I recently purchased a pair of EZ ride endurance stirrups and I have a bit of an issue with them. My outer toes got really sore from using them. I'm assuming the discomfort came from the hard plastic stirrup part being in contact with the side of my feet for so long. I've been riding in jointed fillis irons, so the outer part of my feet was always next to the rubber "flexing" areas of the stirrups, which I'm assuming provided some cushion. I tried moving my feet to the other side of the stirrup, but they kept migrating back to the edge.
I really like the endurance stirrups other than the toe pain -my knees felt way better using the endurance stirrups, and the balls of my feet didn't go numb. I'm wondering if anyone else had this issue and how they fixed it. I'm thinking of wrapping the sides with a bit of vet wrap to provide some cushion. I'm also not sure if changing types of shows would help. I was riding in my traditional leather field boots. I know a lot of endurance folks ride in sneakers, and that would probably provide more cushion too.
If anyone had this problem, or has suggestions on solving it, I'd love to hear from you!
ETA: apparently I cannot spell, the title should read "Endurance stirrups"