Big Toe Hole Preventers


  • UK sizes 3 – 12
  • Brand new

20 in stock (can be backordered)


Big Toe Hole Preventers by Trainer Armour

We have teamed up with Trainer Armour to supply these Big Toe Hole Preventers, prolonging the life of your trainers and reducing the amount of waste heading to landfill.

We often receive donations where there are the big toe holes but the rest of the trainer is in great condition with loads of life left in them. These patches can be used to repair and prolong the life of your trainers.

  • Trainer Armour Big Toe Hole Preventer patches are suitable for trainers and fabric shoes. It uses an applicator system to ensure the patches stick in the correct place (above the big toe area)
  • The thin self-adhesive patches fit inside your trainers, just above your big toe, and are designed to be unnoticeable after fitting
  • Outer Material: heavy density polyurethane coated nylon
  • It is 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. Suitable for shoe sizes from UK 3 up to UK 12. Each pack contains a left foot applicator (with big toe hole preventer patch attached), a right foot applicator (with big toe hole preventer patch attached) and user instructions
  • Manufactured from a thin but very hard-wearing material which is abrasion and tear resistant
  • Don’t replace expensive trainers because of big toe holes, fit Trainer Armour Big Toe Hole Preventer patches to stop the holes appearing

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Additional information

Weight 0.050 kg
Sizing Information

Where there is a universal size on the garment (XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL), a measurement is taken from the armpit to armpit or across the waist.

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Condition Grades

BRAND NEW – This is an item that is brand new with the original tags attached.
LIKE BRAND NEW – An item that appears to be brand new but missing the original tags. This may be an item that has been tried on but never worn.
EXCELLENT – An item that has no signs of wear.
VERY GOOD – An item that has light signs of wear.
GOOD – A used item that shows some signs of wear but the overall condition is good.
REASONABLE – A used item that has significant signs of wear but does not have tears or holes.

Anything that falls below our reasonable condition grade is recycled, reused as something else or disposed of responsibly.

Returns Policy

You are entitled to cancel your order and return the goods within 14 days for a full refund, including the cost of delivery. This allows you to BUY & TRY your goods as we understand sizing and comfort varies between brands. If you are returning any clothing that has been worn on an activity, please wash them before returning them to us.

If you wish to return an item, please drop us an email with your order number (starts PS). Once we have received your return, we will check it against our records and if we are satisfied that the return criteria is met, we will process your refund. Refunds are made by the payment method you used to place your order and can take up to 30 days.

You are responsible for the cost and risk of loss or damage when returning the goods, so you should take out enough postal insurance to cover their value. This cancellation policy does not affect your rights when we are at fault – for example, if goods are faulty or mis-described.