Running shoe (Montrail) forefoot protection Leona Divide and Vitesse

Discussion in 'General Fitness' started by Gertjan Groen, Oct 9, 2003.

  1. Hi,

    Having read good reviews on the Montrail Leona Divide I bought myself a pair. I really like the fit
    and function, but after walking for a few hours my feet get too tired.

    I think this is because of the protection plate in the mid-sole that is much to hard on the feet.

    If I take out the insole and push at the inside of the shoe, I can feel the protection plate being
    there. From back to front, it starts after the heel and ends before the forefoot. It's easy to feel
    this protection plate because there is no cushioning above that plate. Is this bad design? The
    Montrail Vitesse shoes, like most shoes I assume, only have protection for the area near the toes,
    so the inside is soft all the way up to that area.

    Can this, on the Leona Divide, be prevented by using some extra insoles to add some cushioning?

    Regards, Gertjan Groen