Women's Active Walking Shoes (Perfect for Heel Pain)

KURU Chicane Active Walking Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis - Midnight Blue - Pair -

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  • Black-Delirium
  • Buff-LightTeal
  • MidnightBlue-PurpleDahlia
  • Moss-Raspberry
  • Riveter-Black

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  • 6
  • 6.5
  • 7
  • 7.5
  • 8
  • 8.5
  • 9
  • 9.5
  • 10
  • 10.5
  • 11
  • 11.5
  • 12

Fit: True to Size

Width: Medium

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The award-winning CHICANE is our best-seller that keeps getting better. In fact, it is a leading light hiker that fits more feet, out of the box. It's no wonder it has won both the 2011 and 2012 Reader's Choice Award for best trail walking shoe. Designed as the perfect casual shoe for traveling and light hiking, the CHICANE has become a favorite among many of our most loyal fans.

The innovative, asymmetric tongue shape of the CHICANE is designed to follow the curve of your instep. Since the height of everyone's instep is different, this unique tongue shape allows the CHICANE to adapt to even the most difficult to fit foot shapes. In addition, a smartly placed tongue gusset helps keep debris and gunk out of your shoes.

The updated CHICANE is designed to provide superior support, comfort and fit for all-day wear. Now you can focus on yourself, or others, without being distracted by foot discomfort. You will love how the CHICANE helps you get more done so, at the end of every day, you will feel new-found gratitude.

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Reasons you'll love the Chicane:

  • Better Fit - proprietary asymmetric tongue design follows the top-line of the foot for a better, more adjustable fit
  • Integrated Heel & Arch Support - innovative insole includes a varus wedge with seamless arch support for an incredibly healthy stride
  • Durable rand for stability and abrasion resistance
  • Protection from the Elements - Fully gusseted tongue keeps debris and dust out of your shoes
  • Secure Laces - kRibs™ Lacing System wraps the webbing around the foot for a sock-like fit
  • Amazingly Comfortable - anatomical KURUSOLE™ midsole chassis gives all-day comfort for the trail
  • Breathable - moisture wicking liners
  • Good Grip - high-grade, rubber cupsole outsole construction offers large lugs for excellent traction and long life (non-marking)
  • Nature's Cushioning - orthotic HeelKradl™ in footbed cups your heel as nature intended
  • Nubuck Leather Uppers - Nubuck finish leathers for superior comfort and durability along with luxurious, full-grain nubuck leather uppers (Riveter Black) for superior fit
  • Mesh Uppers - Mesh upper for improved breathability and warm-weather performance
  • Origin - Imported (China)

Ideal For:

  • Technology: Orthopedic, arch support, asymmetric shoe lacing, ribbed fit
  • Foot injuries: Flat feet, Morton’s Neuroma, fallen arches, plantar fasciitis, foot pain
  • Activity: Walking, light hiking, (neighborhood stroll), travel, standing

Fit: True to Size

Width: Medium


Customer Reviews

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Great Choice for Heel Pain
I do not own a car and my job involves dog walking as well. After I started developing too much heel pain I needed to buy a quality shoe with good support for my heel bones. I did a lot of reading on this site and believed that the technology in these shoes would work. I couldn't decide on which one, so I asked on Kuru's Facebook page for suggestions and got a quick response. After wearing these Chicane Women's shoe on the first day I felt immediate relief. It is now 3 weeks later and my pain during walking and standing is almost gone!
Review by: LORI on 6/13/16
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Great shoes
I love these shoes the color goes with most of my outfits. I bought a pair of tennis shoes before i needed another pair to wear to work am thinking of buying another pair. Very fast shipping. I have had plantars fasciitis for over a year and have been trying to find shoes to him and they have. It's not 100% but they ur getting there. Would recommend these shoes.
Review by: Tricia on 6/6/16
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5 stars
This is my second pair of Kuru shoes. I have planters and these are great! Wore them all day working outside and into the evening for four days in a row. I couldn't believe my heels didn't hurt. I have ordered the sandles and got my hubby a pair of the shoes. He loves them!
Review by: Cyndi on 6/1/16
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Healing at LAST!!
I have a small foot with a high arch. In recent years I have been plagued with off and on plantar fasciitis-- pain in arch and heel. It had returned recently and in anticipation of a trip to Australia, I wanted to be in shape for lots of walking. My Fitbit prompted me to walk ever farther, but then my feet were killing me. What to DO? I googled best shoes for PF, and Kuru Shoes came up as a choice. I picked the Chicane as a fun sporty style. They were exactly true to size, and in about a week were nicely molded to my feet. Each week my pain has diminished and by now it's not something I have to think about at all. I can walk long distances and stand at my retail job all day and no worries! THANKS, KURU!!
Review by: Barbara on 5/31/16
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Comfortable and look good
Not only these shoes cradle your heels and support your arches perfectly, they also look great, definitely not like some bulky orthopedic shoes. I love the color combination, too. Definitely considering another pair - to have a variety in color and style!
Review by: Oxana on 5/27/16
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      Do they run true to size?

    • A:

      Yes, the CHICANE runs true to size for most people. We would recommend you purchase your true size.

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      How are these shoes for Achiellis tendon pain? Which shoes do you recommend?

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      While none of our shoes are made to specifically target Achilles Tendon injuries, they are built on an anatomical last which helps to realign the body from the ground up which often helps relieve pain in the ankles, knees, hips, and even the back. Our HEELHUGR technology offers a deep heel cup which flexes with each step to hug the heel and offer a more stable foundation, which also contributes to a healthier Achilles tendon.

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Genius Shoes

The patented KURUSOLE™ dynamically adapts, keeping your fat pad under your heel bone. You get natural comfort with unbelievable support and performance.


The Power of Three

The breakthrough KURUSOLE™ has set a new standard of adaptive comfort shoes. It's no wonder KURU has quickly become a most comfortable shoe. But we didn't stop there. Our proven KURUSOLE™ is combined with other powerful technologies on the CHICANE. With this level of innovation, you can experience wellness that feels like an all-new new lease on life.

Happy comfort

KURU Ultimate Insoles™ use space-age foams biomechanically shaped to give you superior shock absorption and amazing arch support.

They also use your natural body heat to mold to your feet for a truly custom fit.

Get custom molded comfort with improved mobility for true happiness.

Love your feet

The secret to the feel good effect of KURU is the superior HEELKRADL™ component. This groundbreaking technology naturally cups your heels so you can do more and go longer.

With the HEELKRADL™ under your foot, you will once again love being on your feet.

Feel good foam

Premium KURUKLOUD™ midsole foams use state-of-the-art shapes to reduce heel impacts while offering a smoother transition from heel to toe. KURUKLOUD™ gives you a silky smooth stride that simply feels so good.

With a ride this smooth, time flies by.


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Press / Awards



New and improved for an even stronger showing, the Chicane wins's 2012 Readers' Choice Award for BEST Trail Shoe. This time, highlighted such benefits including a gusseted tongue and its performance on the trail. In fact, one reader who nominated it said, "Took them to Europe in October, over all kinds of terrain. Loved the way my feet felt at the end of the day!".


The legendary Chicane was awarded's 2011 Readers' Choice Award for BEST Hiking Shoe. It won due to its versatility as the perfect shoe for trail, travel and as an overall comfort shoe.

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"I love discovering small, independent shoe companies...Kuru’s special feature is a specially-designed curved sole that works to spread out the weight of your body coming down on your heel. As far as I'm concerned, it works perfectly."

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"The shoe felt like one seamless entity on my foot: The insole cups the heel and supports your arch while the lacing system acts like a ribcage over the foot."

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"As the shoes wore in, they became one of the most comfortable things I’ve had on my feet in quite a while."