Common Questions About Shoes

Common Questions About Shoes

Many people have questions when they go shopping for a new pair of shoes. It's important to be an educated buyer so you can get the best value out of your purchases. Following are some helpful tips and guidelines for our customers. You will find that Kuru offers some of the most versatile footwear available. In addition, with our patent-pending KuruSole midsole technology, Kuru is the most anatomical active footwear brand on the market.

Caring For Your Shoes

When you have a pair of shoes you love, it's important to care for them properly. Here's how to properly care for and extend the life of your shoes:

  • Rotate your shoes: Don't wear the same shoes two days in a row. The foot perspiration from each day needs to dry out.
  • Store your shoes properly: Use shoe trees to preserve the shape of your shoes, and don't throw your shoes in a big pile where they can't properly dry and get smashed.
  • Keep your shoes clean: Remove any loose dirt from your shoes, and let wet shoes dry out in room temperature air, never under a heat source. Use appropriate leather and textile treatments to protect the shoe uppers. 
  • With just a little effort, your new shoes can stay looking new for years.

    Practical Guidelines to Buying Shoes:

    For warm weather, you should have versatile shoes that breathe well, are comfortable, and regulate temperature. Open mesh style shoes allow heat and perspiration to escape while also protecting your foot. It's also important to buy shoes that give proper support. All our mens shoes and womens shoes offer amazing support through our KuruSoleā„¢ technology. 

    For colder weather, you should have comfortable shoes that will protect your feet from the rain, snow, and colder temperatures. Shoe material technology has significantly advanced in more recent years and has created some high-performance materials and advanced leather finishes. These offer much more versatility and performance in a broader range of weather conditions. Such materials include soft shell, which is lighter than leather, breathes better than leather, and has virtually no break-in time. 

    Which socks work best with my shoes?

    First, consider the thickness of the socks, and make sure the shoes will fit properly and that the thickness is appropriate for the shoes. Next, think about the color. In general, socks should be a lighter shade of your shoes. Matching your sock color to your shoes can make your legs look longer.

    How do I break in a new pair of shoes?

    No matter how excited you are about a new pair of shoes, be careful about wearing them for a full day. This is particularly true for athletic, running, or hiking shoes. It's critical to properly break-in your shoes for your unique foot shape. Every one walks differently and it can take time for your shoes to get used to your feet, and vice-versa. A good way to break in your shoes is to wear them around the house a little, then to run errands and eventually for full days at a time.

    Shoes to splurge on

    Are you looking for shoes that will stand the test of time? Kuru offers many styles that are durable, high-quality, and will last a long time. In addition, Kuru Footwear is the Most Anatomical active footwear on the market. With this quality of support, these are shoes worth splurging on.

    Do Performance socks really make a difference?

    Matching the appropriate socks with your shoes is critical. There are a lot of high quality sock manufacturers that promise high levels of performance. Some high-performance materials include Merino Wool, Lycra, Coolmax, and other thread technologies. It's important to find socks that work for you and your feet.

    Having said that, high performance socks can significantly improve your experience for almost activitiy including walking, hiking, or outdoors. They can reduce fatigue; reduce the risk of blisters; wick moisture and sweat away from your feet; and keep your feet comfortable and warm. 

    However, it's important to realize that high performance socks usually reduce friction, which has a potential negative effect when wearing your shoes. These low friction designs can actually increase how much your foot slips inside your shoes.