Featured / December 20, 2012
When you have a jammed packed two-door Honda, a 5.5lb maltipoo, and one week to travel from Salt Lake City to the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area, things can get uncomfortable. My husband recently accepted his dream job with the government and so, with less than a month to plan, we jumped in his car and [...]
It really can be exciting, living in Burbank, California. Recently I’ve discovered the blessing of being a live audience fan, getting to be on national television, and being mere feet away from celebrities of various levels. But much to my chagrin, it can also be very painful, especially on the feet.
Foot pain can happen [...]
At KURU, we know you love your active lifestyle. We know you do it all, and then some. We know you spent time looking for the perfect walking shoe. We also know how hard it is to acknowledge that maybe it’s time to replace your old and worn-out trusty outdoor shoes that have taken you [...]
Our feet are amazing things. They will do anything and everything we ask them to do, from getting us to the grocery store to chasing children to the occasional skateboarding ride, they oblige. And they do it without complaint, most of the time.
Sometimes it’s hard to diagnose what's wrong with our feet.
But sometimes our feet [...]
I am a person who would choose to live my entire life in flip-flops, if at all possible. OK, I lied. The truth is I would go barefoot, if it were socially acceptable. Alas, it is not. But flip-flops are the next best thing. The second the weather warms up at all, they are for [...]
As summer rapidly approaches, we start to get excited about things like summer vacations. Disneyland, Universal Studios, and Knotts Berry Farm are all names synonymous with fun, and one of them may very well be one of your travel destinations in the coming months. That means standing in line on your feet all day.
Amusement parks [...]
Jessica Godemann and her mother own and operate Floured Aprons Bakery, which specializes in bread & desserts delivered throughout the US. Like many of our KURU's customers, Jessica is a working wife and mother. Juggling family and a business can be tricky, but somehow Jessica makes it all work.
I was on a mission to find [...]
I’ve heard it said that traveling is the lifeblood of the soul. It can open your eyes. It can enrich your spirit. It can touch your heart. And it can wreak havoc on your feet, and your body.
I know when I travel the main purpose is to get lost and get rid of my daily [...]
It has been called the most maddening injury in sports. Kobe Bryant and Eli Manning both struggle with it. It can hinder political figures; even former Presidential candidate Mitt Romney struggled with it. It is considered the most common cause of foot pain in America. It is Plantar Fasciitis, and it can affect anyone at [...]
I didn’t really know what Osteoporosis was until I saw a family member of mine suffer from it. This beloved great aunt was fairly small-boned to begin with, but as she got older it was clear to everyone around her how frail and thin she was getting. Her back was hunched over a great deal [...]
Stretches for plantar fasciitis (or heel pain) are a dime a dozen. And if you suffer from pain caused by plantar fasciitis, I bet you’ve tried almost anything and everything to relieve it. You may have even considered selling a kidney to treat it. But before you can benefit from plantar fasciitis treatment, you need [...]
I love shoes. A good pair of shoes can take me out on the town or just around town running errands. But I, like most people, have a love/hate relationship with shoes, especially the arch.
Arches are finicky things. Some are high, some are low, some are flat, and some can fit into anything. High arches [...]
I spent five days walking around a very large city looking for rooms to rent. By the middle of the afternoon on day 3, my legs were starting to rebel. More specifically, my shins were rebelling. It was then that I was reintroduced to Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome, or shin splints.
Treating and preventing shin splints [...]
Wearing the right shoes during your outdoor adventures is essential. Wearing the right shoes when running a household is a lifesaver. And nobody knows that better than the ones who run those households.
Wearing the right shoes when running a household is a lifesaver.
We know there are lots of you out there who pretty much do [...]
As most of you know, KURU shoes are sold exclusively on our website at www.kurufootwear.com. Being a small, independent brand that relies on a single online store poses its own challenges, like finding ways for you to discover us in your search for comfortable shoes. When thinking about ways people can find us, Google, the [...]
I can’t answer for anyone else, but winter puts me into an exercising slump. Some people do ok with indoor treadmill exercise, but I crave Vitamin D. Fortunately for people like me, seasons change. Spring and sun show up. And I look down at my ghostly white, much weaker physique, and [...]
First of all, we would like to thank everyone who participated in the first annual KURU Limerick Contest! We laughed, we cried, we even blushed as we read some of the more "adult" themed poems. We knew our fans were great, but we had no idea how talented you all were, and just how difficult [...]
We here at KURU create shoes to help you conquer your everyday life. Well the truth is we have no idea how erratic and demanding your life really is!
Take our Cirque shoe, for instance. Built to be the most versatile and all-around sneaker available, it was created to handle anything from light hiking to jet-setting [...]
With warmer weather fast approaching, so comes the season for charity walks and runs. Raising money for charity by walking/running is an easy way to donate to your community. Charity season brings neighbors from all walks of life together for a good cause.
With so many charities vying for your attention, it’s important to maintain your [...]
We are constantly looking for ways to bring comfort innovation to every aspect of your life. One of the main goals of our first line-up of products was to create the world’s most comfortable, anatomically adaptable shoe. As a result, thousands of our customers have loved and embraced KURU.
But we didn't want to rest on [...]
Sesamoiditis occurs when the ligaments around the big toe get injured or inflamed. The common term for sesamoiditis is “turf toe” because it is common among athletes who play on artificial turf. Turf toe is usually caused from intense and repeated pressure on the big toe from jumping or running.
Turf Toe (sesamoiditis) is not a [...]
There’s no such thing as the perfect career; each one has it’s own share of drawbacks. But some careers are definitely more challenging than others. When it comes to physically demanding jobs, a number of careers definitely stand out.
Teacher In addition to the stress of long hours preparing lessons and correcting papers, teaching can take [...]
Like most dog owners, you know how much responsibility it is to care for your furry, four-legged friend. You go well above the minimum investment of time and money in providing basic care for your dog. You do more than provide basics of food and water and a short walk around the block. With chew [...]
You work on your feet all day. The last few hours at work seem to grind to a halt because each grueling step is agonizing. By the time you get home, you are practically limping because of your sore feet.
You collapse on the couch, kick of your shoes, and rub your feet. You spend the [...]
Do you love experiencing nature? What about seeing the world? Here’s a great opportunity to combine both. Take a look at three of the best hiking treks from across the globe.
These unforgettable hikes have been selected to allow you get plenty of exercise as you spend several days trekking through the wilds. At the same [...]
Gardening provides a great deal of satisfaction for millions of people. They love the smell of rich soil and the feel of it on their hands. They dote over their plants as they would their own children. Over the months and years, their patience is rewarded as they watch their plants mature and grow in [...]
The daily walk is a vital part of basic dog care. But it can sometimes be quite a challenge. Many dog experts offer a number of suggestions on how to make the this daily exercise more enjoyable for you and your canine companion.
But dogs aren’t the only ones to benefit from learning a few tricks [...]
Imagine yourself strolling along the beautiful Coronado Beach in San Diego, California. You stare in awe as you witness the spectacular colors of the sun setting on the water. Your heart soars as you hear the roar of the surf. As you span the shoreline, you feel as though you’re walking on pillows, and the [...]
If you’re a nurse, you’re probably no stranger to foot pain. Working for eight, ten, or even twelve hours on your feet can really take its toll. By the end of your shift, your feet are throbbing. You’re taking regular doses of NSAIDs to ease the ache, but sometimes it’s still not enough, and the [...]
Millions of Americans suffer from chronic foot pain. Some experience the symptoms of plantar fasciitis: a tearing sensation on the bottom of their feet when they walk barefoot. Others endure the aching and feeling of bruising on the top, side, or heel of their feet. Still others suffer from the cramping and crowding and the [...]
If you’re looking for a chance to explore America’s natural beauty, there’s no better way than by hiking through our nation’s countryside. We’ve distilled a top five list of the greatest hiking experiences in the United States, giving you a sampling of must see hiking destinations.
Pacific Crest Trail
Whether you’re looking for a weekend adventure or [...]
Imagine eating a spoonful of made-from-scratch mashed potatoes--just like Mom used to make. The taste is creamy and buttery, and it has just the right amount of lumps. The experience is sinfully delicious.
Now think about your favorite pair of comfortable shoes. Remember how good they feel on your feet. No other shoes in the world [...]
Shoes have been around almost as long as humankind. Foot coverings were one of the early signs of civilization. The sandal and moccasin have existed since ancient times. These protected against sharp rocks and extreme temperatures. Later, the middle ages saw the invention of boots, leather shoes, and high heels.
Even with these latest breakthroughs in [...]
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With all of the “big” things that could go wrong with our feet, we often overlook the the little, but important, toes. If you’re feeling toe pain, your toes are trying to tell you something. Here’s a list of 5 of [...]
I can’t think of a better way to relieve stress from a hectic work week than taking a weekend camping trip. Nothing compares with the complete tranquility of communing with nature to recharge my batteries. The breathtaking natural views, the majestic trees, the babbling brook, and the crackling campfire—each of these fills me with wonder [...]
At the end of a long day of standing in front of a classroom on hard concrete or tile floors, teachers seek a variety of remedies to ease the aching of their sore feet. These remedies might include a foot bath, massage, icing, elevating their feet, or just resting the feet. Most of these remedies [...]
Rugged Maniac, Super Spartan, Tough Mudder aren’t names you would have heard of a few years ago; but with more and more people wanting to get in shape, compete in an organized event, and also have some fun at it, these are becoming household names in the fitness world.
Something for Everyone
Many people have heard [...]
In addition to the numerous health benefits—and the runner’s high—one of the biggest reasons why people choose to run is that it’s cheap. Unlike other sports, you don’t need a lot of expensive equipment. All you really need is a little initiative.
But new runners might get overwhelmed sorting through all of the running gear that’s [...]
We at KURU are concerned about the health of your feet. We’ve discussed a number of foot injuries that can be helped by wearing supportive shoes: plantar fasciitis, flat feet, heel spurs, and metatarsalgia.
Well here’s one more for you. Add Morton’s Neuroma to the list. Here’s a brief overview of this painful foot disorder. We’ll [...]
So you want to get in shape. But the idea of running on a treadmill bores you to tears. What do you do? Fortunately, health clubs do not have a monopoly on fitness.
Here are some intense outdoor activities that are sure to keep you in shape and satisfy your craving for excitement and adventure: hiking [...]
At one time or another, we’ve all had a job that required us to be on our feet all day. Whether working retail sales, serving as a tour guide, or working in a hospital--the constant pounding of each step can leave us limping by the end of the day.
You may have tried a number of [...]
If it hurts when you walk or run, it may be a problem with your shoes. The wrong pair of shoes can do more than cause sore feet; they can end up hurting your whole body. Obviously you wouldn’t workout wearing a pair of high heels or flip flops. That would be “shoe-icide.”
But don’t be [...]
Nothing can take you out of the game quicker than an ankle injury. At best, an ankle injury can be a painful inconvenience. At worst, it can keep you off your feet and totally disrupt your life. Here are a list of the most common ankle injuries and 5 treatments to help get you back [...]
I have the toughest time keeping my feet warm in the winter. What’s worse, once my feet get cold, it takes forever to get them warm again. But cold feet aren’t simply an uncomfortable nuisance. If you’re braving the freezing temperatures outside, cold feet may lead to frostbite or hypothermia. Here are some tips for [...]
Winter’s not even halfway over, and already I’m longing for the good ol’ days of summer. I don’t know about you, but sun and sandy beaches sound awfully inviting during this frigid time of year. If you’re looking to for an early thaw, set a course for these for warmer climates. They are sure to [...]
Meta-what? Meta … tarsal … gia. Metatarsalgia is the pain and swelling in the ball of your foot. The good news is that, most of the time, this pain can be treated at home with a little extra care. The bad news is that it can keep you down and out, preventing you from carrying [...]
It’s a new year, and a time for new resolutions. If you’re like many people resolving to take advantage of aerobic exercise benefits this year, you need to get started right away. Nearly 88% of people who make new year resolutions fail to reach their goal. If you’re going to get in shape this year [...]
I recently found myself squeezed into a freezing, wet pair of adorable patterned flats at a friend’s winter wedding. As I stood there thinking, “This is stupid,” I also started wondering why fashionable shoes are so impractical. True, stylish shoes are not all bad. They look great, and can pull together your entire outfit. They [...]
When you’re thinking about picking up a new workout routine, one of the first things you have to consider is the equipment you’ll need to be successful. With some routines, this list can be extensive and expensive. Running is a different breed of workout. There is very little gear required to be successful, and all [...]
So you’ve decided to take up hiking as a hobby. There are a lot of benefits to hiking. It’s the ultimate non-competitive exercise. It’s cheap. You can either hike with others or go alone. And it’s a great way to relieve stress and rejuvenate your mind and body.
However, there is one problem: What do you [...]