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.

Fall in Love.


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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Best shoes ever
I have struggled with pain in my feet from plantar fasciitis and arthritis and walking was difficult for me. These shoes have been a miracle from the moment I put them on. Love them and wear them every day now.
Review by: Margie on 5/24/16
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No breaking in necessary!
I got my Chicane shoes last week and went hiking over the weekend. From the moment I put them on, they felt fantastic! I did not have any discomfort and the shoe fit my foot like a glove, a very cozy glove. They have good support and my heal pain was minimal! This is my 3rd pair of Kurus, if you haven't tried them yet, do so! Relief can be possible.
Review by: Raquel on 5/23/16
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More than I expected
this is my first pair of Kuru's and I felt relief from plantar fasciitis the first day I wore them. I have been trying different types of shoes for many years and these by far out rated the others. I work in a hospital and have already recommended you to my coworkers. Thank you for a wonderful and "understanding" product.
Review by: ffrausch on 5/22/16
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Awesome shoes
This is my 3 pairs of shoes I ordered from Kuru. I simply loves it . I wear it for workout or walking on trails. Hope u bring more fun colors .
Review by: Liza on 5/20/16
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my chicanes arrived today!
My shoes arrived two days early.. They are exactly what I expected and after about an hour around the house they are very comfortable. Definitely on the larger side. I'd recommend going a full size smaller than the largest you've ever had to buy in new balance, sketcher, or fila. I was afraid of going too small, but the shoes are very roomy and run quite long. For example, I wear 8.5 in the aforementioned brands. The size 8 chicanes may be too big without cushioned socks and an extra insole.. Hopefully that helps some one out there! They're great shoes! I do think actual measurements would be helpful for online ordering though.
Review by: April on 5/17/16
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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."