Best Shoes For Standing All Day
We’ve all been there. Feet burning, back aching, knees starting to give out. It’s been a long day of standing on a hard surface, and you couldn’t find a pair of shoes that lasts.
While good shoes for standing all day can be hard to come by, they never have to be when you shop at KURU.
We want to change the game of comfortable shoes for standing all day. We believe comfort and style can coexist and that you can be on your feet from dawn to dusk without pain.
To create the most comfortable shoes for standing all day, we start every KURU shoe with our exclusive, patented technology that supports your arches and absorbs shock so your bones don’t have to.
The best shoes for standing all day should feature plenty of shock absorption, arch support, a flexible and breathable upper, and a wide toe box to allow your foot to naturally expand throughout the day.
If you need to stand on concrete all day long—especially if you suffer from foot pain conditions like plantar fasciitis or flat feet—you need good shoes for standing all day with high durability, a sturdy rubber outsole, and cushioned insoles to absorb impact for long hours on your feet.
KURU offers some of the best shoes for walking and standing all day. More than just an orthotic insert, KURUs feature a holistic foot support system from heel to toe.
KURUs feature a wide toe box, the shock-absorbing power of KURUCLOUD, the patented heel protection of KURUSOLE, and the superior arch support of our ULTIMATE INSOLES to help keep your feet comfortable—even on hard, unforgiving surfaces.
Whether you need to stand all day for work or for a trip to an amusement park, here are a few ways to style some of KURUs best shoes for standing all day:
Business-casual environmentsMany of KURU’s styles, like our men’s PACE or women’s TEMPO, feature stylish designs that suit the office just as easily as a dinner out afterwards. And with our built-in technology in every pair, standing all day just got less painful.Business-casual environments
Casual-dress work settingsWhether you’re a healthcare worker, a food service worker, or working in a hardware or grocery store, you need a shoe that can keep up for the many miles you log in a day. Athletic shoes like the QUANTUM, outdoor boots like QUEST, or lifestyle boots like TEMPO can help keep you supported for even an extra-long shift.Casual-dress work settings
Long-distance travelAthleisure attire is a smart go-to choice for many while traveling. It’s simple to style, comfy, and stylish for long days of standing and walking. Our ATOM or FLUX pair perfectly with sweats, joggers, and jeans alike.Long-distance travel
Amusement park daysFor long play days on your feet, try a versatile court shoe like our ROAM. Or when you want a little extra breathing room for your feet try an active sandal like our TREAD or a sandal with a heel strap like our LETTI.Amusement park days
Shoe Care Tips
Get the most out of your shoes with our shoe care tips! From cleaning to protecting, we have everything you need to keep your shoes in great condition.
- Protect your standing shoes from wet conditions with a preventive spritz of KURU Shield, our proprietary blend of shoe protector spray. This water-repellent layer works on all shoe materials and helps safeguard your footwear from the elements.
- Refresh an extra-loved pair of walking shoes with our KURU Shoe Cleaning Kit. Equipped with an all-material shoe cleaner, cleaning brush and microfiber cloth, this kit helps your shoes last.
- Allow your footwear to dry out between uses, away from sunlight. Sweat and sunlight can prematurely break down materials. Giving your footwear some breathing room after each use can help your shoes last longer and stay fresh.
- Always wear socks with your closed-toed shoes. Socks can help reduce your risk of blisters and create a barrier against sweat and bacteria. Keeping bacteria and sweat at bay can help extend the life of your footwear and reduce the risk of odor over time.
What type of shoes are good for standing all day?
Comfort shoes for standing all day should feature a wide toe box, shock-absorbing cushioned footbed, and high-quality arch support—just like KURU’s line of footwear!
Are running shoes good for standing all day?
It’s possible to wear them, and they are better than flat shoes with no support! That said, running shoes are usually built to have extra shock-absorption at landing points in the heel and forefoot—something you don’t need for simply standing or walking all day.
For lasting comfort and pain relief when standing for long hours, we recommend a shoe with evenly spread cushion, high-quality arch support, and whole-foot shock absorption.
Can I use custom orthotics with KURU shoes?
Due to the anatomical shape of the KURUSOLE, custom orthotics with a rounded heel fit best inside our shoes.
If the underside of the custom orthotic (the part that sits on the footbed) is squared off, then it may not fit into our deep heel cup—which is rounded like your foot.
That said, many of our customers tell us the KURUSOLE technology offers better support and stability than they expected, and they don’t need to wear their custom orthotics with KURU shoes.
I just received a pair of your shoes and my feet are sore/hurt after wearing them. Why is that?
Some customers experience tenderness when they first start wearing a new pair of KURUs. That’s ok! Your body may need time to adjust to the new levels of anatomical support you experience with our patented KURUSOLE technology. Our shoes are also designed to mold to your unique foot shape, which takes a bit of a break-in period.
To help mitigate this, we suggest you follow our break-in procedure, including wearing your KURUs for a couple hours per day around the house in the first couple of weeks as they break in and form to your foot.
Are your shoes considered orthopedic shoes?
Even though KURU shoes were not initially intended to be orthopedic shoes, thousands of our customers say they experience relief from various foot conditions—including bunions!
Standing for prolonged periods can cause discomfort and fatigue in the feet, which can negatively impact overall health and productivity. Therefore, selecting the right shoes is crucial for individuals who have jobs or activities that require extended periods of standing. Features of the best shoes for standing all day include:
Durable base and a wide toe boxWhen standing or walking all day, you’ll want a shoe that can support your body for the long haul. A sturdy rubber sole with a wide toe box allows for ample support and extra room to allow your feet to expand throughout the day.Durable base and a wide toe box
Quality arch supportSupportive shoes that hug and support the contours of your foot can help treat plantar fasciitis and keep you walking for long hours.Quality arch support
Cushioned shock absorptionShock-absorbing cushion can help absorb impact to protect your bones, joints, and ligaments.Cushioned shock absorption
Breathable upperWhen you’re on your feet for long hours, your feet need to be able to breathe to keep excessive sweat at bay.Breathable upper
Deep heel cupA deep heel cup can help support a more healthy alignment in your feet and ankles, which can relieve pressure across the several main joints of your body.Deep heel cup
Proper fitBe sure you feel comfortable in your shoe from the moment you put it on. Even minor squeezing or pinching will only get worse with long hours on your feet.Proper fit
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.
Our patented KURUSOLE plate features a unique design that cups the heel and allows for dynamic flexion with each step. This superior support …Show More
Our patented KURUSOLE plate features a unique design that cups the heel and allows for dynamic flexion with each step. This superior support helps protect and preserve the heel’s fat pad and guide your body to a more natural alignment.…Show less
When you want to stand all day with less pain, shock absorption is a must. Our KURUCLOUD base layer features lightweight EVA foam that …Show More
When you want to stand all day with less pain, shock absorption is a must. Our KURUCLOUD base layer features lightweight EVA foam that helps absorb impact to your joints, ligaments, and bones, even when you put plenty of mileage in.…Show less
The top layer in KURU’s technology trio, our ULTIMATE INSOLES feature premium arch support and cushion for the entire sole of your foot. Made of 5mm …Show More
The top layer in KURU’s technology trio, our ULTIMATE INSOLES feature premium arch support and cushion for the entire sole of your foot. Made of 5mm of durable polyurethane foam, these insoles form to your feet to support your plantar fascia and your arch.…Show less
Our patented KURUSOLE plate features a unique design that cups the heel and allows for dynamic flexion with each step. This superior support helps protect and preserve the heel’s fat pad and guide your body to a more natural alignment.
When you want to stand all day with less pain, shock absorption is a must. Our KURUCLOUD base layer features lightweight EVA foam that helps absorb impact to your joints, ligaments, and bones, even when you put plenty of mileage in.
The top layer in KURU’s technology trio, our ULTIMATE INSOLES feature premium arch support and cushion for the entire sole of your foot. Made of 5mm of durable polyurethane foam, these insoles form to your feet to support your plantar fascia and your arch.
Fine, We’ll Tell You Our Secret
What makes KURU different? Every KURU shoe comes with built-in patented KURUSOLE tech—a foot health game changer.
While other shoes are flat on the inside, KURUSOLE is shaped like your foot to hug and prevent fatigue and pain.
Comfy all day wear! Love this comfy shoe for all day wear! Haven’t worn them hiking, but I’ve worn them to work and out for errands. I’m on my feet all day in retail and suffer from plantar fasciitis. So far these feel good. Still have foot pain, but hoping it will subside with more taping and more days in these shoes. My only quibble is that they are a bit bulky. Not a slim shoe at all.
So Comfortable. I bought the Kuru’s for my husband as I love my Kuru’s! He has issues walking distance as his hips and knees do not enjoy the walking he does. Immediately after walking a half mile he realized he had no issues at all. I am on my feet nine hours a day and realized how pain free I was and how much energy I still had at the end of the end of the day. We will be traveling and will be doing a lot of walking. These shoes will get us where we need to go comfortably and happily!
Bought my 3rd pair. I love these shoes. My literally just walked holes in my first pair, 3 years after i bought them. My 2nd pair are my gym shoes and my new pair are for work. I walk all day on concrete and no foot or shin pain ever.
Saving my feet . . . I absolutely love these shoes! I’m a 6th-grade teacher (plus a long-time distance runner) who is on his feet all day, and they have been a life saver for me. My high arches have been causing a problem, and just after one week, I can feel a major difference.
Second Pair! Second pair of quantum’s, first has been delegated to garden shoes. Ankle surgery left me with plantar fasciitis and a neuroma…these are the only shoes that allow me to stand all day without pain. They will be my go-to forever!