Best House Shoes With Arch Support
When you have plantar fasciitis or other foot pain, going barefoot at home often isn’t an option—especially on unforgiving tile or hard floors.
Introducing house shoes—part shoe, part slipper footwear that helps you stay cozy and comfortable through every household task. These comfy slip-ons can be worn inside and out for lasting comfort through a sinkful of dishes or taking out the recycling.
KURU offers some of the best men’s and women’s house shoes that go a step beyond a traditional pair of slippers. Each pair comes equipped with ergonomic arch support and cloud-like comfort, so you can keep your feet warm and supported all at once.
As comfortable as a slipper with the stability of a shoe, house shoes for women and men give you the ability to complete all your household chores in total, supported comfort.
Designed to be worn indoors or outdoors, house shoes feature flexible uppers, interior arch support, and solid rubber outsoles, so you can kick back, take the trash out, or go pick up the kids—all with pain-relieving comfort.
Many can also be worn as driving shoes—especially those that wrap around the heel—for extra stability and safety behind the wheel. That means you can do a load of laundry before making a quick errand without having to change your footwear.
Learn about the different types of house shoes and how to find the best fit for your foot needs.
When choosing a house shoe, it can be helpful to consider the features you’ll find in each option.
Slippers without insolesTraditional slippers for men and women offer the comfort and feel of a sock without supportive insoles. This option is ideal for those seeking to relax on the couch but not to work on house projects.Slippers without insoles
Moccasin slippersMoccasin slippers sometimes feature fleece or sheepskin lining for maximum warmth and a sense of coziness. This option works well for winter months when extra layers are needed.Moccasin slippers
Memory foam slippersSome house shoes feature the use of memory foam for extra cushion. This type of footwear can be very effective for exercise recovery but doesn’t offer the support and bounce back needed for all-day wear.Memory foam slippers
House shoes with arch supportThis type of house shoe is the most versatile and pain-relieving option, since it can provide comfort for relaxation and lasting support for all-day household chores. Each house shoe in KURU’s lineup falls under this category.House shoes with arch support
How To Pair Your House Shoes and When To Wear Them
Simple modifications and matching may make a big impact when wearing house shoes.
Although you might opt to wear house shoes more for lounging than for an outing, you can quickly adapt for a quick errand with the right outfit.
Choosing athleisure attire, such as athletic pants or leggings, pair well with house shoes—whether a slip-on with rubber soles or a full-foot shoe with mesh uppers. A pair of casual jeans is always a good standby as well. Just like a house shoe, attire that offers comfort and convenience is your best bet.
House Shoes: Lasting Support for Every Project
It’s often easy to shrug off footwear as we walk about the house. However, hard, unforgiving surfaces can lead to long-term foot pain and plantar fasciitis without adequate support.
The best house shoes combine stable rubber soles with cushioned footbeds for stability and comfort for every task. A high-quality, supportive house shoe can make all the difference in staying comfortable and pain free at home.
KURU offers some of the best women’s and men’s house shoes that feature our premium arch support, patented tech, and cloud-like comfort built into every pair.
The DRAFT house slipper for women and men features a slip-on design for easy comfort the moment you get home. With its cozy interior and built-in arch support, you can stay comfortable and relieve foot pain as you tackle your latest household project. The STRIDE and KIVI are also solid options if you’ll be working more than chilling.
Driving shoes: comfy slip-ons for better safety
Since we sit when we drive, we might not always put footwear first. However, driving can still take a toll on your feet, especially when wearing footwear not made for the task.
Since our feet flex and push the pedal repeatedly while driving, the best driving shoes are often cushioned, closed-toed footwear that stays attached to the foot and wraps around the heel for extra stability. Cushioned, supportive, well-fitted women’s and men’s driving shoes can improve stamina and relieve pain for long commutes and road trips.
Shoe Care Tips
We take a look at helpful tips and suggestions to keep your favorite footwear in tip-top form.
- Protect your shoes from household spills with a preventive spritz of KURU Shield, our proprietary blend of shoe protector spray. This water-repellent layer works on all shoe materials and helps safeguard your footwear from everyday accidents.
- Refresh a tired pair with our KURU Shoe Cleaning Kit. Equipped with an all-material shoe cleaner, cleaning brush and microfiber cloth, this kit ensures you can make your shoes look like you just bought them—over and over again.
- Allow shoes to dry out away from sunlight after being worn. Sunlight and moisture can prematurely break down materials, so giving shoes some breathing room after being worn each day can help them stay fresh.
- Wear socks with your shoes. Socks provide a barrier against sweat and bacteria, so it doesn’t all land in your shoe. Keeping bacteria and sweat at bay can help extend the life of your footwear and reduce the risk of odor.
What are house shoes?
House shoes are part-slipper, part-shoe footwear aimed to offer comfort and support while you work or relax at home. They come in a variety of forms, from no-sole, fleece-lined slippers, to memory foam slippers, to arch support shoes with knit uppers and rubber outsoles that can be worn indoors and outdoors.
What are driving shoes?
Driving shoes are slip-on shoes with snug support around the foot to offer comfort and safety behind the wheel. There are a variety of shoe types that can fit the bill, from slip-on driving moccasins to mesh-upper athletic shoes, to house shoes with rubber outsoles.
Is it better to go barefoot or wear shoes?
Going barefoot or “minimalist” footwear is a common topic in today’s conversation about the best everyday shoes.
While going barefoot on softer surfaces such as sand or grass may be fine, most of us spend our time on unnaturally hard surfaces such as hardwood, tile, and concrete. Supportive footwear provides needed protection for our feet on these unforgiving surfaces and helps prevent plantar fasciitis and other foot pain.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our patented KURUSOLE plate features a unique design that cups and protects the heel and allows for dynamic flexion with each step. …Show More
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, so you can complete your to-do list with less pain.…Show less
Yep, even our house shoes come with the cloud! Our KURUCLOUD base layer acts as a cushioned footbed to offer padding and shock …Show More
Yep, even our house shoes come with the cloud! Our KURUCLOUD base layer acts as a cushioned footbed to offer padding and shock absorption for the whole foot. This layer of dense EVA foam helps absorb impact to your joints, ligaments, and bones, especially when walking on hard household surfaces.…Show less
The final layer in this technology trifecta, our ULTIMATE INSOLES feature premium arch support and cushion for the entire sole of your foot. Made of …Show More
The final layer in this technology trifecta, our ULTIMATE INSOLES feature premium arch support and cushion for the entire sole of your foot. Made of durable polyurethane foam, these insoles form to your feet to provide lasting comfort, chore after chore.…Show less
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, so you can complete your to-do list with less pain.
Yep, even our house shoes come with the cloud! Our KURUCLOUD base layer acts as a cushioned footbed to offer padding and shock absorption for the whole foot. This layer of dense EVA foam helps absorb impact to your joints, ligaments, and bones, especially when walking on hard household surfaces.
The final layer in this technology trifecta, our ULTIMATE INSOLES feature premium arch support and cushion for the entire sole of your foot. Made of durable polyurethane foam, these insoles form to your feet to provide lasting comfort, chore after chore.
Fine, We’ll Tell You Our Secret
What makes KURU different? Every KURU shoe comes with built-in patented KURUSOLE tech—a foot health game changer.
While other shoes are flat on the inside, KURUSOLE is shaped like your foot to hug and prevent fatigue and pain.
Great slipper!! Bought these to use daily in house and I love them. I wear them cleaning house, doing laundry, standing to cook and they bring such relief in my lower back & knees. I won’t wear any other slippers when I’m at home now. Best purchase so far!!
Pain relief very quickly! I bought a second pair for a vacation house 1 month after receiving first pair. When I wear these slippers I hardly feel any pain.
Great arch support slipper. I did a lot of searching for just the right slipper for me. Found that the Kuru brand was a great choice for me. After a few weeks of wearing the slipper’s they feel very good and are easy to put on and they stay on.
Perfect Fit. I bought these as house shoes and they are perfect. I usually wear a wide, but the medium in these shoes fit perfectly. I wear them all day, every day and love them.
Amazing Support. Wow! I didn’t think a slip on would provide the same support as the lace-up Kuru shoes I own. Amazed! Great shoe!