What is Trainer Armour?
Trainer Armour is a reinforced self-adhesive patch and applicator system that prevents your big toe from wearing a hole in your expensive trainers. It’s 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 Trainer Armour in new trainers to prevent big toe holes but it can also be used when a hole first becomes visible.
Each pack contains two self-adhesive patches, a left foot applicator and a right foot applicator.
Trainer Armour is a patented product that is designed and manufactured in the UK
Trainer Armour – Why do I need it?
Don’t replace expensive trainers due to big toe holes, fit Trainer Armour in new trainers to prevent the holes appearing. At Running Bear we want your shoes to last the full 500 miles/year so this is the best way to get longevity out of them!
Trainer Armour isn’t just for runners who are clocking up the miles, it is for the 1 in 5 of us that suffer from the medical condition that causes the holes to appear. 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.
Throwing away a pair of comfortable shoes just because a hole has appeared, even when the rest of the shoe isn’t showing any signs of wear, is just annoying and costly. Fitting Trainer Armour 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.