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Recommended Footwear/Shoe List

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Signs of a Good Shoe:
  • Heel should feel stable when you walk or run
  • Heel counter should not fold in  
  • Shoe should bend in the toe box easily and not in the middle of the shoe, toe box bend should not be too stiff
  • NO outside heel give in outer heel counter
  • Heel height should be symmetrical
  • When walking you should be able to sense stability of the heel throughout the gait cycle.
  • You should also be able to feel arch support/contact as you step through and push off your big toe when walking or running.

 (Used with permission from Lori Thomsen’s Shoe Recommendations, Hruska Clinic, January, 2016)


2016 Recommended Shoe List

Click HERE to Download a Copy of the 2016 Shoe Information 
(last year's list - maybe you can still find them on a clearance sale)

This is a list of shoes that provide adequate support and help you to use your pelvis in a neutral position to propel you forward naturally. Contact our office with questions or if you would like one of our therapists to screen you to determine if your shoes are providing adequate support. You can reach us at:  402-939-7939.

(Listed by Function – Hruska Clinic Top Recommendations in bold and italicized)

CUSHION      (L lean or R list with shift into AFIR, need frontal plane control to feel floor)

*New Balance 1080 (v6)

*Brooks Transcend 3

*Brooks Glycerin 13

Brooks Ghost 8

Brooks Dyad 8

Brooks Ravenna 7

Asics Cumulus 17

Saucony Triumph 2

Nike Lunar Glide 7


GUIDANCE     (NonPatho PEC/L AIC; HALT >3/5)

*New Balance 1080 (v6)

*Brooks Transcend 3

Asics 2000-4

New Balance 840 V3

Saucony Echelon 5

**Saucony Omni 14 (caution: sight lateral heel give)


CONTROL    (Patho PEC/L AIC; Decreased stability/Neck instability; HALT

*Asics Foundation 12

Brooks Addiction 12

New Balance 1340

New Balance 928 (good for tibial varum or calcaneal instability)

New Balance 1540 V2 (most stable)


**Neutrality in the pelvis with PRI tests after walking in shoe determines which shoe works best for each patient**

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