Saturday, January 3, 2015
Video: Modifying a pair of track spikes to prevent ball of foot pain
It's time to get back in the habit of uploading more content! In this video, I show how I use a Dremel rotary tool with a sanding bit to shave away the plastic spike holder under the ball of the foot on a pair of Saucony track spikes. The ball of my foot carries a lot more of my weight than the rest of my forefoot, but this isn't usually a problem as long as I'm in a shoe with a soft midsole. Track spikes, however, can cause some problems, particularly when there is a spike holder sticking out immediately below the ball of my foot. This excessive pressure can cause a lot of irritation in my foot, so something I often have to do when I get a new pair of track spikes is grind away anything that sticks out in that area. This short video demonstrates how I go about doing that.
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Posted by John Davis at 9:54 PM