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Garden Shoes

Water and soil resistant to keep you in comfort all season long.

Are you tired of experiencing foot pain after a long day of work? Look no further than KURU shoes, designed to provide the perfect fit and support, ensuring your feet stay pain-free. Our stylish garden shoes will make you eager to venture outdoors and indulge in gardening!

Our garden shoes boast a durable exterior that shields your feet from the elements, while the plush interior cushions and supports your feet during your gardening activities. With innovative design and premium materials, these shoes offer exceptional comfort. Plus, their lightweight construction and slip-on design make them convenient to slip on and off whenever needed.

No matter your gardening preferences, KURU garden shoes are tailored to provide unparalleled comfort. Available in a range of sizes and designs, you’ll undoubtedly find the ideal pair for your needs.

What are Gardening Shoes?

Many people view gardening as a relaxing pastime, but it can be quite physically demanding. Long periods of bending, stooping, and kneeling can put an uncomfortable amount of pressure on your body, so you have to use the right tools for the job. Most are familiar with standard gardening boots; however, there is another type of footwear that is specifically designed for gardening tasks: gardening shoes.

Gardening shoes are a type of shoe that’s designed for use in the garden. The soles of gardening shoes are usually made of waterproof and slip-resistant materials, such as rubber. This adds great traction, which reduces the likelihood of slips and falls and keeps gardeners like you safe and comfortable while working in wet or muddy conditions. Best of all, after a long day of dirty work, these shoes are a breeze to clean because of their removable insoles.

  • A woman picking cherry tomatoes wearing KURU CHICANE garden shoes.

Types Of Garden Shoes & Finding the Best Fit

Are you experiencing foot pain while gardening due to uncomfortable footwear? Discover the various types of garden shoes available and learn how to select the perfect fit with the help of our KURU GURUs.

Garden shoes play a crucial role in every gardener’s attire. Not only do they shield your feet from sharp objects and thorns, but they also ensure dryness and comfort during your gardening sessions. When searching for the right pair of gardening shoes, you’ll come across different options, including gardening boots, gardening clogs, and slip-on garden shoes. Each type offers distinct benefits that can enhance your gardening experience.

To find your ideal garden shoes, conduct thorough research and try on different styles to determine the most suitable fit. When making a decision, consider the specific requirements of your gardening activities. If you frequently navigate uneven or slippery surfaces, prioritize shoes with excellent grip and support. For gardening among taller plants, opt for gardening boots with a higher shaft for added leg protection compared to clogs or slip-on shoes.

  • Gardening boots
    Gardening boots are a great option if you’re looking for something that will keep your feet dry and protected from mud and debris. They typically have a higher shaft that helps keep your feet dry. They typically have a more aggressive tread than a normal boot that helps you maintain traction in slippery conditions. This comes together to form a boot with good support and traction, making them ideal for gardening for long hours in slippery conditions.
    Gardening boots
  • Gardening clogs
    These shoes are another popular option for gardeners. They’re lightweight and comfortable, making them easy to wear for extended periods of time. They also slip on and off easily, so you don’t have to worry about lacing them up every time you want to put them on or take them off. They typically have a more comfortable fit than gardening boots, though they provide less coverage.
    Gardening clogs
  • Slip-on garden shoes
    These garden shoes are a good option if you’re looking for something that’s easy to take on and off. Slip-on garden shoes are a good middle ground between gardening boots and gardening clogs. They’re usually very lightweight and comfortable, and have a more aggressive tread on the bottom, making them ideal for maintaining traction in slippery conditions for an extended period of time.
    Slip-on garden shoes

Gardening Shoe Care Tips

No matter what gardening shoes you have, their care is quick and easy. Read on for cleaning and maintenance tips!

  • Avoid letting your gardening shoes rest on a wet surface for too long. This can cause the soles to deform, making them less comfortable to wear.
  • Use a toothbrush to scrub away any dirt or debris stuck in your shoes’ treads.
  • If your shoes look dirty, you can spot clean them with a cloth and mild soap.
  • If your shoes get wet, let them air dry at room temperature and stuff them with newspaper to help absorb the moisture. Do not put them in the dryer.
  • Store your shoes in a cool, dry place when they are not being worn.
  • If your garden shoes are starting to smell, sprinkle some baking soda inside and let them air out overnight. In the morning, brush out the baking soda, and your garden shoes should be as good as new.

With the proper care and effort, you can keep your KURU gardening shoes looking as clean and feeling as good as the day you bought them for years to come!

How To Pair Your Garden Shoes and When To Wear Them

When To Wear Them

Whether you’re an avid gardener or just like to keep a few potted plants around, you know it’s important to have a good pair of garden shoes. But when is the best time to wear garden shoes?

First, if it’s been raining or the ground is particularly wet, it’s a good idea to put on your garden shoes before heading outside. This will help to keep your feet from getting muddy and wet. Second, if you’re doing any sort of work in the garden — such as digging, weeding, or raking — it’s also a good idea to wear garden shoes. This way, you’ll avoid getting dirt and debris on your clothes. Third, if you’re working in a garden that has been recently treated with chemicals, it’s important to wear garden shoes to protect your feet from the chemicals. Finally, while they’re less necessary in this scenario, garden shoes can also be a good idea if you’re simply going for a walk in the garden or around the block. No matter where you take them, they’ll protect your feet from the elements and any potential hazards.

Best Gardening Shoes For Women

For women, gardening shoes are a great option for a casual look. Women who want to keep things casual while they garden should wear comfortable and stylish footwear like the best gardening shoes for women. Garden shoes are available in numerous styles, so you can choose the perfect pair to match your outfit. They pair well with jeans, shorts, and even skirts. If you want to dress up your look a bit, you can pair them with a blazer or jacket.

Best Gardening Shoes For Men

For many men, gardening shoes are the perfect choice for a casual or active look. They come in many styles, from slip-on leathers to lace-up work boots, to suit your preference. They pair well with jeans, shorts, and sweatpants. If you want to jazz up your look, you can pair them with a collared shirt or sweater. No matter what type of gardening shoe you choose, make sure it’s comfortable and fits well.

FAQs

  • What shoes do I wear for gardening?

    The shoes you should wear for gardening depend on a few factors. If you spend a considerable amount of time kneeling or squatting, gardening clogs or supportive sneakers are your best bet. If you’re doing some light weeding or trimming, then a pair of slip-on gardening shoes can work fine. Just remember that your footwear must be comfortable and maintain traction on wet soil.

  • What are the best shoes for gardening?

    When looking for the best gardening shoes for you, you’ll have to keep a few things in mind. First, think about the type of garden you have. If you have a lot of uneven terrain, you’ll want shoes with good traction to prevent slipping. If you have a more formal garden with smooth paths, you might be more concerned with comfort and style. However, regardless of your garden, make sure that your shoes are well-cushioned to protect your feet from bumps and bruises and keep you comfortable.

  • What should I look for in garden boots?

    There are a few key features to look for in garden boots. First, you want a comfortable boot that won’t chafe your feet. Second, consider the boot’s height. A taller boot will offer more support and protection from mud and debris, but a shorter boot may be more comfortable in warm weather. Ultimately, the best garden boot for you should strike a balance between comfort, function, and style.

  • Is it okay to wear sandals while gardening?

    We do not recommend wearing sandals while gardening. While sandals are comfortable and easy to slip on, they offer little to no protection for your feet while gardening. Sandals leave your feet vulnerable to being stung or bit by insects. Unless you’re doing very light gardening in a well-manicured lawn, we recommend wearing sturdy gardening shoes.

  • How is the arch support of KURU shoes?

    KURU shoes deliver excellent arch support without the need for thick inserts or expensive, custom orthotics.

    Superior arch support starts with our patented KURUSOLE technology, which delivers natural cushioning and dynamically hugs your heel with every step. Every foot is unique, and our ULTIMATE INSOLES adapt to fit your needs by using your own body heat to custom-mold to the shape of your feet over time.

    The corrective nature of our superior arch support is designed to neutralize your weight distribution and place your foot in the best anatomical position. This support can take some getting used to. We suggest slowly breaking in your new shoes over the course of 2–3 weeks.

In our 2024 study on foot pain across America, we found that a significant proportion of individuals sought professional assistance from podiatrists due to various foot ailments.

 

Among the 2,500 survey respondents experiencing foot pain, a notable 12% cited plantar fasciitis as their primary concern. Furthermore, our research revealed that plantar fasciitis was identified by medical experts as one of the three most common types of foot pain reported by patients, alongside other conditions.

Explore the latest foot pain trends, common causes of pain, treatment and prevention plans for maintained foot health in our 2024 Foot Pain Trends Report!

Three Layers of Support

At KURU, we pride ourselves on our unique approach to shoe design. We believe that shoes should be shaped to fit the natural contours of your feet, which is why we create every pair in three distinct support layers, not just an insole.

Our revolutionary ergonomic design starts with a curved footbed and adds unparalleled triple-layer support that includes shock-absorbing KURUCLOUD, heel-cupping KURUSOLE, and arch-supporting ULTIMATE INSOLES. The result? Shoes that are so comfortable you’ll stop thinking about your feet.

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    KURUSOLE

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    KURUCLOUD

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    ULTIMATE INSOLE

  • How KURU brings relief

    KURUSOLE

    Our shoes are equipped with KURUSOLE technology that’s designed to provide cushioning for your feet as effectively as possible. Our KURUSOLE provides cushioning and support right where you need it most while also absorbing shock and reducing impact. The outcome is shoes that feel custom-made for you, reducing foot pain and fatigue so that you can stay on your feet all day without any issues.

Our Secret

Animated GIF showing KURUSOLE tech in KURU shoes vs. typical flat interiors for plantar fasciitis pain.
Why Others Love KURU

Why Others Love KURU

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Wow! And cute to boot! This is my second pair of Kurus and I couldn’t be happier. Goodbye to foot pain! My other pair seemed to get dirty very easily so I looked for something to garden in and these fit the bill. I even got compliments on the unusual lacing and just how cute the stripes are. So no one has to know they are also to stop my foot pain.

billtyping

A foot saver. I just bought a second pair of these. The first pair are well abused as I have a large garden and 3 acres of land that is our lawn. So gardening, trimming, mowing, tree trimming, etc. are all done using my Quest boot. Now I have a second pair for camping across the country in our rv. Makes a good hiking and fishing boot. Kuru has literally put me on my feet again following the severe foot pain I previously endured. Thank you Kuru.

Warren

Most comfortable shoes I’ve ever worn. This is my third pair of QUANTUM WIDE and it’s the most comfortable shoe I’ve ever worn that I’d pay $150 for — but they’re worth it. My first pair is worn flat but they’re my garden shoes. One thing I’m especially impressed with is the strength and reliability of the shoe strings. My first pair are still going strong.

Mosquitohead

Very comfortable shoe. I bought this shoe a number of months ago, as I wanted an outdoor hiker that I could wear for long periods of time – either working in the garden or for going on a hike. I was getting terrible pain in my feet with my old shoes, and my podiatrist confirmed it was plantar fasciaitis. I got these hikers and wore them for small period of time at first to get used to them. I honestly thought in the beginning that I made a mistake, that I would never get used to them. But now, having worn them a lot, I can wear them all day and they are like a dream on your feet. Best support footwear purchase I have ever made!

Trognl

Most comfortable shoes I’ve ever worn. This is my third pair of QUANTUM WIDE and it’s the most comfortable shoe I’ve ever worn that I’d pay $150 for — but they’re worth it. My first pair is worn flat but they’re my garden shoes. One thing I’m especially impressed with is the strength and reliability of the shoe strings. My first pair are still going strong.

Mosquitohead

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