Featured / April 16, 2014
A pair of good walking shoes should be a staple in every wardrobe! Walking is great exercise not just for your body, but walking can also help you clear your mind and sharpen your focus. Walking can be a lovely evening activity with your special someone, your kids, your dog, or even if you just [...]
We all know the equation for losing weight: eat well and exercise. Exercising regularly has many benefits aside from weight loss, though! Regular exercise benefits your heart and cardiovascular system, tones muscles and sheds fat. But we have discovered four surprising exercise benefits that you may not have considered!
Exercise benefits #1. Improved mood and stress [...]
You may not think about your feet that often, but in return, your feet think about you all the time! In fact, your feet have a very tiring job to do every day of your life.
Whether you are walking running, or standing, your feet take on a lot of impact and stress in order to [...]
Warm up exercises tend to add a good chunk of time to your workout. When you are pressed for time, this can be a little bit annoying. However, warm up exercises can help your body a lot more than you might think. Here is how.
1. Warm Up Exercises Warm You Up
Literally. It is right there [...]
Our toes are little things, but they mean a whole lot to our health. You might not really think about it, but toes play an important role in our ability to walk. Toe pain can keep you off your feet and make it difficult to be active. These five toe pain causes can easily be [...]
Walking, running, hiking, or hitting the gym, fitness shoes are a must in order to protect your feet from injury. Choosing the wrong fitness shoes can affect the way you feel and keep you on the sidelines nursing aches and pains rather than keeping your active lifestyle going. Do you know how to pick the [...]
KURU shoes have summer written all over them. From hiking, to the beach, to a quaint little farmer’s market and pretty much anywhere in the world, KURU shoes give you everything you need to stay healthy from the ground up. If you are looking for some fun summer activities, look no further. KURU shoes have [...]
What kind of lifestyle do you live? Your heart, your brain, and your entire body can enjoy the many benefits of exercise, but are you aware of some things that can do more harm than good to the body, even if you are enjoying the benefits of exercise?
It is very easy to fall into a [...]
Foot care at it’s most basic applies to everyone. Your feet are the very foundation of your whole body and it is important to have proper foot care. These ten fun facts about feet can really motivate you to rethink the way you care for your feet.
You Know What They Say About A Man’s Shoe [...]
If you are a student, or even if you just want to keep your brain sharp, this list of healthy eating habits that will boost your brainpower is for you.
4 Healthy Eating Habits for Your Brain
Eat Fruit, First Thing
The first thing you eat each morning should be a fruit. Fruits are high in fiber and [...]
Preventing Sweaty Feet This Summer
There are a lot of great things about summer: vacations, sun, sports, and excessive amounts of ice cream. But there are a few troubles that come around every summer that we dread dealing with every year. One of these is stinky, sweaty feet.
Out in the sun, trapped in confining shoes, and [...]
Soda pop, potato chips and sugary gas station treats seem to come with the road trip territory. While it is okay to splurge a little, you are still going to need to do some travel exercises to keep things in check.
Travel Exercise 1: Exercise Your Core
Whether you are in the driver’s seat or the passenger [...]
First of all, what in the world is the plantar fascia? The plantar fascia is a tissue that stretches along the bottom of your foot. It is like a piece of elastic that stretches as you walk or move. As with any other part of your body, if it is stretched beyond its normal range [...]
For most people, happiness is a choice. However, it can be difficult to get yourself out of a slump when you wake up on the wrong side of the bed. Follow our list of happiness hacks to give your mood a good workout and put a smile on your face.
Give Your Mood A Good Workout
Pain in the arch of foot can literally be a pain in the foot. If you are tired of sitting on the sidelines, knowing the causes of pain in arch of foot can help you know how to stop it.
4 Hidden Causes of Pain in Arch of Foot
Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation and swelling [...]
As humans, food we use food to manage our moods. This can be unhealthy, or it can be used with your diet tips to make us even more happy. Here’s how.
5 Diet Tips for Happiness
1. Celebrate Seratonin- Serotonin helps regulate sleep, your appetite, and boosts your mood, so it stands to reason that this is [...]
Running with a wide forefoot can cause ball of foot pain, deformation and numbness to the toes. If you have a wide forefoot, finding shoes that allow your feet enough wiggle room and blood circulation is paramount. Just in case you are having a hard time finding appropriate shoes, the way you lace the ones [...]
Do you have a summer bucket list? With kids out of school for the next 3 months, this is known to be one of the busiest 3 months of the season for travel. Traveling is great for almost anyone, and is especially beneficial with your best travel shoes on your feet. Here are some ways [...]
Summer is in full swing, and the mountain trails are calling. Your inner adventurer must answer. But first, you have to find outdoor hiking shoes that will carry you there reliably and in comfort. Follow our list of things to look for in a pair of outdoor hiking shoes so you can go above and [...]
Today, all Americans celebrate our independence with fireworks and food. Even if you belong to another country, here is another great celebration idea: How about a hike through the lovely “purple mountains majesty?”
If your Independence Day plans include hiking or trail chasing, let KURU in on the party. Our KURUSOLE™ with HEELHUGR™ technology provides ideal [...]
Are you ready to see the world? Summer means vacation time, and there is no better way to see the world than to make sure you have the best travel shoes. Wherever you travel this summer, there is a good chance there will be some walking involved, so having great travel walking shoes is important [...]
Nature is not just full of beauty. It is also full of benefits for the mind, body, and soul. Studies show that spending time outdoors with the best outdoor shoes on your feet can boost your mood while reducing recovery time from illnesses, surgeries, and other physical or mental conditions. Slip into the best outdoor [...]
What are trail shoes? Trail shoes are different from regular running shoes in two key areas:
Grip Required for Rugged Terrain: Trail shoes need a more detailed tread pattern and deeper lugs to improve performance and stability.
Foot Protection: Trail shoes usually have a stiff sole and plates hidden in the shoe to protect from tree roots [...]
Usually, people work out to get thinner or more healthy, but the benefits of exercise also have a massive effect on your brain.
The Benefits of Exercise...On Your Brain?
One of the benefits of exercise is a decrease in depression. This is probably not news to you. However, the way depression is lessened by exercise is [...]
The best hiking shoes can make you feel like you are on top of the world! They can certainly help propel you to more majestic hikes, especially if you are not weighted down by heavy boots. Every pound adds to the weight of your climb, so great hiking shoes should help you stay light on [...]
Athletic Footwear: Popularity vs. Protection.
Whether you are an athlete or enjoy watching athletes compete, have you ever paid attention to the fancy athletic footwear? Some are high tech, others are bright colored and fun looking. The real question though, are they doing more harm than good to the active athlete?
As funny as it sounds, many [...]
There is nothing quite like a barbecue and fireworks to celebrate America’s independence day. Did you know that fireworks are responsible for about 9,300 injuries and about 20,000 fires in the U.S. each year? Staying safe and having fun do not have to be separate things, but you should take these safety tips to heart [...]
What are some of the most common causes of foot pain? The way your shoes fit can cause more harm than you might be aware of. Lack of foot care or unfortunate incidents can leave you with extreme amounts of foot pain. Knowledge is your first step to relieving and preventing foot pain.
1. Ill fitting [...]
With all the weight that our feet carry, it is no wonder that they get sore, tired and worn out from time to time! Foot problems can start small and get bigger, leading to more pain and necessary down time. When foot problems occur, sometimes it is hard to concentrate on anything else except getting [...]
Whether you walk, run, or stand on your feet all day long, the way you lace your shoes can go a long way in keeping your ankles healthy. Watch our video and follow these steps to lace your shoes for success.
Lace to Support Your Ankles:
Lace your shoes normally until you reach the top two [...]
The season for camping is in full swing. Let us give you some camping tips and ideas to keep things organized.
10 Camping Tips and Ideas That Will Make Everything Easier
1. Keep The Ticks At Bay
1 Part Tea Tree Oil.
2 Parts Water.
Spray over clothing, particularly socks and shoes and pant cuffs. Avoid the eyes.
2. Waterproof Matchbox
Everyone wears shoes. Your walking shoes are meant to protect our feet. Unfortunately, since nearly 72% of people do not wear the correct size, your walking shoes could be doing more damage than good. Here are some tips for finding the right shoe size. Hint: It does not include a “thumb width” the way your [...]
Summer’s best walking shoes are here! Whether you are a hiker, a runner, or plan on doing some travelling, we have the best walking shoe for you. The colors and styles of summer combine in the most comfortable shoes in the world. KURU wants to help you enjoy your summer, so we have designed the [...]
If you have diabetes, chances are your feet are sensitive to pressure. As pressure builds, the foot is not capable of managing and does not know how to react. Because of peripheral neuropathy— foot numbness associated with diabetes— it can be difficult to feel the swelling or pain and easy to miss the warning signs.
Attention all women out there who love hiking in the great outdoors. This article is for you! There are definitely no secrets about the many health benefits that come from hiking, but have you ever paid attention to the type of hiking shoes you wear? If you would like to enjoy added benefits to the [...]
When it comes to foot pain, inflammation and swelling are among the top of the list as contributing causes. No matter what caused your injury, natural remedies for inflammation can help you get the swelling down so you can get back on your feet and get going again, pain free.
5 Natural Remedies for Inflammation
Natural Remedies [...]
At KURU, we believe in natural healing. When it comes to swelling feet, nothing is more natural than a luxurious sugar scrub. In fact, you can make this amazing sugar scrub at home. We will even give you the recipe at the end of the article. First, here is your list of ingredients, and how [...]
Grilling season is on it’s way. If you are into health foods, this can be disheartening. So much meat. A little is great, but too much is just, well, too much. If you are looking for a way to grill and get your health foods fix all in one fell swoop, you have come to [...]
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. The reason why plantar fasciitis hurts is because the thick connective tissue along the bottom of your foot can become inflamed. Since the plantar fascia connects from the toes to the heel bone and creates the arch of the foot, plantar fasciitis literally [...]
For many years, many people have suffered from a painful foot problem called plantar fasciitis, which is inflammation of the connective tissue that connects your heel to the ball of your foot. Truth is, there could be more to this painful foot problem many have not heard about that can be far more serious than [...]
Taking a trip can be stressful if you do not have the necessary tools or the right travel walking shoes to make it work the right way for you. Here are some tips on how to make your trip the very best.
Plan your trip well. Before setting out on your adventure, make sure you have [...]
Did you know that your doctor can tell if you are a smoker just by looking at your feet? Smoking causes the skin on the feet to be redder, thinner, and shinier. If you have foot pain, you might be surprised to learn that your smoking habit may be causing that too.
While many people know [...]
When you spend most of your day on your feet, you are probably familiar with the soreness and aches that comes along with standing all day. Sore and achy feet can make you feel even more tired and irritable at the end of the day! But foot cures for painful feet do not have to [...]
Your arches are the most important structural feature of your feet since they bear the brunt of the pressure of the rest of your body. If you fail to care for your arches, your arches will fail to care for you. Shoes with good arch support are exact thing your feet need in order to [...]
No matter what you wear to work, casual shoes can be found in anyone’s closet. Casual shoes are comfortable, reliable, and make you look great in many different settings. With summer weather quickly approaching, we know you are itching for appropriate times to wear your casual shoes. Read along with us for some of the [...]
A healthy diet is more than just avoiding food that is bad for you. A healthy diet also includes lots of physical activity! Many doctors will recommend at least half an hour of physical activity per day to stay healthy and keep your cardiovascular system strong. Cardiovascular activity comes in different forms. Many people love [...]
Did you know that one foot alone contains more than 25% of your body’s bone mass? Not only that, your feet take on the stress of your entire body since they are your foundation. Aside from common foot problems such as plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, or Achilles tendonitis that can be brought on by a [...]
Some of the most sought after benefits of cardiovascular exercise are weight loss, heart health, and energy. There are also many other facts about cardiovascular fitness that you might not know, and which go without notice. Lets dig in!
10 Cardiovascular Fitness Facts You Do Not Know About
1. Stretching does not actually reduce your risk of [...]
Any outdoor enthusiast knows that only the sky is the limit! From running to hiking to swimming, there are many ways to get out and enjoy the fresh air. Having a great pair of shoes can help motivate you to get outside and get moving!
KURU shoes are the most comfortable outdoor shoes for nearly any [...]
Running injuries can be such a blow to an active athlete, and unfortunately they are very common. Studies show that as few as 19% and as many as 79% of runners are sidelined each year, some of which, on many occasions. While there are many injuries that come from running, here are some of the [...]