The home of the Big Toe Hole Preventer & Heel Hole Preventer

Do you get BIG TOE HOLES or
HEEL HOLES in your footwear?

Big Toe Hole Preventer patches – what are they and how do they work?

Big Toe Hole Preventer is a reinforced self-adhesive patch and applicator system that prevents your big toe wearing a hole in your expensive trainers.

Big Toe Hole Preventer is a thin patch that fits inside your trainers, just above your big toe, and is designed to be unnoticeable after fitting. It is manufactured from tough abrasive and tear resistant material.

The applicator system ensures that the patch sticks in the correct place without any danger of sticking it to yourself, the furniture or stray pets.

It’s best to fit Big Toe Hole Preventer patches in new trainers to prevent the holes but they can also be used to repair a hole when it first becomes visible.

Each pack contains two self-adhesive patches, a left foot applicator and a right foot applicator.

The Big Toe Hole Preventer is a patented product that is designed and manufactured in the UK.

What causes big toe holes?

Here comes the science… the condition that causes big toe holes is called hyperextension of the distal phalanx. In layman’s terms it means that every time you take a step your big toe lifts at the end. Every time your big toe lifts it rubs against the inside of your trainers, which eventually leads to a hole appearing.

Studies have shown that as many as 1 in 5 people suffer with this condition. Many people are not aware that it is a medical condition and will blame the quality of their trainers, long toe nails or having the wrong size footwear.

Big Toe Hole Preventer – why do I need it?

Don’t replace expensive trainers due to big toe holes, fit Big Toe Hole Preventer patches in new trainers to prevent the holes appearing.

Big Toe Hole Preventer patches aren’t just for runners who are clocking up the miles, they are for the 1 in 5 of us that suffer from the condition that causes the holes to appear.

Throwing away a pair of comfortable shoes just because a hole has appeared, especially when the rest of the shoe isn’t showing any signs of wear, is just annoying and costly. Fitting Big Toe Hole Preventer patches in new, or nearly new, shoes or trainers extends the life of the footwear you enjoy wearing, which is good for your pocket and good for the planet.

Big Toe Hole Preventer User guide

Heel Hole Preventer User guide




  • Quick and easy to apply
  • Protects and repairs
  • ‘Wrap-around’ style protects all of heel area
  • Can be trimmed, if required
  • Thin but very hardwearing
  • Protects cushioning in heel area from wear

No Mess or Fuss


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