Featured / January 15, 2013
With the snow melting, and warmer temperatures approaching, now is a great time to think about hitting the trails for a good hike. As you prepare, do not forget to consider your hiking gear. It may be time to replace some of your stuff, and that may include your hiking shoes. A new pair of [...]
Cardiovascular fitness offers countless benefits such as a longer life span, energy, a better sex life, and a great looking body. However, cardiovascular fitness can be broken into two basic parts. Find out what the significance of each part, and how it affects you.
Cardiovascular Fitness Part 1: Weight Loss
While weight lifting and cross training can [...]
With the everyday stress and love that goes into motherhood, it often times feels like there is not enough time in the day to accomplish things. From cooking, cleaning, laundry, working, helping kids with homework, or dropping kids off at lessons or games, it becomes quite difficult to try and simplify things so you can [...]
If you are one who enjoys walking in the outdoors during this time of year, you already know that the best walking shoes should be on your feet. Have you ever realized the possibilities and benefits your best walking shoes could lead you to? From exercising to taking a refreshing walk through a park, or even [...]
Joanie was our first KURU Achieve Your Goals Winner who is training daily to run a half marathon on May 3rd. Having overcome osteoporosis, this yearly half marathon is one of the things that helps Joanie stay fit and healthy.
Snow, Snow and More Snow
With only one month and a week left before the big race [...]
Heel spurs are are abnormal bone growths on the heel that can form when your plantar fascia ligament pulls away from your heel, and is common to folks who have either flat feet or unusually high arches. Women in particular suffer from heel spurs because of the type of shoes they wear frequently (lay off [...]
If you are one who frequently suffers from sore and achy feet, have you ever wondered what may be causing your feet to hurt in the first place? If you spend a lot of your day walking, standing, hiking, or even shopping, these are all possible causes for sore feet. So what helps sore feet? [...]
Plantar fasciitis can make doing regular daily things difficult. When it is difficult to do regular actions such as running, walking, or even just standing, you might find yourself sitting out of a lot of things. This can put a serious damper on your life and your ability to do the kinds of activities you [...]
Have you ever thought about the benefits that come from hiking? Not only do you have the opportunity to enjoy the beauties of nature, you also give your body a good workout for better health. With a good pair of hiking shoes on your feet, it is time to hike your way to better health.
A bone spur is a tiny bony protrusion in the heel. A bone spur can cause pain and make it difficult to walk. There are a few ways to help ease bone spur pain without having invasive surgeries. Try these for bone spur relief before you go to drastic measures.
3 Tips For Bone Spur Pain
Everyone has suffered from sore and achy feet at some point or another. It could be after a long day at work, it could be from a hard run, or the aches may stem from injury or disease. Whatever the cause, help for aching feet is always appreciated when your feet are in pain.
When it [...]
Where is it you want to go? Paris? Italy? A bed and breakfast downtown from where you live? No matter where you travel, you will be spending a lot of time on your feet. If you make sure you wear the best travel shoes for women, you will be able to travel in style and [...]
It seems like common sense to wear the right kind of shoe for your activities. But many people do not know the difference between a hiking shoe and a hiking boot, or even the fact that there IS a difference! To help keep you safe and healthy, we have compiled a list of the differences [...]
Have you ever thought about how you live your life? What choices have you made? What are your lifelong goals you would like to accomplish? For many, accomplishing goals and making choices requires a lot of work, and attitude can make all the difference. Have you ever thought about how your feet could affect your [...]
Exercise walking, just like any other form of exercise, requires the right equipment. This means having the best walking shoes! You probably would not want to go for a walk wearing cleats or toe shoes, after all. Walking shoes should be comfortable and fit well- not to mention provide support to all areas of your [...]
Although heel spurs do not typically cause pain, the conditions causing the heel spurs can be very painful and keep you from living your normal healthy lifestyle. Without heel spur shoes on your feet, your body is stressed by frequent and intense impact when walking, standing, or running on uneven or hard surfaces which can [...]
I have been writing for KURU shoes for over about nine months now. I know the ins and outs of the amazing KURU technology, and I understand the mechanics that literally make KURU shoes the most anatomically correct shoe available today. I have become an expert on foot problems and exactly the way KURU can [...]
Whether you are a doctor, nurse, busy mom, or a busy cashier or retailer, you probably find yourself on your feet for countless hours each day. The real question though, are you caring for your feet by wearing comfortable supportive shoes? How do you know if you have comfortable supportive shoes? If you are on [...]
When it comes to athletic footwear, there is no one-size-fits all. The best type of athletic footwear really depends on the type of foot structure you have. Some people have high arches, some have normal arches, and some folks have completely flat feet. While the best athletic footwear will be customized to your individual foot [...]
Plantar fasciitis can be the worst. Not only does it hurt to participate in many of your favorite activities, plantar fasciitis can completely rearrange your lifestyle. Plantar fasciitis is often misunderstood, and there are a lot of plantar fasciitis myths roaming around out there. Do not be fooled. Understanding your plantar fasciitis can help you [...]
Arnold is our fourth winner of a free pair of KURU shoes to help him meet his goals for 2014. While we originally planned to have three winners, we could not pass up the opportunity to award Arnold with a pair of KURU shoes. Instead of eliminating one of our other wonderful winners, we added [...]
While your foot doctor really does have your best health at heart, the truth is that there are some things he will not tell you. Sometimes, this is because he makes money if he does not tell you. Some of it just does not come up. Either way, beware of these three things that your [...]
Your achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the body. It connects the heel bone to the muscles in the back of the calf, and without it, you would not be able to lift your heel as you walk. If your achilles heel or tendon is ruptured or injured, you may be limited [...]
Spring is around the corner and many people welcome spring by planning a fun getaway. Comfort is key when you are traveling and your best travel footwear should not be left behind. The last thing you want is sore feet, and providing your feet with the best travel footwear is the most useful tool for [...]
Every day is a new day, and your feet have a new job to take on even if it is the same as the day before. What job is that? Your feet work each and every day to support the rest of your body. Without our feet, it would be troubling to get around and [...]
Runners knee is the most common knee running injury and can keep any runner on the side lines. This type of injury occurs when a mistracking kneecap irritates the femoral groove where it rests on the thighbone. It is often hard to determine what causes this type of knee running injury to occur, but worn [...]
While the majority of the world’s population suffers from some sort of overpronation due to fallen arches. This means that their ankles roll inward to sustain their weight. Less than 10 percent of the population suffers from underpronation, also known as supination.
When babies are born, they have flat feet. The arches develop as they age [...]
Valentine’s Day is all about love. At KURU, Valentine’s day is also about shoes. That is why we put together a list of 5 reasons we are in love with KURU shoes, and why you should be too.
KURU Shoes Will Never Leave You Lonely
If you are one of those people who would rather refer to [...]
Many people love the snow. It rings in the holiday season and means Christmas is on the way. Now, though, the holidays are over, and if you are a runner, you are probably wondering how to maintain your fitness goals through the rest of the snowy months. We have a list of winter running gear [...]
Everyone loves a survivor, and that is just what our Achieve Your Goals winner, David is. At KURU, we were inspired by his cancer survival story, and his happy, positive attitude.
As a golf pro for his full adult life, David has done everything from running golf facilities to teaching golf lessons. Golf was not just [...]
Did you know that every year, nearly 250,000 people suffer from walking induced injuries? Causes of foot pain when walking are on the rise, and many of these injuries are due to the ignorance of oncoming pain while walking. When pain is ignored, it can lead to a more serious injury and keep you from [...]
Everyone knows that nurses have the biggest hearts. They also have the sorest feet. An average nurse’s shift is 12 hours long, and nurse shoes are not all that forgiving. If you are a nurse, it is time to care for your feet the way you care for your patients. Follow our checklist to find [...]
As a child, your mom probably told you a million times to eat your fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet, because they are good for you. Many of you probably felt that eating fruits and vegetables were a form of punishment since more often than not, they were yucky. It was much [...]
If you are a runner, you know that running can cause various foot health problems if you do not wear the proper footwear. Choosing running shoes that work best for your own unique feet is a must so you can avoid injuries and other foot problems while enjoying a refreshing pain free run. Here are [...]
If work keeps you frequently traveling, you may be finding yourself not getting the exercise needed to feel healthy and refreshed. Between travel time and meetings, you may find very little time in your schedule for a good workout, but that should not be an excuse to leave it behind. Fitness for travelers can be [...]
Life on your feet can look pretty daunting when you feel like you have tried everything to relieve the pain. Before you make any extreme decisions, try our favorite natural remedies for foot pain. There are a few you might not have heard of before.
5 Natural Remedies for Foot Pain You Have Not Tried Yet
Pronation is the inward movement of the foot gait as it rolls to distribute the force of impact of the ground as you walk or run. Pronation is critical for proper shock absorption and also helps you push off evenly from the front of the foot. Overpronation occurs when your feet turn inward as you [...]
We chose Patricia based on her amazing goal for the coming year. However, as we got to know this Jill-of-all-trades, we were even more impressed.
Author, acupuncturist, and “wholistic health” guru, Patricia has spent the majority of 2013 already working hard toward her goal of rebuilding a sailboat in order to take special needs children and [...]
Using a shoe spray on your most comfortable sneakers can be a bit scary if you have never used shoe spray before. However, during winter months, it is important to use shoe spray to protect your footwear and your own foot health.
3 Ways Shoe Spray can Preserve Your Shoes and Foot Health
Shoe Spray Keeps Water [...]
You probably do not remember taking your first step, but that first step was the beginning of a lifelong journey for you and your feet. Have you ever thought about the number of miles your feet have taken you, and the number of miles they still have to go? Comfortable walking shoes are a must [...]
If you are experiencing an increase in energy and vitality, especially after experiencing lows from the winter months, you may be experiencing spring fever. It is not uncommon for people to experience sudden changes in energy and mood when the sun starts shining more and the snow starts to disappear. After being cooped up indoors [...]
We all have a favorite pair of our most comfortable shoes that go just about everywhere with our feet. Have you ever thought about what your most comfortable shoes may be doing to the overall health of your feet? Many people think that if they are comfortable, they are fine. That is not always the [...]
Wearing the best walking shoes for travel is essential in making your vacation the best ever. Imagine being late for your flight and as you sprint down to your terminal, you start experiencing foot pain. What is that pain telling you? Did you throw on a pair flip flops or dress shoes thinking you could [...]
Did you know that traveling more is one of the top 3 new years resolutions made each year? If you made the goal to travel more, it is not too late to go somewhere great! Stylish walking shoes for travel can help get you where you want to go while staying comfortable and stable. Let [...]
Joanie, a zumba fanatic with 12 grandkids, first found out she had osteoporosis during a bone density scan in February 2004. Deciding to make the best of her situation, Joanie called up her twin sister and began training or a ½ marathon. Even though her doctor wanted to give her a prescription, Joanie chose to [...]
Your feet are the very foundation of your body. It stands to reason (no pun intended) that when you use low quality shoes, you will get low quality results. These results do not only affect your feet, they can also cause leg injuries.
Leg Injuries #1: The Ankles
Without proper arch and ankle support, you can end [...]
With the same trusted technology you find in every KURU shoe, our new QUANTUMS from KURU offer even more. Let us guide you through the stunning new QUANTUM shoe for a thorough look at the greatest shoe ever made.
6 New Colors to Choose From
You asked for more color and more styles. We are bringing it [...]
The Achilles tendon runs from your calf down to your heel. Although it can endure great force, it can also become easily injured resulting in unwanted achilles tendon pain along with heel pain and pain in arch of foot. Achilles tendon pain can be caused by many different things, but one of the of the [...]
Shoes with good arch support can help your feet stay comfortable. You already know that. What you might not know already is that shoes with good arch support can benefit your whole body from the ground up.
How Shoes With Good Arch Support Can Benefit Your Whole Body
1. Shoe With Good Arch Support Provide a Solid [...]
While many women are busy moms, many of us find ourselves so caught up with the everyday stresses, our comfortable shoes for women get left behind. We tend to forget to pamper our feet with comfortable shoes for women as we are on our feet for long periods of time caring for kids, grocery shopping [...]