have a semi-rigid Morton's extension built into a fully padded, finished insole. The Hallux Trainer limits the range of motion in the great toe, relieving pain in the big toe joint. By 1 pair/pkg.

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Hallux Trainer Insoles
I would like to review them but still haven't received the shipment due to a backorder.  
We are very sorry that the German manufacturer has been backordered for a couple of months on this product. We can't get them from anywhere else at the moment (May 2017), but have been told that they should be available very soon.
From: Richard | Date: 5/7/2017 7:09 PM
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Maybe they help?
Jury is still out on these for me. They are thin and fit well in my shoes that have a larger toe box, which is what I use since the pain of the hallux rigidus.  I like the rigid footplate that extends past the great toe. The metatarsal bump is a little bothersome-seems a bit to steep and "pokey". However, that could be a fact that I wore them too long. Definitely help with the painful toe extension
From: Katharine | Date: 4/20/2017 4:39 PM
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Great for working out
I've been using these in crossfit workouts 3x/week for about six months. Due to pain in my big toe joints, I thought I was going to have to get surgery or quit, but these have negated the pain in all but a few movements! The padding means they're in there pretty tight, so for daily use I have the carbon graphite molded, which are easier to slide from shoe to shoe. Either is well worth the $$.
From: Guest | Date: 4/12/2017 11:17 AM
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So Far So Good
I bought these as a last ditch effort to be able to continue my workout routines which involve jumping, running, cross training activities. Certain exercises aggravated the Hallux Rigidis in right foot. I put these in Nike training shoes. I did use both eventhough my Right foot is the affected one as I wanted balance on both sides. It took about 15 minutes of wearing to get used to the metatarsal pad, but these Insoles are the best. They did make the shoe fit a bit smaller so I will either need to try a wider shoe or 1/2 size up shoe next but it is not unbearable.
I would highly recommend these insoles, they are very supportive, they eliminate big toe bend and at least for me allow me to jump rope and run without pain. They are pricey, but will be purchasing another pair or two.
From: Philip | Date: 4/7/2017 9:51 AM
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Poor Order Practices - Backorder
Unhappy with myfootshop.  They allowed me to order a special insole, but did not have the product.  Days passed before i was even notified. They have charged my card, but can't tell me when the insole will be available.  Offered to let me cancel and get refund, but I'm in limbo regarding whether waiting for them or going somewhere else will be more efficient.  I will update this review if myfootshop satisfactorily solves this problem.
Dear customer,

I'm sorry if we did not notify you when the Hallux Trainers weren't available. The back-order is from our supplier who is waiting for a shipment from Germany. They have no ETA, so we can't give you an ETA either. So sorry about this!

Also, it is our policy to charge your card at the time of the purchase, even if the item isn't available because we do not store payment information at all. We think it is more secure to not store any payment information, which is why payment is collected when your order is placed.

Thanks for your patience,
From: Guest | Date: 3/23/2017 9:25 AM
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Hallux Trainer Insoles
I would recommend Hallux Trainer Insoles to anyone suffering from Hullux Rigidus and/or sesamoid bone pain under the great toe. Diffidently get these inserts whether you decide to have surgery or not. Post surgery for Hallux Rigidus I showed these inserts to my surgeon in Vancouver, WA. who was impressed of the quality and price. He said a custom version usually runs about $400. I recently ordered a second pair. One for outdoor activities and one for dress situations. They have fit perfectly into all my shoes.
From: Guest | Date: 3/8/2017 3:47 PM
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for a size 7 Mens shoes what size to order
for a size 7 Mens shoes what size to order
From: Guest | Date: 3/7/2017 4:07 PM
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Hallux Trainer Insoles
I really like my Hallux Trainer Insoles.  My feet feel better with them than the $380 custom orthotics prescribed by my podiatrist. The only improvement I could suggest is to make the top surface a little slicker so that my socked foot will slide more easily into the shoe without pulling my sock back.
From: Guest | Date: 2/25/2017 10:51 AM
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Everything in one package
I found these after getting a custom made franken-pair of orthotics to deal with all of my foot issues. It has toe plate for hallux limitus, a support for morton's neuroma, a decent amount of arch support and all in a low profile package that fits into the same size shoe I normally wear. My franken-customs required me to buy bigger shoes to accomodate them and weren't half as comfortable.  

I just bought another pair.
From: Joe | Date: 2/3/2017 2:27 PM
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Very good inslole.
I've used this insole once before but bought it from Oakland Orthopedic for $15 more and it is the exact same product.  Very good deal and shipped fast and in perfect condition, thank you!
From: Guest | Date: 2/1/2017 11:51 PM
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Very helpful for my Hallux Rigidus
Excellent product. Outstanding customer service. Highly recommend.
From: John | Date: 12/26/2016 8:54 AM
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Fantastic- barely any pain!
These insoles feel a little different at first, but after a while, you get used to it.  I would recommend wearing them for shorter periods at first, not all day.  I have worn them in my work boots and they work just fine, but I believe they are best suited for your athletic/training shoes.  Very well made and I believe they are a great value!
From: Kevin | Date: 11/27/2016 10:33 AM
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Hallux Trainer Insoles
Seems to address my problems to a T (as in Turf Toe).  The extension under the great toe was good and did reduce my pain significantly.  Forefoot pain is much improved.  I tend to use these mostly in my running shoes.
From: Guest | Date: 11/11/2016 3:53 PM
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Not great for my needs
These weren't great for my needs. The metatarsal bump was too big, and the arch was also too big. I found the felt metatarsal dancers pads under my existing insoles (and new ones I bought that weren't rigid) better for me....
From: Mike | Date: 10/5/2016 8:57 PM
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Good insert for my regular shoes
I have stage three arthritis in my big toe joints. I put these inserts in a pair of my regular shoes. This insert enabled me to walk in these shoes again without as much pain. I like them because the insert is supportive and also has a cushion and arch support. One word of caution if you are new to inserts... I found that I need a half size larger shoe (or a wider shoe) in order to accommodate thicker insoles. This is because thicker insoles can increase the pressure on the big toe joint as it comes in contact with the top of the shoe.
From: Karen | Date: 9/20/2016 12:51 PM
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Hallux Trainer Insoles
I have recently purchased a pair of the Hallux Insoles and have so far tried them out whilst going for a run and also playing tennis and so far, it has been very good. I have Hallux Limitus in both my big toes and whenever I do load bearing movements, my pain in my toes increases and it sometimes leads to gout, which is quite a painful condition. I had previously bought the carbon plates and that also helped my toe condition but it did result in my runners feeling quite flat so I am hopeful these inserts will fit far, so good!
From: Mark | Date: 9/9/2016 11:47 PM
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good for Hallux rigidus
An orthopedist had recommended use of a Morton's extension for the arthritis in my toe joint.  But the Morton's extension did not stay in place and would not conform to the bottom of my shoe in order to be taped down or otherwise secured.  This product solves the problem.  Like another customer, I need it only for the right foot.
From: Laura | Date: 8/30/2016 12:33 AM
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Hallux Trainer Review
These have really made a difference in the enjoyment of recreational running.  I had tried a few options from the running store, but they really didn't compare to how well these work.  The finish of the product is quite nice.  Thanks to customer service for walking me through fitting and selection questions.
From: Guest | Date: 5/16/2016 11:45 AM
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Hallux Trainer Insoles
An excellent product to help relieve the discomfort of hallux rigidus. Highly recommend. Outstanding customer service!
From: John | Date: 1/14/2016 12:12 PM
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Hallux Insoles
I have struggled with pronounced leg length discrepancy post-hip replacement surgery, 3 years ago.  This has included metatarsaglia and now hallixus rigidus in the non-operative leg/foot.  For the last few weeks I have been using the Hallux Insoles in my very casual shoes and walking shoes.  They seem to be working in enabling me to resume a more active exercise regimen, which is to say I am trying to get back to walking 2 miles a day with out significant pain.  So far they are helping.  Though unfortunately they do not fit in my dress shoes.  
From: Guest | Date: 12/13/2015 1:05 PM
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Thank you
I ordered these to try to address numerous post surgery problems, second metatarsal.  These were perfect!  I am quite grateful also for the customer service that I received when I called.  Will be ordering more of these orthotics!
From: Jacqueline | Date: 11/30/2015 8:04 PM
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The Hallux trainer insoles seem to be working just fine. No pain and I managed to play 18 holes of golf without limping the last 3-4 holes!  However, I am only using the insloe for the right foot.  My left foot is working fine and I do not use it.  I would by more for several shoes I have if I could just by one insole, but at $80 a piece it is hard to justify throwing $40 away.  If I purchased 3-4 @ $45 the company would profit handsomely from reduced cost for only 1 insole.  I not certain but I suspect there are people that only want a right or left foot Hallux trainer. Maybe food for thought for the company to sell only what the customer wants!
From: Lawrence | Date: 7/21/2015 5:16 PM
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very happy with insoles
I like this much more than the insole I had custom ordered via a prosthetic practice.  Its great for my athletic shoes and a small size would work very well with my dress shoes.
From: Guest | Date: 6/24/2015 11:32 AM
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Good product, poor shipping
The inserts fit great and really help my feet.
I question this company's commitment to customer service when they offer 2 day Priority mail shipping and then take 3 days to ship.  I sell products online and I ship within one day. They should be able to at least get an item out the door in 2 days. Probably will buy my next pair on ebay.
From: Keith | Date: 5/18/2015 5:12 PM
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Hallux Trainers
Aswesome.  I ordered 7 days ago, received my order in 4 days and have been using my inserts for 3 days now.  I'm mostly using them for trail running and trying to overcome symptoms of what my doc describes as functional hallux limitus.  So far, very impressed.
From: Guest | Date: 1/26/2015 9:28 PM
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Fantastic for me!
I was diagnosed with Hallux limitus in my right foot about 4 months ago and I had waited to see a podiatrist until the pain was so severe that I almost couldn't walk. He recommended the carbon graphite spring plate. It helped a lot with the toe joint pain, but I found it too hard even though it was underneath my regular shoe insoles. My feet, especially the bottoms, because quite sore after walking over 20 minutes. So, I decided to give these trainer insoles a shot. Wow!! They reduce my toe joint pain to almost zero and they are also incredibly comfortable under foot. I generally walk over an hour each day in total and these keep me just about pain-free throughout. I managed to get them into slip-ons, sneakers and my oxfords (always after removing the existing insole). Some shoes are a little snug with these in, but most are just fine with plenty of space. The metatarsal pad felt a bit weird at first, but now I like the feel of it. My shoes range from mens 10 to 10.5. I bought the size 42 insoles, which are the perfect size for me. Even though the problem is only in my right foot I wear the insoles in both shoes. In short, I love these things and I just ordered 4 more pairs!
From: Andrew | Date: 9/12/2014 9:17 AM
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Blessed relief from debilitating hallux rigidus pain
A wonderful product.  With this insole (my left big toe's hallux rigidus is the culprit), I can go for hours with no pain, free to perform my normal range of activities, even spending weekends in my garden early in Spring when the heaviest work is done.  My reservation has nothing to do with the quality of the insole: I just wish I could buy the left foot insole only; they're (understandably) expensive, and it's even a bit sad to see such a beautiful piece of craftsmanship, i.e. the right insole,  sit on my bookshelf unused. Maybe we could start a swap- or donation-network of people who need only one.  Or maybe I can donate it to MOMA.  Also: this insole is remarkably durable: I've worn mine every day for over a year, in all weathers, switching it back and forth as needed as I switch  pairs of shoes.  In sum, expensive but worth it: blessed relief from debilitating pain.  
From: Guest | Date: 7/16/2014 9:40 AM
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Neuroma sufferers consider thickness...
My problem is a combination hallux limitus and Morton's neuroma.  With the rigid turf toe plate and metatarsal pad, this product appears perfectly designed to alleviate my problem, however the insole thickness limits the style of shoe I can use it with.  This insole is too thick to wear in shoes as much as one full size larger than my "normal" size, making an already expensive product essentially more expensive.

That said, the (few) pair that can accommodate have increased in comfort ten-fold. The insole only comes in full-sizes; I advise sizing down.

MYFOOTSHOP: Consider contacting the manufacturer and updating the product description for "official" half-size up or downsizing advice.  A help line call was polite but not...helpful.
From: Guest | Date: 6/10/2014 12:39 PM
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Hallux Trainer Insoles
This is my first experience wearing rigid insoles.  They are comfortable, fit well and do the job.  I got them to wear primarily for hiking and activities that cause discomfort in the big toe joint.

They are worn inside shoes that lace.  I tried them in loafers and they felt a little too tight and that is understandable.  Meanwhile I have purchased a second pair.
From: Guest | Date: 6/26/2013 6:44 AM
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