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Best Shoe Materials for Everyday Wear

Explore by material to find the perfect fit.


Leather, canvas, suede, mesh—how does shoe material influence your footwear decisions? Footwear materials typically serve a unique purpose, from style and fashion to feel and comfort.KURU offers a wide selection of shoe materials to meet every need—all with the same patented tech to relieve your pain.That means you can shop with confidence no matter what material you choose. You focus on the style, we’ll focus on the comfort.

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  • Canvas

    Canvas shoes are one of the most beloved styles of footwear around the world. Owning a pair of black or white canvas shoes is a staple for most people. Lightweight, easy to clean, and comfortable to wear—it’s not hard to see why you would want to have a pair yourself.
  • Cotton

    Cotton is a common material used in making all kinds of footwear, especially cotton canvas shoes, cotton tennis shoes, cotton slip-on shoes, and cotton boat shoes. Moreover, these no-fuss shoes don’t need constant care to keep them looking good.
  • Leather

    You can’t go wrong with a pair of high-quality leather shoes. Wearing leather shoes can instantly elevate the overall appeal of any outfit. This holds true whether you’re wearing a full formal suit or casual attire.
  • Mesh

    It’s difficult to find a better material for sneakers and running shoes than mesh fabric. It’s no wonder mesh shoes have become so popular. Take a look at anyone jogging, walking, or working out at your local park or gym, and you’ll see most of them wearing comfy and stylish mesh shoes.
  • Rubber

    Stylish, functional, and durable — that’s what makes rubber shoes universally loved. When you hear or read the words rubber shoes, you likely think of athletic rubber sole shoes, not unlike the ones used by basketball players. It’s either that or all-rubber rain boots.
  • Suede

    There’s a reason Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley sung about blue suede shoes. Suede shoes can offer the perfect balance between comfort and class. Suede shoes are a smart choice for footwear that is as fashionable as it is versatile.

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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Why Others Love KURU

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Comfortable right out of the box. I bought these for my husband and he started wearing them around the house and yard right away. He usually gets blisters from new rubber flip-flips but these caused no issues due to the straps being leather inside and out. He loves them!


Most comfortable sneaker. I bought the KURU ROAM in the navy color because I loved the classic look of them in the canvas. I immediately loved them so much that I ordered another pair in the yellow because I was afraid that by next summer they might not be available in that color. They are awesome in every way — comfortable, supportive, and were wear-ready for me with no break-in period — and are so cute!!! If you are looking for a classic sneakers that are kind to your feet, these are the ones.”

Colorado Buyer

Great looking and feeling shoe. I was tired of the white and bright colored tennis shoe look and wanted something that looked different. These fit the bill! Black suede with very little blue/silver accent. They are perfect for a winter look and just a bit dresser for a casual look. Comes with solid black and blue laces. I always buy 1/2 size up for comfort in any temps for walking all day.”

Merry C.

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At KURU, our ultimate goal is to keep you doing what you love. Independently owned and based in beautiful Salt Lake City, we engineer supportive footwear with patented tech and feel-it-to-believe-it comfort to empower you to chase your dreams.

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