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Colorful Shoes For Standout Comfort

With pops of color and your health and happiness in mind—the happiest shoes you’ll ever wear.

The simple act of wearing bright, colorful shoes can bring more fun, excitement, and personality—not just to our outfit but also to our entire day. Adding a splash of color to a monotone outfit or bland uniform can bring so much happiness to your mind.

Looking down and seeing something that can make us smile can be just the thing we need to get us through a long day at the office. When you’re at the gym, seeing your fun, colorful athletic shoes can also help you keep your spirits up and keep carrying on, despite the sweat and tears.

Colorful shoes are extremely versatile, too!

If you want to add a splash of whimsy and happiness to your outfit, feel great, and put a bit more pep into every step you take, then look no further. KURU has everything you may need, from colorful gym shoes for men to colorful flat shoes for women, and everything in between.

Colorful Shoes in Fashion and Culture

Colorful shoes are a fun and vibrant way to add a pop of color to any outfit. They come in a variety of colors, ranging from bright neon hues to pastel shades, and can be found in various styles, including sneakers, heels, flats, and sandals. These shoes are not only a fashion statement, but they also hold a significant meaning.

Colorful shoes can be symbolic of confidence, creativity, and positivity. They can instantly uplift your mood and add a playful touch to your wardrobe. Whether you’re looking to make a bold statement or just want to add a subtle touch of color, there’s a colorful shoe out there for everyone. Throughout this piece, we’ll dive into the world of colorful shoes and explore their significance in fashion and culture.

We’ll take a look at the history of colorful shoes, the different styles available, and offer tips on how to incorporate them into your wardrobe. So, whether you’re a fashionista or just looking to spice up your shoe collection, stay tuned for a colorful journey ahead.

  • Woman wearing KURU ATOM Slip-On colorful shoes.

Pair Your Colorful Footwear

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

The years when colorful shoes raised eyebrows wherever you go are long gone. Today, trends are much more inclusive of bright, colorful shoes. Colorful shoes can add a splash of excitement to an otherwise plain ensemble.

Here are some ways to get you started on incorporating colorful shoes into your wardrobe.

Blacks, Whites, and Neutrals

Whether it’s a white sundress or an all-black office outfit, these will match any and every color under the sun. Khaki, beige, and grays match nearly any kind of colorful shoes. Denim or jeans also go well with colorful shoes, whether they’re on the bright or pastel side. If you’re feeling lost, you can’t go wrong by pairing a white shirt and denim jeans (or skirt) with colorful tennis shoes.

Accessorize Your Outfit

One of the most basic fashion rules many follow is matching any color in your outfit with your shoes. That’s why we match our shoes either to our tops or bottoms. However, people sometimes forget that our accessories are also part of our outfits. If you’re experimenting with colorful shoes but having a hard time matching them with your existing tops, pants, skirts, or dresses, match them with your accessories instead. You keep the tops and bottoms monochrome then add pops of color with the little things.

This is quite easy for women since many of you own colorful jewelry, bags, hair ties, headbands, and more. For men, try matching your colorful shoes with your handkerchief, sunglasses, belt, or watch.

Quick Color Pairing Guide

Colorful shoes can be quite a fashion investment. Check out this quick guide to help you style better outfits and maximize the wear you get with each pair of colorful shoes.

  • Red shoes pair well with navy blue, green, pink, and orange
  • Blue shoes look great with brown, green, and yellow
  • Purple shoes match best with navy blue, green, and pink
  • Pink shoes are perfect with silver, purple, green, red, and dark blue
  • Orange shoes go best with earthy tones, green, red, and yellow
  • Yellow shoes match well with green, blue, orange, and red

Another good rule of thumb to follow when it comes to colorful shoes is to wear their neighboring colors in the color wheel. This means wearing blues with other cool colors like purple, yellow with oranges and reds, greens with yellow-greens and aquamarine, and the like.

As long as you can work it and feel good wearing it, you can wear any colorful shoes, whether they are light pastels or the most vibrant hues, as your confidence grows.

Shoe Care Tips

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

  • The best method for cleaning your colorful shoes will largely depend on the material used for the uppers. Canvas, mesh, and leather colorful shoes will each have different cleaning requirements and washing precautions. We highly recommend checking the manufacturer or brand’s care instructions first.
  • Some colorful shoes, like ones made of patent leather, may only need a thorough wipe using a damp cloth or paper towels.
  • Take note that colorful hiking shoes or colorful tennis shoes may need a bit more care and frequent cleanings than colorful workout shoes due to the environment where they are worn.
  • Always be careful when washing colorful shoes. Avoid fully submerging them in water or putting them in the washer. Do a spot test using your chosen cleaning solution or shoe gel to make sure it doesn’t make the colors fade or run.
  • Use a horsehair brush to get rid of any dust, dirt, and dried mud on colorful flat shoes or colorful hiking shoes made of leather. For stubborn stains or thick cakes of mud, wipe them away first using a damp, clean cloth. You can also use saddle soap or a mild soap solution.

Color Psychology

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

The colors we wear can say a lot more about ourselves, our moods, and our personalities than what we say out loud. Color psychology is also tied to culture and societal norms.

A good example of this is wearing black to funerals and brides wearing white on their wedding day. This is largely for Western culture only though. In other parts of the world, white is the preferred color for funerals while bridal dresses can be red or multicolored.

Below are some of the emotions, traits, and meanings associated with some popular colors:

  • Red
    Red is the color of love, desire, and passion. It is also associated with danger, war, energy, strength, and power. It is an evocative color that can increase our respiration rate, and blood pressure, and enhance metabolism.
  • Blue
    Blue is a color often associated with calm, serenity, peacefulness, and tranquility. It is used to denote idealism, spirituality, sincerity, and inner reflection. As the opposite of red, blue can help lower heart rates and slow down metabolism.
  • Yellow
    Yellow is an attention-getting color most often used to represent happiness, joy, cheerfulness, and positive energy. Bright yellows have been linked to enhanced mental activity, energy levels, awareness, and increased rational or technical thinking.
  • Orange
    Orange, like yellow, is a color used to show positivity. It combines the strong energy of red and the joy of yellow. It is used to represent enthusiasm, creativity, and determination. Orange is also often used to inspire freedom of expression and release inhibitions.
  • Green
    Green is most often associated with nature and plants. It is usually used to represent health, freshness, growth, vitality, productivity, and fertility. Like blue, green can also help slow down metabolism and has a calming effect on our minds.
  • Purple
    Purple is a color often used to show luxury, royalty, nobility, power, and ambition. It combines the stability and peace of blue with the energy of red. Purple is also used to convey creativity, mystery, magic, and extravagance.
  • Pink
    Pink is a calming color that represents gentle love, romance, youth, optimism, and hope. It also shows tenderness, vulnerability, and kindness. Pink is also one of the most common colors used to show femininity and sweetness.


  • What color shoes go best with women’s black pants?

    The great thing about wearing black pants is that you can pair almost any color with them! This applies to your tops, accessories, and shoes. It doesn’t matter whether you’re wearing colorful workout shoes or colorful flat shoes.

    When you want to wear colorful shoes with black pants but can’t decide on a specific color, it helps to think of what kind of statement or vibe you want to show.

    • If you want to dress to impress, stand out, or give yourself a confidence boost, go for red, orange, and other bright colors.
    • For a classy, sophisticated look that’s perfect for more formal occasions, try gold, silver, and other sparkly or metallic colors.
    • If you’re wearing not just black pants but an all-black outfit, you can get away with wearing your favorite color or multicolored shoes.
  • 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?

    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.

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 KURUSOLE offers amazing protection and support to your heel. Our patented technology gently surrounds and holds your heel then curves comfortably along your arch. This lets it dynamically flex and support every step you take and encourages a healthy gait. The KURUSOLE also cushions impact and redirects stress to minimize foot pain and improve alignment.

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Animated GIF showing KURUSOLE tech in KURU shoes vs. typical flat interiors for plantar fasciitis pain.
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Great Color Combo/Awesome Shoe. Love these shoes! Super support and great color combo! Highly recommended for anyone who is a walker, or is on their feet for a long time. Thanks KURU!

Leah M

Great Shoe. I bought this shoe in black a month ago. It helped my heel pain improve the first week. I was so happy I got the same shoe in another color.

T Granson

Incredibly comfortable! Relieved all pain. I suffer from plantar fasciitis and gout in both of my feet. I have been on the search for comfortable and reliable shoes for so long and I have finally found them. I will definitely be expanding my wardrobe with multiple styles and colors of Kuru shoes.


Great fit, good color and neutral style. I have flat narrow feet usually B width, these shoes fit snugly while being flexible enough to limit heel slippage. I have been reluctant to try Kuru primarily due to the price, but after just a couple of weeks in these shoes, I am convinced the value justifes the cost. and I will look for opportunities to purchase additional pairs in the future.


Feels So Great!! I can’t believe the difference this show makes with my heel pain! When I wear them I don’t feel the pain at all! It cushions my heel and gives the arch support I need and as a bonus, they are cute!! I’ve received so many compliments! Will definitely order in more colors!


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