Aye, I've got the sense ride 2's. Had the same problem with my last trails (Adidas) blistering the tops of my toes. Dunno if it's the reinforced fronts... There's not a lot of flexibility.I had the same issue and got blisters, but persisted for a few more runs and now they’re exactly what I want.
Id personally have persisted with the insole but whatever works for you - no idea about whether it will have negative consequences, ive not done it before.
Were the sense ride 3’s I got btw
Went for a long walk with thick socks on yesterday to try and break them in. Can't return em now so will persist and try plasters or toe gloves in the meantime.