Recommended Footwear/Shoe List

This is a list of shoes that provide adequate support and help maintain a neutral pelvis from a PRI standpoint.

(Based from Lori Thomsen’s recommendations, Hruska Clinic/Postural Restoration Institute)

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 for you: 402-939-7939 2012

Signs of a Good Shoe:

  • Heel should feel stable when you walk or run 
  • Heel counter should not fold in 
  • MINIMAL to NO give in outer heel counter 
  • Shoe should bend in the toe box easily and not in the middle of the shoe, should not be too stiff 
  • Ability to find and feel the arch of the shoe 
  • Ability to push off your big toe when walking or running

Motion Control: Good for flat feet

Stability:Good for medium/low arch feet and PRI orthotics in some cases
Neutral: Good for high arch feet and best with PRI orthotics

S-M-L-: Indicates the frame of the individual the shoe can support (example S would support a small frame person)

2014 Recommended Shoe List
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(Listed Alphabetically)

  • *Asics Cumulus (Neutral)
  • Asics Fortitude (Neutral, Stability)
  • Asics Foundation 8 (Stability, Motion Control
  • Asics GT 2000 (Stability)
  • Brooks Addiction (Motion Control)
  • Brooks Dyad (Neutral)
  • *Brooks Ghost 6 (Neutral)
  • Brooks Ravenna 4 (rocker/narrow heel; Stability)
  • Brooks Transcend (Stability)

  • New Balance 840 V2 (rocker, Neutral) – also available in a walking shoe in either white or black
  • New Balance 860 V4 (Stability)
  • New Balance 880 V3 (Neutral)
  • New Balance 928 (Motion Control, can order from store, good for tibial varum or calcaneal instability)

  • Saucony Guide 7 (rocker; Stability)
  • Saucony Ride 6 (Neutral)

    *Caution with patients that have increased calcaneal inversion/supination/tibial varum

 2013 Recommended Shoe List (Text Only)
2013 Recommended Shoe List (With Photos)
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(Listed Alphabetically)

  • Brooks Addiction (Motion Control, L)
  • Brooks Adrenaline (Neutral)    
  • Brooks Cascadia (Neutral)                                                                
  • Brooks Glycerin 10 (Neutral-Stability, S-M)                                                     
  • Brooks Dyad 7 (Neutral-Stability, S-L)
  • New Balance 840 (Neutral-Stability, M-L)
  • New Balance 860 V3 (Stability, M-L)
  • New Balance 880 V3 (Neutral)
  • New Balance 940 (Stability, M-L)
  • New Balance 1340 (Motion Control, M-L)
  • Saucony ProGrid Guide 6 (Stability, S-L)
  • Saucony ProGrid Guide 7 (Stability, S-L)
  • Saucony Omni 11 (Neutral-Stability, S-M)
  • Saucony Omni 12 (Motion Control, S-M)
  • Saucony Ride 6 (Neutral)

Walking Shoes

  • Asics Foundation   (Stability, M-L)

(Based from Lori Thomsen’s recommendations, Hruska Clinic/Postural Restoration Institute)

2012 Recommended Shoe List
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  • Asics 2170 (Stability, M-L)
  • Asics Cumulus (Neutral, S-M)
  • Asics Evolution (Motion Control, M-L)
  • Asics Fortitude (Stability, M-L)
  • Asics Foundation (Stability, M-L)Brooks Adrenaline
  • Brooks Addiction (Motion Control, L)
  • Brooks Adrenaline 12 (Stability, S-M)
  • Brooks Dyad (Neutral/Stability, S-M-L)
  • Brooks Ghost 4 (Neutral, M-L)
  • Brooks Glycerin (Neutral, S-M)
  • Brooks Ravenna (Neutral, S)
  • Brooks Trance 10 (Stability, M-L)
  • Mizuno Wave Rider 15 (Neutral, S-M)
  • New Balance 840 (Neutral/Stability, M-L)
  • New Balance 860V2 (Stability, M-L)
  • New Balance 1012 (Motion Control, L)
  • Saucony Echelon 2 (Neutral/Stability, S-M-L)
  • Saucony Pro-Guide 5 (Stability, S-M-L)
  • Saucony Stabil (Motion Control, L)

Walking Shoes (Black)

  • Asics 2170
  • Asics Foundation
  • Brooks Addiction
  • Brooks Adrenaline

Trail Shoes

  • Brooks Cascadia

Speed Work

  • Saucony Mirage 2

(Based from Lori Thomsen’s recommendations, Hruska Clinic/Postural Restoration Institute)

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