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Reflective Shoes for Foot Pain Relief

Engineered with built-in technology and designed with reflective materials, for your comfort and safety in mind.

When you’re out for a run at dusk or walking the kids to school before sunrise, a little extra visibility can make all the difference for safety.

Shoes that reflect light—often with a strip of high-visibility reflective shoe material—can help alert drivers, bikers, or other pedestrians to your presence.

KURU offers multiple light reflective shoe options, from the high performance FLUX to the anti-slip KINETIC, to give you a boost of safety to your walks and workouts alike.

Plus, every KURU shoe features our pain-relieving, built-in arch support, cushion, and heel protection for comfort so good you have to feel it to believe it.

What are Reflective Shoes?

Reflective shoes are footwear that includes a strip of fabric designed to reflect light. This simple feature can offer better visibility in dim light, helping you stay safe.

Reflective shoes often use retroreflective materials that do not glow on their own but can reflect light from another light source.

KURU offers anti-slip white reflective shoes and reflective black shoes as well as athletic shoes with reflective material. Each pair also features the built-in arch support of your dreams for lasting comfort.

Stay active from dawn ‘til dusk with the best reflective shoes that catch the light for better visibility.

  • Man wearing KURU ATOM athletic sneakers.

Dress in Style with Reflective Shoes

Explore how to wear the latest styles of reflective shoes from KURU.

Whether you need to catch a driver’s eye when taking your kiddos trick-or-treating or you need to get in a late-night dog walk, shoes with reflective material help support your safety.

Here are a few ways you can wear reflective footwear:

White reflective shoes: A neutral, light color shoe goes with almost anything. Choose a pair of white reflective shoes like our KINETIC for a night job as a nurse, a walking shoe for your post-sunset treks, or a shift as a restaurant worker.

Black reflective shoes: Black reflective anti-slip shoes like our KINETIC can be a great choice for retail or warehouse workers.

Athletic reflective shoes: An athletic shoe with reflective material like our high-performance FLUX is a fantastic choice for late-night runs or early morning school drop-offs after Daylight Savings Time kicks in during the fall.

Reflective clothing: Choose a shirt, shorts, hat, or pants with reflective material to pair with your reflective shoes for an extra safety boost.

Shoe Fit Tips

Simplify the process of finding a pair of reflective shoes that fit well with these helpful tips from our KURU GURUs.

Once you’ve picked the reflective shoe style you want, make sure you have the right size for the utmost comfort. Take a peek at guidelines on how to find the right fit at KURU.

In general, we recommend shoes fit snug and secure around the forefoot without tightness or pinching in the toes, heels, or bunion area. Whether you choose a reflective anti-slip shoe or reflective running shoes, your toes should lay flat and feel comfortable. You should be able to put a finger-width of length between the end of your toe and the edge of your shoe.

A Brannock device is an industry standard tool to determine your true shoe size. We recommend getting fitted at your local shoe store for the most accurate sizing, and never hesitate to reach out to a KURU GURU for tips on finding the fit for you!


  • What are reflective shoes?

    Reflective shoes are footwear that include a strip of material designed to reflect light. This simple feature can offer better visibility in dim light, helping you stay safe.

  • 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 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?

Features of Reflective Shoes and Finding the Best Fit

Here’s what to look for when searching for the best reflective shoes for you.

Reflective heel strip: Oftentimes reflective material shoes will add a strip of material that can reflect light, rather than the entire shoe being reflective. Look for shoes with a strip of reflective material—such as a reflective heel strip—to help boost your safety.

Superior arch support: No matter how reflective your shoe is, you need proper arch support to last on your feet. Choose a shoe that includes an insole that curves and forms to your arch to help support your plantar fascia.

Shock-absorbing cushion: Fly through your workout—or your late-night dog walk—with shock-absorbing foam, such as EVA foam or polyurethane foam. Since you’ll likely use a reflective shoe outdoors, superior cushion can help reduce impact on hard, outdoor surfaces like concrete.

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


    Our patented KURUSOLE plate features a unique design that cups and protects the heel and allows for dynamic flexion with each step. This superior support helps utilize our body’s natural cushioning system, the heel’s fat pad for long-lasting support.

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Animated GIF showing KURUSOLE tech in KURU shoes vs. typical flat interiors for plantar fasciitis pain.
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I LOVE THIS SHOE! I bought my first atom almost a year ago and now I own it in 4 colors. I have planter fasciitis and this shoe gave me the use of my foot back.

Kelsey D

Shoes for Neuropathy. Hubby is thrilled with his new shoes. Tried to get him to try these years ago & after trying so many others he’s finally satisfied!!

Piano Sande

Very comfortable with great support.This is my 4th pair of Kurus so you might expect I like them. And I do. I walk an average of 3 miles a day and I need the arch support of Kuru. Really like this style.


Best Shoes Ever!!!! I bought these sneakers just two weeks ago and my feet feel amazing!!! I want to ask my podiatrist why they have not suggested KURU before. Saving for my next pair .

Virginia Moran

Supportive and non-slip. I work in an animal shelter, cleaning dog kennels, where the floor is always hard, wet, and slippery. I always left with painful feet, but these shoes are so supportive. The leather keeps my feet dry, and I’m reflective if there is an emergency. I’m able to move quickly without worrying about stability. You can feel the insoles molding to your feet during the 2-week try-on period and then you’ll never want to take them off.

Emily H

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