Torsion Control Index (TCI): measurement of midfoot shoe stability, in inch-pound units (in.-lbs.). TCI is measured through actively twisting a shoe around the longitudinal axis of the shoe, from the heel to the area of the toes joints, simulating rotational forces of the foot, and measuring the shoe’s resistance to this motion.
Vertical Compression Index (VCI): measurement of hindfoot shoe stability, in millimeters (mm). VCI is measured through compression of the heel portion of the shoe under a fixed amount of pressure, thereby measuring how the structure of the shoe controls rearfoot motion.
Rebound Index (RI): indicator of energy return of shoe to the foot, in millimeters (mm). RI is measured through compression of the heel portion of the shoe under a fixed amount of pressure, and then determining how much force the shoe exerts on the foot.
Shoe Stability Index (SSI):
indicator of shoe stability, as an index. SSI is derived through mathematically combining the quantified measurements of midfoot stability (TCI) and hindfoot stability (VCI), indicating the shoe’s overall ability to control the motion of the foot.

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The following list of shoes are suitable for your foot type.  Those of heavier physical stature may find greater comfort and durability in their footwear if they choose from the next higher level of stability.  Those with orthopedic injuries, please consult our Injury Profiler.

Shoe Weight TCITorsion Control Index (Midfoot Stability) VCIVertical Compression Index (Hindfoot Stability) Cushion SSIShoe Stability Index Level RIRebound Index Recommendations
990v3 – New Balance 11.4 53 in.-lbs (High) 3.82 mm (Max) Firm 76.5 High Stability Low Moderate Pronation, Severe Pronation
Ariel ’14 – Brooks 10.8 64 in.-lbs (High) 5.02 mm (Mod) Mod 75.9 High Stability High Moderate Pronation, Severe Pronation, Flat Feet
Adrenaline ASR 12 – Brooks 9.2 57 in.-lbs (High) 4.38 mm (Max) Firm 75.5 High Stability Low Moderate Pronation, Severe Pronation
860v6 – New Balance 9.6 54 in.-lbs (High) 4.35 mm (Max) Firm 73.7 High Stability Medium Moderate Pronation, Severe Pronation
Air Max 2015 – Nike 11 65 in.-lbs (High) 3.89 mm (Max) Firm 84.1 High Stability Low Moderate Pronation, Severe Pronation, Flat Feet
Redeemer – Saucony 10.4 70 in.-lbs (High) 4.44 mm (Max) Firm 83.7 High Stability Low Moderate Pronation, Severe Pronation
Adrenaline ASR 12 GTX – Brooks 9.4 68 in.-lbs (High) 4.32 mm (Max) Firm 83.2 High Stability Medium Moderate Pronation, Severe Pronation
Adrenaline GTS 16 – Brooks 10.2 62 in.-lbs (High) 4.14 mm (Max) Firm 80.4 High Stability Low Moderate Pronation, Severe Pronation
Gel-Foundation 12 – Asics 10 63 in.-lbs (High) 4.6 mm (Mod) Mod 78 High Stability Medium Moderate Pronation, Severe Pronation
GT-1000 4 – Asics 9.8 60 in.-lbs (High) 4.49 mm (Mod) Mod 76.7 High Stability Medium Moderate Pronation, Severe Pronation
Addiction 12 – Brooks 11.6 76 in.-lbs (High) 3.09 mm (Max) Firm 96.7 High Stability Low Moderate Pronation, Severe Pronation, Flat Feet
1540v2 – New Balance 12.2 68 in.-lbs (High) 2.97 mm (Max) Firm 92.2 High Stability Low Moderate Pronation, Severe Pronation, Flat Feet
Gel-Fortify – Asics 11.2 72 in.-lbs (High) 3.97 mm (Max) Firm 88.2 High Stability Medium Moderate Pronation, Severe Pronation, Flat Feet


New Balance

990v3 // 11.4

Overall Stability:

SSI: 76.5 (High Stability)


Midfoot Stability:

TCI: 53 in.-lbs (High)


Hindfoot Stability:

VCI: 3.82 mm (Max)


Cushioning:

Firm


RI Index (Energy Return):

8.49 mm (Low)

Achilles Tendonitis Anterior Shin Splints Hallux Valgus (Bunion) Ilio-Tibial Band Syndrome Lateral Ankle Sprain Medial Shin Splints Neuroma Patello-Femoral (Runner's Knee) Plantar Fasciitis Posterior Tibial Tendonitis Supination Pronation Neutral Pronation Mild Pronation Moderate Pronation Severe Pronation Flat Feet

Brooks

Ariel '14 // 10.8

Overall Stability:

SSI: 75.9 (High Stability)


Midfoot Stability:

TCI: 64 in.-lbs (High)


Hindfoot Stability:

VCI: 5.02 mm (Mod)


Cushioning:

Mod


RI Index (Energy Return):

12.06 mm (High)

Achilles Tendonitis Anterior Shin Splints Hallux Valgus (Bunion) Ilio-Tibial Band Syndrome Lateral Ankle Sprain Medial Shin Splints Neuroma Patello-Femoral (Runner's Knee) Plantar Fasciitis Posterior Tibial Tendonitis Supination Pronation Neutral Pronation Mild Pronation Moderate Pronation Severe Pronation Flat Feet

Brooks

Adrenaline ASR 12 // 9.2

Overall Stability:

SSI: 75.5 (High Stability)


Midfoot Stability:

TCI: 57 in.-lbs (High)


Hindfoot Stability:

VCI: 4.38 mm (Max)


Cushioning:

Firm


RI Index (Energy Return):

9.43 mm (Low)

Achilles Tendonitis Anterior Shin Splints Hallux Valgus (Bunion) Ilio-Tibial Band Syndrome Lateral Ankle Sprain Medial Shin Splints Neuroma Patello-Femoral (Runner's Knee) Plantar Fasciitis Posterior Tibial Tendonitis Supination Pronation Neutral Pronation Mild Pronation Moderate Pronation Severe Pronation Flat Feet

New Balance

860v6 // 9.6

Overall Stability:

SSI: 73.7 (High Stability)


Midfoot Stability:

TCI: 54 in.-lbs (High)


Hindfoot Stability:

VCI: 4.35 mm (Max)


Cushioning:

Firm


RI Index (Energy Return):

10.92 mm (Medium)

Achilles Tendonitis Anterior Shin Splints Hallux Valgus (Bunion) Ilio-Tibial Band Syndrome Lateral Ankle Sprain Medial Shin Splints Neuroma Patello-Femoral (Runner's Knee) Plantar Fasciitis Posterior Tibial Tendonitis Supination Pronation Neutral Pronation Mild Pronation Moderate Pronation Severe Pronation Flat Feet

Nike

Air Max 2015 // 11

Overall Stability:

SSI: 84.1 (High Stability)


Midfoot Stability:

TCI: 65 in.-lbs (High)


Hindfoot Stability:

VCI: 3.89 mm (Max)


Cushioning:

Firm


RI Index (Energy Return):

5.02 mm (Low)

Achilles Tendonitis Anterior Shin Splints Hallux Valgus (Bunion) Ilio-Tibial Band Syndrome Lateral Ankle Sprain Medial Shin Splints Neuroma Patello-Femoral (Runner's Knee) Plantar Fasciitis Posterior Tibial Tendonitis Supination Pronation Neutral Pronation Mild Pronation Moderate Pronation Severe Pronation Flat Feet

Saucony

Redeemer // 10.4

Overall Stability:

SSI: 83.7 (High Stability)


Midfoot Stability:

TCI: 70 in.-lbs (High)


Hindfoot Stability:

VCI: 4.44 mm (Max)


Cushioning:

Firm


RI Index (Energy Return):

7.88 mm (Low)

Achilles Tendonitis Anterior Shin Splints Hallux Valgus (Bunion) Ilio-Tibial Band Syndrome Lateral Ankle Sprain Medial Shin Splints Neuroma Patello-Femoral (Runner's Knee) Plantar Fasciitis Posterior Tibial Tendonitis Supination Pronation Neutral Pronation Mild Pronation Moderate Pronation Severe Pronation Flat Feet

Brooks

Adrenaline ASR 12 GTX // 9.4

Overall Stability:

SSI: 83.2 (High Stability)


Midfoot Stability:

TCI: 68 in.-lbs (High)


Hindfoot Stability:

VCI: 4.32 mm (Max)


Cushioning:

Firm


RI Index (Energy Return):

9.62 mm (Medium)

Achilles Tendonitis Anterior Shin Splints Hallux Valgus (Bunion) Ilio-Tibial Band Syndrome Lateral Ankle Sprain Medial Shin Splints Neuroma Patello-Femoral (Runner's Knee) Plantar Fasciitis Posterior Tibial Tendonitis Supination Pronation Neutral Pronation Mild Pronation Moderate Pronation Severe Pronation Flat Feet

Brooks

Adrenaline GTS 16 // 10.2

Overall Stability:

SSI: 80.4 (High Stability)


Midfoot Stability:

TCI: 62 in.-lbs (High)


Hindfoot Stability:

VCI: 4.14 mm (Max)


Cushioning:

Firm


RI Index (Energy Return):

8.06 mm (Low)

Achilles Tendonitis Anterior Shin Splints Hallux Valgus (Bunion) Ilio-Tibial Band Syndrome Lateral Ankle Sprain Medial Shin Splints Neuroma Patello-Femoral (Runner's Knee) Plantar Fasciitis Posterior Tibial Tendonitis Supination Pronation Neutral Pronation Mild Pronation Moderate Pronation Severe Pronation Flat Feet

Asics

Gel-Foundation 12 // 10

Overall Stability:

SSI: 78 (High Stability)


Midfoot Stability:

TCI: 63 in.-lbs (High)


Hindfoot Stability:

VCI: 4.6 mm (Mod)


Cushioning:

Mod


RI Index (Energy Return):

10.66 mm (Medium)

Achilles Tendonitis Anterior Shin Splints Hallux Valgus (Bunion) Ilio-Tibial Band Syndrome Lateral Ankle Sprain Medial Shin Splints Neuroma Patello-Femoral (Runner's Knee) Plantar Fasciitis Posterior Tibial Tendonitis Supination Pronation Neutral Pronation Mild Pronation Moderate Pronation Severe Pronation Flat Feet

Asics

GT-1000 4 // 9.8

Overall Stability:

SSI: 76.7 (High Stability)


Midfoot Stability:

TCI: 60 in.-lbs (High)


Hindfoot Stability:

VCI: 4.49 mm (Mod)


Cushioning:

Mod


RI Index (Energy Return):

11.53 mm (Medium)

Achilles Tendonitis Anterior Shin Splints Hallux Valgus (Bunion) Ilio-Tibial Band Syndrome Lateral Ankle Sprain Medial Shin Splints Neuroma Patello-Femoral (Runner's Knee) Plantar Fasciitis Posterior Tibial Tendonitis Supination Pronation Neutral Pronation Mild Pronation Moderate Pronation Severe Pronation Flat Feet

Brooks

Addiction 12 // 11.6

Overall Stability:

SSI: 96.7 (High Stability)


Midfoot Stability:

TCI: 76 in.-lbs (High)


Hindfoot Stability:

VCI: 3.09 mm (Max)


Cushioning:

Firm


RI Index (Energy Return):

6.25 mm (Low)

Achilles Tendonitis Anterior Shin Splints Hallux Valgus (Bunion) Ilio-Tibial Band Syndrome Lateral Ankle Sprain Medial Shin Splints Neuroma Patello-Femoral (Runner's Knee) Plantar Fasciitis Posterior Tibial Tendonitis Supination Pronation Neutral Pronation Mild Pronation Moderate Pronation Severe Pronation Flat Feet

New Balance

1540v2 // 12.2

Overall Stability:

SSI: 92.2 (High Stability)


Midfoot Stability:

TCI: 68 in.-lbs (High)


Hindfoot Stability:

VCI: 2.97 mm (Max)


Cushioning:

Firm


RI Index (Energy Return):

8.75 mm (Low)

Achilles Tendonitis Anterior Shin Splints Hallux Valgus (Bunion) Ilio-Tibial Band Syndrome Lateral Ankle Sprain Medial Shin Splints Neuroma Patello-Femoral (Runner's Knee) Plantar Fasciitis Posterior Tibial Tendonitis Supination Pronation Neutral Pronation Mild Pronation Moderate Pronation Severe Pronation Flat Feet

Asics

Gel-Fortify // 11.2

Overall Stability:

SSI: 88.2 (High Stability)


Midfoot Stability:

TCI: 72 in.-lbs (High)


Hindfoot Stability:

VCI: 3.97 mm (Max)


Cushioning:

Firm


RI Index (Energy Return):

11.27 mm (Medium)

Achilles Tendonitis Anterior Shin Splints Hallux Valgus (Bunion) Ilio-Tibial Band Syndrome Lateral Ankle Sprain Medial Shin Splints Neuroma Patello-Femoral (Runner's Knee) Plantar Fasciitis Posterior Tibial Tendonitis Supination Pronation Neutral Pronation Mild Pronation Moderate Pronation Severe Pronation Flat Feet



Shoe Definitions

Torsion Control Index (TCI): measurement of midfoot shoe stability, in inch-pound units (in.-lbs.). TCI is measured through actively twisting a shoe around the longitudinal axis of the shoe, from the heel to the area of the toes joints, simulating rotational forces of the foot, and measuring the shoe’s resistance to this motion.
Vertical Compression Index (VCI): measurement of hindfoot shoe stability, in millimeters (mm). VCI is measured through compression of the heel portion of the shoe under a fixed amount of pressure, thereby measuring how the structure of the shoe controls rearfoot motion.
Rebound Index (RI): indicator of energy return of shoe to the foot, in millimeters (mm). RI is measured through compression of the heel portion of the shoe under a fixed amount of pressure, and then determining how much force the shoe exerts on the foot.
Shoe Stability Index (SSI):
indicator of shoe stability, as an index. SSI is derived through mathematically combining the quantified measurements of midfoot stability (TCI) and hindfoot stability (VCI), indicating the shoe’s overall ability to control the motion of the foot.