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Recommended Footwear/Shoe List

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Signs of a Good Shoe: Poor Quality Good Quality
  • 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, Lincoln, NE, 2018)


2017 Recommended Shoe List

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(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      (Patho PEC/L AIC; Decreased stability/Neck instability; HALT <3/5)

*New Balance 1080 (V7)

*Brooks Transcend 4

*Brooks Glycerin 14 (great with orthotics)

Altra Paradigm 2 (rocker/cushion) 

Altra Torin 2.5 (decrease medial support)

Brooks Ravenna 8

New Balance 880 V6


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

*New Balance 1080 (V7)

*Brooks Transcend 4

Altra Provision 3.0 (mid-foot guide)

Asics 2000-5

Asics Kayano 23

Brooks Dyad 9

New Balance 860 V7


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

*Asics Foundation 12

Brooks Addiction 12

Saucony Echelon 5


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

(Used with permission from Lori Thomsen's Shoe Recommendations, © Hruska Clinic, Lincoln, NE, 2017)

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