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Hoka uncomfortable lower eyelet

What is everyone doing about the lower eyelet pain on the Hoka Mafate Speed 2 shoes.  A reviewer warned about the problem, and it certainly popped up while wearing mine for the first day today.  Thanks for the advice.

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Hi @swhiteho

Sorry to hear that your Mafates are causing you pain! Have you tried re-lacing the shoes starting at the second-to-lowest eyelet? Though this will cause more width in the toebox, you wouldn't have the tension from the lace going through the eyelet, which I hope would relieve some of the pain. 

Let us know if that works, and if not we can think of some other ideas to help provide relief! Happy running!

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Thank you, I am trying that exact idea today to see how it goes.

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