Sore Feet With New KURUS? Why Is That?

While it’s not common, some customers experience tenderness when they first start wearing a new pair of KURUs. You’re more likely to experience this initial pain or tenderness if you’ve never worn custom orthotics before.

Your body may need time to adjust to the new levels of anatomical support you experience with our patented KURUSOLE technology, and we suggest you follow the break-in procedure even if this isn’t your first pair of KURUs.

Here are a few suggestions that have helped other customers:

  1. Let your feet adapt to the support and natural re-alignment

    As with any high-quality orthotic, letting your feet adjust to the support of the KURUSOLE technology is necessary. This may result in soreness or tenderness for the first few weeks of wear.

    KURU is designed to support your feet as the foundation of your body, which includes proper alignment. Sometimes, re-aligning your body by modifying the way you stand and walk can cause discomfort until your body becomes used to the improved position.

  2. Break them in slowly

    For the first two weeks, wear the shoes for 2 to 3 hours each day and then switch to another pair of shoes.

    For the next two weeks, wear them for 3 to 5 hours each day, once again switching to another pair of shoes afterward. This will allow your body to make a healthy transition to the new levels of support.

  3. The space-age foams take time to mold to you

    Over time, our ULTIMATE INSOLES will soften and mold to your feet. Our insoles use advanced foams that react to your body heat and mold to the unique contours of your feet.

    Your new KURUs may initially feel slightly stiff or awkward. The recommended break-in time above allows the ULTIMATE INSOLES to mold to your needs. This is especially true if you wear the shoes while standing for long hours.

  4. KURU activates your muscles

    KURU offers incredible heel support, with a naturally shaped forefoot. This unique design may activate different muscle groups, which can create some soreness. Give your body a little time to adapt to this natural, flexible forefoot design.

    We've shared this advice with numerous customers, and here are some of their responses:

    "Since I last emailed you and after reading your suggestion to keep wearing them, my feet have grown accustomed to them very nicely. I have been wearing them all day with no further discomfort. I would suggest that you add a note somewhere in your advertisements that if you don't wear orthotics that there may me a short adjustment period to your shoes. Other than that I am very pleased so far and although I haven't tested them on vacation they seem to be a very nice investment."


    "I was very unhappy with my shoes when first purchased, but after wearing them for several weeks, I am recommending them frequently. Thanks!"

    -Leanna H., M.D.

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