Total Pageviews



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.


  1. wow, thank you very much, I'll try it when I bought my new sneakers, very good.

    Whenever you forget about these things when you buy, and should be taken into account.

    A greeting.

  2. This comment has been removed by the author.

  3. Wrong choice of shoes can be the cause of those thick calluses on feet and they produce due to repeated friction on the same area occurs by the bad shoes. Visit our site to know the causes, prevention and home treatment of calluses.

  4. One present why galore businesses opt for postcards is because they are overmuch cheaper to be prefab and this can forbear a lot of expenses on the lengthened run.  the style shoes

  5. This is exactly what I have discovered recently. I have heavy pronation while running. This will lead to knee pain. Some shoes prevent my knee pain and it is shoes passing the torsion test. If the torsion test fails, my knee will pronate as soon as my heel leaves the ground. It is worth nothing that with age, the show will start failing the torsion test. I found this page by looking for shoes that are very stiff torsion wise. I had good result with Mizuno but they don't last too long. I am currently trying Hoka now. Hope this help someone!


Thank you very much for leaving a comment. Due to my time restraints, some comments may not be answered.I will answer questions that I feel will help the community as a whole.. I can only answer medical questions in a general form. No specific answers can be given. Please consult a podiatrist, therapist, orthopedist, or sports medicine physician in your area for specific questions.