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Back to School Checklist: Casual Shoes

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By: KURU Footwear

Welcome back! Back to school, that is! It’s time to equip ourselves with the essentials that will carry us through bustling campuses, busy classrooms, and active routines. Whether you’re a college student, a teacher, or a parent, one crucial aspect often overlooked is the footwear that supports you on your daily journeys.

Here, at KURU Footwear, we understand the significance of comfortable and reliable casual shoes, and we’re here to guide you through a more comfortable and pain-free school year.

Key Takeaways

  • Walking is an essential part of the daily routine for many people during the school year, including college students, teachers, and parents.
  • Teachers are at high risk for foot injuries due to spending about 10-12 hours on their feet every day. The increased prevalence of overpronation significantly contributes to various types of foot injuries, underscoring the importance of ensuring proper arch support.
  • Parents also spend a lot of time on their feet, especially those who walk their children to and from school. Walking to school is an excellent way to get exercise, and parents deserve comfortable shoes to make their daily routines more comfortable.

College Students

If you are a college student, you may walk your casual shoes all over a big campus to make it to your classes. The average college student walks about 5 miles per day, and that is just taking campus walking into account. Those miles will climb higher if they have a job or exercise routine.

When doing your back-to-school shopping for college, make sure you have casual shoes that are comfortable and sturdy enough to get you through those 5-plus miles every day. Prevent foot pain and other body aches by ensuring your casual shoes have cushioned footbeds to absorb shock and encourage your natural gait.

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Teachers spend about 10-12 hours on their feet every day, from recess to gym class to bus duty. Studies also show that 70% or more of teachers have overpronation to any varying degree. Overpronation contributes to plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, ankle injuries, and even knee injuries.

If you are a teacher, you cannot afford to be off your feet because of a foot injury. Avoid downtime by adding shoes for standing to your back-to-school wardrobe.

Standing for periods of time can put a lot of stress on the arches of your feet. Casual shoes specifically for standing offer proper arch support and can help prevent standing injuries such as fallen arches and overpronation, which can lead to plantar fasciitis. Since, as a teacher, you spend so much time on your feet, make sure your back-to-school casual shoes offer arch support you can trust to help you maintain proper foot health.


When you are a parent, your children are not the only ones who go back to school. Many moms and dads walk their small children to and from school daily. Walking throughout the school year is an excellent way to get your exercise for the day. Children within walking distance of their school live an average of 1.5 to 2 miles away. If you walk your child to and from school, you will walk around 6 to 8 miles a day!

Whether you walk your child to and from school or not, you spend a lot of time on your feet! There are no days off or bank holidays from parenthood. School aside, you put a lot of miles on your feet at work, home, and places in between. Don’t you deserve to parent in comfort?

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KURU Gets an A+ in Comfortable Shoes

With the innovative KURUSOLE technology, it is no wonder KURU is the teacher’s pet. From some of the brightest minds come the inventive, space-age midsole foams which conform to the unique contours of your feet for support and comfort you can believe in.

Because of the anatomical lasts used to shape our shoes, KURU can offer excellent arch support crafted directly into the sole for a medical-grade orthotic fit you cannot find in any other shoe. But we did not stop there. KURU’s casual shoes also offer a deep and dynamic heel cradle in every shoe. This amazing yet simple addition allows your body to utilize the protection nature gives you to absorb shock and protect your heel by cupping your heel and keeping your heel fat pad where it belongs: below your heel.

Back to school means standing on your feet for various people. From students to teachers and crossing guards to teachers, keep your feet healthy this school year with a pair of casual shoes from KURU. Let KURU provide comfort and protection for your feet so you can feel good all day, go longer and do more. Prevent aches and pains so you can focus on your class, school work, and children for a happier and healthier school year.

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