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Thursday, May 27, 2010
Shoe Torsion Test for Stability
One of the best tests you can do at the shoe store when looking for a stable shoe is the Shoe Torsion Test. The photo above shows a shoe from the side. Grab the heel firmly. Grab the front of the shoe and attempt to twist the shoe as demonstrated in the photo next to this text. If the shoe twists easily, it fails the stability test, and you should not buy it. After you do this test on 5 different shoes, you will have a good understanding of the range of stability offered in the current market. Golden Rule of Foot: Avoid Shoes that fail the Shoe Torsion Test.