I have written about tongue pads before here on the blog, a very simple way to correct the fit of the instep of a shoe. Now Pedag has launched a new variant of these made in suede that definitely seems better than those that previously existed on the market.
Tounge pads is something I often get questions about, how they are to use and where to buy etc. It’s always been about the standard ones that’s been around a long time which is a kind of foam rubber which in all honesty is so-so. They often get shabby quite quickly, and therefore needed to be replaced periodically.
Recently the German insole specialist Pedag released a new kind of tongue pad which reportedly will be clearly better. It is made of suede, have a soft memory foam core and is just like the usual self-adhesive so you can easily attach them on the inside of the tongue. For those with a slightly lower instep, or with shoes with high instep that does not fit properly, this can be an excellent solution to easily make the instep of the shoe less spacious. It also works well for those who have sensitive ankle to provide pressure relief. Pedag’s variant is available in two sizes, one of which should be mainly for women’s shoes, the other for men’s shoes. Available online at for example the webshop Skolyx, price is €10/$12.
Before attaching the tounge pad, wash the inside of the tongue carefully so you get it to attach well, for example, first with a damp cloth and then a cotton cloth with some petroleum ether or such.