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Green Shoes: Your Guide to Finding the Ideal Match

A softer alternative to the traditional black, pair your ensemble with a timeless neutral green shoe.

From emerald green sandals to army green and olive shoes, there’s a shade of green and style of footwear for any occasion you might encounter. In short, green is incredibly versatile.

If you want to add a pop of color to your outfits, green shoes are an easy way to do it. You can choose from neons to dark greens and match them with nearly any color available — from blush pinks and pastels all the way to the ever-reliable neutrals, blacks, and whites.

Experimenting with green shoes is one of the best, safest, and most beautiful ways to elevate your style. It doesn’t hurt that it’s a calming color, as well!

Turn heads and make other people turn green with envy as you strut your stuff in KURU’s comfortable and stylish green shoes.

Elevate Your Style with Versatile Shades and Styles

Green shoes have become increasingly popular in recent years as people look to add more color to their wardrobes. Green is a versatile color that can come in various shades, from emerald to olive, making it easy to pair with different outfits. Green shoes can be worn as a statement piece or as a complement to a neutral outfit.

One of the benefits of green shoes is that they can add a pop of color to any outfit. They are a great option for those who want to experiment with color without being too bold. Green shoes can be worn with neutral colors, such as black, white, or beige, or paired with other bold colors for a more daring look.

Green shoes can also be worn for various occasions, from casual outings to formal events. They are available in different styles, including sneakers, loafers, and dress shoes, making them a versatile option. Green shoes can be paired with jeans, shorts, skirts, and dresses, making them a great addition to any wardrobe.

  • Explore green shoes with KURU Footwear.

Pair Your Green Footwear

Wondering how to style your green shoes? Our KURU GURUs outline the best ways to wear them below.

  • Play it safe with denim
    If you’re not one to experiment too much on style and prefer the good old basics, then you’re in luck. Every shade of green, even shocking lime green shoes or neon green shoes, look effortlessly cool with denim jeans and a plain white shirt.
    Play it safe with denim
  • Coordinate with a green garment or accessory
    One of the most basic fashion rules to remember when styling green shoes is to match your shoe color with something else in your outfit. From a jacket, to a bag, to a pair of eyeglasses—green on green will almost always look good.
    Coordinate with a green garment or accessory
  • Pair with neutral and earthy colors
    If you’re wearing dark green shoes or olive green shoes, they’ll look great with neutrals and earthy colors. These include browns and tans, mustard yellow, deep red, dark or navy blue, and even a deep, old rose pink.
    Pair with neutral and earthy colors
  • Experiment with animal prints
    Leopard, cheetah, and jaguar prints may look intimidating and hard to style, but they actually pair easily and perfectly with dark green or emerald green shoes. Create a chic winter look with deep green boots, a leopard print coat, black pants, and a black turtleneck.
    Experiment with animal prints
  • Dress up or down
    Green tennis shoes can be a wardrobe staple, especially if they’re olive, light green, or have white accents. A basic casual look can simply be jeans and a black or white shirt. You can dress it up more with a jacket or coat in the same green, a cream, or a bold, earthy color.
    Dress up or down
  • Exude elegance during the holidays
    You can’t go wrong with green shoes during the Christmas and New Year holiday season. Pairing emerald green shoes with other jewel tones and seasonal colors, like ruby red, gold, and silver, is a great way to look elegant while showing some holiday spirit.
    Exude elegance during the holidays
  • Create a rugged look with camo
    Camouflage prints are a perfect match for green shoes. Camo pants, a black shirt, and green shoes is a great casual outfit for both men and women. Another great option is pairing green tennis shoes with beige pants, a light gray shirt, and a camo shirt jacket.
    Create a rugged look with camo

Shoe Care Tips

Follow these simple tips to keep your green shoes looking their best for years to come.

  1. First, always familiarize yourself with the material used to make your shoes. Canvas, mesh, and other fabric shoes are generally safe to wash with a gentle soapy solution and a soft brush or soft towel. Meanwhile, washing leather shoes with water will damage them irreparably.
  2. Even if it’s safe to wash some shoe styles with soap and water, avoid fully immersing your shoes in a tub. Additionally, always check with the brand or manufacturer to see whether they recommend throwing your shoes in the washer or not.
  3. For KURU green shoes, never put them in your washer or dryer. We recommend investing in a shoe cleaning gel that’s safe for both fabric and leather to save time and cleaning supplies.
  4. Make your green shoes last longer and get more uses out of them with regular shoe upkeep. Try to clean your shoes thoroughly every two weeks. You can also do it more frequently if you wear your green boots or shoes often.
  5. Always wipe your shoes after each use, too. This helps prevent any dirt or mud from staining your green shoes permanently.
  6. To protect your green shoes from dirt, grime, and stains, check out our KURU GURU Shield Protector spray.

The Color Psychology of Green

Learn more about the meanings behind the colors we wear and how we can craft the perfect color palette to accomplish our goals.

As the dominant color in nature, green is often used to represent growth, renewal, plants, the earth, and, of course: our natural environment. Green is used to symbolize harmony and balance. It is also used to promote optimism and hopefulness.

Among all calming colors, green is regarded as the most soothing, restful, and relaxing color for our eyes. This is something backed by science.

Studies also suggest that the color green can help boost positive cognitive outcomes. It may help you improve your memory, enhance problem-solving skills, and promote positive thinking.

In color psychology, personality traits that are tied to the color green include being analytical and logical, strategic thinkers, peacemakers, and independent. Green is also seen as a down-to-earth color.

Green is also the color of comfort and peace. Wearing green can help you give off a relaxing vibe and help make people calmer or less anxious in your presence.


  • What should I wear with green shoes?

    It all depends on the shade of green shoes you wear. Generally, green pairs well with neutrals like black, white, gray, and creams.

    If you’re wearing dark green shoes or olive green shoes, it’s best to wear them with neutrals and earthy colors. These include browns and tans, mustard yellow, deep red, dark or navy blue, and even a deep rose pink.

    Lighter or more muted shades, such as sage green shoes or light green sandals, are an easy match with whites, grays, and pastel shades.

  • Can I use custom orthotics with 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 that they don’t need to wear their custom orthotics with KURU 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.

  • 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.

Key Considerations Before Making Your Purchase

Are you considering adding green shoes to your wardrobe but unsure if they’re the right fit for you? Before making your purchase, it’s important to take into account a few key factors. Here are some things you should consider to help you decide if green shoes are the right choice for you.

  • Fit and size
    This should be on the top of your priority list, regardless of whether you’re looking for green sandals, green boots, or simple green running shoes. Always try on both shoes and walk around for a bit to see whether the shoes have ample space inside.
    Fit and size
  • Design
    If you’re having second thoughts about adding green shoes to your wardrobe, check the clothes you currently own. If you have a sizable collection of white, black, tan, gray, and other neutral toned-clothes, you will get a lot of use out of any shade of green shoes.
  • Comfort and Support
    There’s something that’s more important than style and fashion when choosing the best green shoes to buy, though—the comfort and support of the shoes! If your shoes don’t fit you well or you feel discomfort and pain after just a short while of wearing them, you won’t be able to make the most of your green shoes.
    Comfort and Support
  • Quality
    You want any shoe you buy to last you more than just a few uses and to keep you from slipping all over the place. Always check the shoe grip, flexibility, materials, and durability.
  • Types of shoes
    Make sure you buy the right type of shoes for your intended activities. For instance, green running shoes are perfect for your gym, sports, and even casual outing needs—but not so much for trekking or hiking. For that, you’ll need some heavy-duty green boots.
    Types of shoes

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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  • How KURU brings relief


    The second of our three-part technology for Pain Relief Beyond Belief is KURUSOLE. The patented shape and design gently hold your heel in place and support your foot arch. This reduces wear and tear on your fat pad to maximize your body’s natural cushioning. Proper support can also guide you to a more natural posture and healthier gait.

Our Secret

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

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Love at first try. These needed no break-in time! I also love the Warmstone-JetBlack-MintGreen. These are now my go-tos for weekend adventures! I required a supportive high arch ✓, comfy supported heels ✓ and a stylish shoe ✓. This shoe covers them all! I would love to see this in more colors.”

Gwen P.

Second black pair. Probably 2 years ago I first purchased a pair. They are great support and plantar fasciitis is in the past. They are light but supportive I wore them a lot for all kinds of activities. They aren’t looking as sharp so I wear them to walk the dog. I bought a pair in green and just got a pair of Roam’s.”

Matt K.

Greener Sneaker. I love the sneaker. It is so comfortable. When I first put it on it looked so wide and I have narrow feet. But it feels great.”



Pace review. This is the 3rd pair I’ve owned. Blue, white (unofficial) and now green. I love the convenience of the slip on it goes with anything. As with ALL KURU shoes, it is very comfortable…”


I love these shoes! I have two pairs of these and love them so much! I have no more foot pain and it is such a relief! The only thing that is disappointing is they make 5 types of these with blue in them but not one pair with green. I would really love it if one day I could get a green pair.”


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