About AAPSM Membership AAPSM Members Calendar of Events & News Corporate Sponsors Footwear Articles & Resources Home
Footwear - Walking Shoes
Running Shoes
Training Shoes
Walking Shoes
Toning Shoes
Fitness Begins With Feet
Footwear - Walking Shoes

Related Articles

Socks And Your Feet


Torsional and Flexion Stability are desirable features to assist in protection from the adverse impact of excessive pronation and to help those individuals with plantar fasciitis. Lateral stability is also desired to lessen the possibility of ankle sprains.

The current commonly used terms of stability and motion control are poorly chosen and inappropriately used. The way these terms are used in shoe descriptions does not reflect biomechanical function and are confusing and potentially misleading. We choose to define shoes function in degrees of protection from over pronation (which is a form of stability and motion limitation) using the term "pronation control". This method is used rather than creating confusion by the use of two similar terms taken to mean something different than they should. Many of the shoes we rate as offering mild pronation control are often categorized as "neutral" shoes.

Related Articles

Socks And Your Feet

Running Shoes | Training Shoes | Walking Shoes
Toning Shoes | Fitness Begins With Feet

About AAPSM | Membership | AAPSM Members | Calendar of Events & News
Corporate Sponsors | Footwear | Articles & Resources | Home
Legal Notice | Privacy Statement | Site Map


If you do not already have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you may obtain it by clicking on the Get Acrobat Reader Logo.

Get Acrobat Reader

Copyright © American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
Phone: (352) 620-8562 • E-mail: info@aapsm.org



Now Available! Pay Your Dues & Renewals Online!
Do you have a Sports-Related Problem? A question for the Academy? Click here to ask us!
Members and Fellows Private Area