Well Virginia, you are in luck. The new Hruska Clinic Recommended Shoe List for 2013 has arrived!
What kinds of shoes are there, and what is best for my foot type?
- Motion Control: good for flat feet
- Stability: good for medium/low arch feet (with PRI orthotics is some cases)
- Neutral: good for high arched feet and best with PRI orthotics
- Minimalist: please have really healthy feet or check with us before venturing into this shoe type
Consider these shoes for 2013:
Brooks Addiction (Motion Control, L)
Brooks Glycerin 10 (Neutral-Stability, S-M)
Brooks Dyad 7 (Neutral-Stability, S-L)
New Balance 840 (Neutral-Stability, M-L)
New Balance 1340 (Neutral-Stability, M-L)
Saucony ProGrid Guide 6 (Stability, S-L)
Saucony Omni 11 (Neutral-Stability, S-M)
Asics Foundation (Stability, M-L)
S-M-L Indicates the frame of the individial the shoe can support (example S would support a small frame person)
Consider signs of a good shoe:
- The heel should feel stable when you walk or run
- You should be able to find and feel the arch of the shoe with both feet
- You should be able to push off your big toe when walking or running
- There should be MINIMAL to NO give when you squeeze the heel of the shoe (Heel Counter)
If you need more advice about the right shoes for your feet Virginia, give the folks at ADVANCE PHYSICAL THERAPY a call at: (919) 932-7266. They have been very good this year.