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Foot pain is a common affliction, and almost 80 percent of Americans will struggle with foot pain at some point in their lives. However, there are many kinds of foot pain with different needs for treatment and prevention.

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  • Plantar Fasciitis

    Plantar fasciitis is a chronic foot pain condition that develops when the fibrous band of tissue under our feet—our plantar fascia—becomes irritated and inflamed.Pain typically starts at the heel and can radiate through the sole of the foot. It is the most common source of heel pain in the US, and it can be tricky to treat.
  • Diabetes

    The term “diabetic feet” refers to diabetic peripheral neuropathy, the most common type of neuropathy found in diabetics. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy affects your peripheral nervous system—all the nerves outside your brain and spine, including your sensory nerves. Symptoms are often first felt in the feet and legs.
  • Achilles Tendonitis

    Find the best shoes for Achilles tendonitis with KURU. Learn about symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options to support your healing journey.
  • Ankle Pain

    Find relief from ankle pain with KURU! Our best shoes for ankle pain offer support and cushioning to help you move with ease and comfort.
  • Arthritis

    Arthritis is a broad term that refers to dozens of different disorders and diseases, but the common theme is issues with your joints. The most common symptoms of arthritis are swelling, stiffness and pain in your joints. These issues can occur in young people, but generally they tend to get worse with age.
  • Back Pain

    Your spine is your body’s central support system. The S-shape of your spine supports your body weight and helps you stay balanced when you are upright. It also absorbs the shock that is generated when you walk and move around.
  • Bunions

    Bunions, or hallux valgus, are simply your toe bones out of their proper alignment. Contrary to how they might appear, bunions are not a separate “bump” or growth on your joint. Bunions can be genetically inherited and worsen through prolonged use of too-narrow footwear.
  • Duck Feet

    “Duck feet,” or out-toeing, is a colloquial term for the medical condition femoral retroversion, or an excessive outward rotation of your hips.Duck feet are most common among toddlers and young children, who often grow out of the condition, though this condition still affects adults.
  • Fibromyalgia

    Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes all-over muscle pain, joint pain, mental fog, fatigue, and disruptions to your sleep. The exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, but doctors and scientists believe it occurs due to changes in the way your brain processes pain. Some of these changes may stem from genetic factors, and ongoing stress and trauma are also believed to play a part.
  • Flat Feet

    Flat feet occur when the arches of the foot are less rounded, causing most or all of the soles of the feet to touch the floor when standing. While some people with flat feet have no symptoms, this condition can lead to overpronation—or the over-rotation of the ankle inward—resulting in poor alignment of the joints and pain in the ankles, knees, hips, and back.
  • Foot Pain

    Foot pain is an umbrella term for a wide range of painful conditions and symptoms in the foot and ankle.A few common foot pain conditions are plantar fasciitis, Morton’s neuroma, bunions, and pain caused from having flat feet or high arches. Foot pain charts and lists of common foot conditions can help guide you in the right direction, though we encourage a proper assessment by a medical professional before you begin any treatment.
  • Hammer Toes

    You probably suffer from frequent foot pain and other related problems like bunions and corns if you have hammer toes or mallet toes. But here’s good news: you can beat these conditions and look fabulous while doing it—all thanks to KURUs’ collection of stylish shoes that are specially designed for people with hammer toes.
  • Heel Pain

    Heel pain is a generic term for any pain you feel in, you guessed it, your heel. While it may be easy to determine your pain is in your heel, there can be a wide variety of causes, and treatment differs depending on the source.If you’re wondering, “why does my heel hurt?” the most common source of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. Your plantar fascia runs beneath the length of your foot, and when it gets inflamed or damaged you may start to feel a sharp, stabbing pain in heel of foot. Plantar fasciitis is very common among runners and those who work on their feet, or anyone who suddenly ramps up their level of physical activity.
  • Heel Spurs

    Heel spurs are small growths of bone that protrude from the bottom of your heel—sometimes as much as half of an inch! Heel spurs are calcium deposits, and they generally develop slowly over time. This buildup is caused by strain and wear and tear on your foot, and can be a response to inflammation. When inflammation occurs regularly, your body builds up extra bone to try and protect that area.
  • High Arches

    Let’s tell a familiar tale. You’re about to try on the 5th pair of shoes that have claimed to be high arch shoes. You are cautiously optimistic. But as soon as you stand up, you find that these “good shoes for high arches” don’t even scratch the surface—of your sole. Our poor arch stays suspended in the air while the balls and heels of your feet are as cushioned as can be.
  • Hip Pain

    Anyone with hip pain can attest to the challenge of finding comfortable yet fashionable shoes. Stilettos and high heels continue to be popular women’s shoe options, while stiff sneakers and low-heel boots are the height of fashion for men’s shoes.
  • Knee Pain

    Knees are a pretty incredible joint. The knee is the largest joint in the human body and takes huge forces of impact on a daily basis. We need our knees for all types of movement, from sitting and standing to walking and running.
  • Leg Pain

    Leg pain can have a wide variety of causes, so the best shoes for leg pain will depend on what is causing your pain. Your legs support you when you stand and carry you when you walk, run, jump or dance—and that repetitive stress and trauma can cause injuries that lead to pain. Leg pain may also be caused by a medical condition or chronic illness.
  • Metatarsalgia

    Our feet absorb a lot of impact on a daily basis. In fact, our feet can withstand 2–6 times our body weight from simply walking. It’s no wonder the balls of our feet can start to hurt!
  • Morton’s Neuroma

    If you have Morton’s neuroma, you know all about that tingling, pebble-in-your shoe feel. The last thing you need is a shoe making it worse.

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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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LOVE my shoes! As a senior adult woman, I was dismayed when I was unable do walk due to heel pain. Found Kuru shoes after an online search and decided to try them. Am I glad I did!! They are light yet sturdy…functional yet nice-looking…and best of all, the unique Kuru heel support works so very well for a hurting heel! The heel pain is slowly improving…my Kuru shoes have definitely assisted in recovering and helping support my foot as I go through the day and also slowly build up a walking routine! I usually wear ab7.5 in women’s shoes, 8 in athletic shoes. Ordered an 8 and it fit perfectly! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you, good Kuru people!!

Kimberly B.

I always purchase Kinetics! Being a senior I no longer skid. Prior to purchasing Kintics I could not find a comfortable pair of shoes that give me arch support and no pronating.


I am a senior citizen who values staying in shape; it is an important aspect of good health. Plantar Fasciitis was keeping me from an active workout; soreness across the ball of my foot complicated by heel discomfort. And, while ice and stretching helps I needed a shoe that would ‘protect and support’ my foot enabling me to achieve a high level of activity. My KURU Quantum’s came to my rescue providing the structure I need and the comfort I desire. The gym is a pleasure again!

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