Kenetrek foot pain

Western Hunter270

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I need help. My kenetreks kill my feet and not because of heel slippage that you hear horror stories about. They fit my feet perfectly and are very comfortable for short periods of time but about halfway into a day of hiking they start to make the balls of my feet sore just below my big toe and it progressively get worse until it hurts to walk by the time I make it back to the trailhead. I need suggestions on how to fix this and I don't want to hear get different boots. Any insole recommendations, lacing techniques, etc... would be appreciated. They're mountain extreme 400s
 

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I need help. My kenetreks kill my feet and not because of heel slippage that you hear horror stories about. They fit my feet perfectly and are very comfortable for short periods of time but about halfway into a day of hiking they start to make the balls of my feet sore just below my big toe and it progressively get worse until it hurts to walk by the time I make it back to the trailhead. I need suggestions on how to fix this and I don't want to hear get different boots. Any insole recommendations, lacing techniques, etc... would be appreciated. They're mountain extreme 400s
I'm thinking insoles. The kenetrek insole gives you more arch support then any other boot I've ever tried. Maybe you don't need it and need an insole with less arch. A lot of stores like REI and Scheels have Superfeet insoles set to the side for you to try in your boots. I always use SF green in all my boots besides Kenetrek.

You might check with Kenetrek also. Some manufacturers void warranty with certain insoles like Superfeet claiming they wear out waterproof membranes.

Like you said, dont give up on the boots. I almost did because of heel blisters, but I figured it out and couldn't be happier. Good luck.


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Contact Kenetrek, tell them what is going on, and ask them if they know a way to correct it.
 
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I'm thinking insoles. The kenetrek insole gives you more arch support then any other boot I've ever tried. Maybe you don't need it and need an insole with less arch. A lot of stores like REI and Scheels have Superfeet insoles set to the side for you to try in your boots. I always use SF green in all my boots besides Kenetrek.

You might check with Kenetrek also. Some manufacturers void warranty with certain insoles like Superfeet claiming they wear out waterproof membranes.

Like you said, dont give up on the boots. I almost did because of heel blisters, but I figured it out and couldn't be happier. Good luck.


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Contact Kenetrek, tell them what is going on, and ask them if they know a way to correct it.
I contacted Kenetrek today. We'll see what they say. Thanks guys.
 

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Where below the big toe if you don't mind me asking.
Swelling?
How old are you?
 
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