The Heel Fat Pad - Nature's Cushion

The heel of the foot acts as a shock absorber for each step we take. Fortunately, the vulnerable heel bone is protected and cushioned by a fatty pad that helps to reduce much of the stress of heel strikes during movement. The heel is under enormous pressure while we are standing, walking, and running throughout the day, and often nature’s cushion is not enough to help prevent heel pain.

Our daily lives demand that we constantly stand and walk upon hard, sometimes rocky, and generally unforgiving surfaces. This sustained tension on our feet exhausts us and makes everyday movement painful.

The patent-pending KURUSOLE technology gives you the benefit of a custom orthotic midsole built directly into the shoe. This design better cushions and supports the heel fat pad by molding to the shape of your foot.

Stress and Inflammation of the Fat Pad

With so much pressure on the heel it’s no wonder we experience foot pain. Injuries to the heel are commonplace when you spend a lot of time on your feet or regularly engage in activities that overload the heel.

Inflammation in the fat pad often occurs due to this repeated, prolonged activity. Typically, this type of injury doesn’t require a long recovery period, but the risk is continuing to stress the heel and developing heel spurs or plantar fasciitis. Fat pad displacement has potential to occur with sustained stresses, and is sometimes felt by a bruise or ache, especially when walking across hard surfaces.

As we age, our heel fat pad gradually thins and is more susceptible to injury and persistent pain. Better support in this part of the foot is necessary for daily comfort and to help prevent strain. KURU has refined a shoe design that offers increased support in the heel through a special HeelKradl that cups the heel with each strike. With this improved shock absorbing construction, the fat pad is pinched and held in place as you move.

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Why others love KURU

I have suffered with heels spurs for years . I have had every insert and shoe available with no luck easing the pain. I bought these shoes and they are wonderful! No pain from day one. I am recommending them to my friends and anyone who has foot pain. Believe me - they really do work."

~ Ralph

This is my second pair of Kuru's. I suffered from Plantar Facsiitis for a couple of years. After 3 weeks of wearing Kuru's the pain went away and hasn't come back."

~ Ann

These shoes were made for me - for the FIRST time I've got no PF pain after 3 months of searching for the perfect shoe. I ordered another pair of Kurus that should be waiting for me at home and can't wait to try them on! Highly recommend. I'll be purchasing many more styles."

~ Cindy

What makes KURU better

Your feet are the foundation of your body. If you want to reduce or eliminate many of the complications that start at your feet, properly supporting this foundation is critical.

The breakthrough KURUSOLE orthotic technology gives you a shoe that molds to your individual foot shape. Like a finely tailored suit for your feet, KURU cushions your in all the right places for unprecedented results.

By adapting to nature, KURU shoes are a versatile and proven way to get you back to the life and activities you love. Support your foundation−naturally.

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DISCLAIMER: The information on this site is for informational purposes and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis, or treatment by a trained medical professional. If your plantar fasciitis symptoms persist, this could be a sign of a more serious condition. Because everyone´s feet and body are different, results are not guaranteed and may vary from the customer experiences and testimonials shared on this site. Always consult a trained medical professional prior to any treatment regimen.