KURU Footwear Mystery Adventure Dream Job

Get Paid $1,000 to Go on a Blind Date With Your Next Adventure!

For most of us, the only vacations we’ve gone on over the past two years have been extreme staycations. As-in “stay in town”, “stay in bed”, and “stay in pajamas”.

The most exotic places we’ve visited were the backgrounds of our coworker’s zoom calls, and Tiger King’s Oklahoma Zoo (from the safety of our sofas, of course.)

Unfortunately, 42% of Americans say they've had to cancel planned trips or vacations due to rising costs, such as gas.

KURU Footwear knows that you’re longing for an adventure. To walk a path you’ve never walked before to somewhere you’ve never been before. To eat food that didn’t come from the back of your fridge, and to make memories. That’s why KURU Footwear and Explore Worldwide are partnering together to hire a modern-day CEO (Chief Exploration Officer) and paying them $1,000 to go on a blind date with their next adventure!

Yes, you heard that right, a blind date. Why are we calling it a blind date? Because you won't find out where you're going until after you're selected for the opportunity. (Don't worry, you'll get details about your dream destination before packing your bags).

Plus, the details of your trip will be handled by the team at Explore Worldwide. All you have to do is enjoy the adventure.

You may end up walking the Adriatic coast, exploring an ancient city, or hiking a scenic trailhead.

Applications for the dream job are now closed.

Thank you to everyone who applied!

Congratulations to our Chief Exploration Officer, Stacy K.!

Follow along on her journey with us on our social channels March 10-20, 2023!

How Does The Dream Job Work?

If you’re interested in the dream job, fill out the application form here!

We will ask you a series of questions about the places you’ve always wanted to see, and the adventures you’ve daydreamed about.

Based on these responses, we’ll set our new CEO (Chief Exploration Officer) up on a blind date on their next adventure alongside our friends at Explore Worldwide. Rest assured, it will be an unforgettable experience and definitely the best temp job you’ll ever have.

We’ll work with our CEO to select the best dates for their adventure, handle all of the paperwork on their behalf, and give them a heads-up about what they should pack for their adventure. (After all, we wouldn’t want you bringing a winter coat to the beach!)

See how the KURU Footwear Dream Job works


What Will You Do?


If hired, the job duties of our CEO (Chief Exploration Officer) include the following: take note!

1. Work with a team member at KURU Footwear to confirm your eligibility, your plus one, and the dates for your mystery adventure.

2. Pack up, because you’re going on a trip! The itinerary and trip details will be handled by Explore Worldwide's team of travel experts.

3. Wear your new KURUs on the adventure, take photos of the sights, and report back to us after the trip to tell us how it went.

4. Get paid!

What Will You Get?


With a title like CEO (Chief Exploration Officer), there’ve gotta be some pretty neat perks, right? Here’s what our CEO will receive for all of their adventuring hard work.

- The option to bring a plus one (adventure assistant) with you on the trip. (This person must also be 18+ and a US resident.)

- $1,000 for a job well done, sent via direct deposit or check.

- A 7+ day all-expenses-paid adventure to somewhere unforgettable. You may end up walking the Adriatic coast, exploring an ancient city, or hiking a scenic trailhead.

- Hotel accommodations and flights to-and-from your mystery destination.

- An adventure kit that includes:

- 3 pairs of KURU shoes for both you and your adventuring assistant to make sure your trip gets off on the right foot.

- Travel Backpack (MSRP $24)

- Reusable Water Bottle (KURU branded)

- Headlamp (MSRP $30)

Not to mention, of course, the awesome job title and a knowledgeable guide from Explore Worldwide to make sure your adventure is the best it can be.

Who Should Apply


If you are 18 years of age or older at the time of applying for the dream job, and a US resident we’d love for you to apply!

While we will ask whether or not you have a valid passport for travel, it is not required. If we hire a CEO who does not have a passport or does not wish to travel outside of the country, we will send them on a stateside adventure!


- You embrace the unknown, and traveling to a mystery destination excites you.

- You’re ready for an adventure and excited to see the sights, our CEO will be exploring scenic walking trails and insta-worthy spectacles.

- You are available to travel within the next 6 months.

If that sounds like you, you can (and probably should) go ahead and apply! We can’t wait to learn more about you.

Dates and Details


Applicants must be at least 18 years old or otherwise have reached the age of majority under the state's laws where you reside to apply for the Mystery Adventure Dream Job.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

$1,000 to be distributed upon completion of the trip.

KURU Footwear’s CEO (Chief Exploration Officer) will also recieve the items outlined in the “What Will You Get?” section above.

August 5, 2022, at 5 p.m. MDT

No submissions will be accepted after this time. Only applications submitted via the form will be considered.

August 12, 2022 via @kurufootwear social media channels and newsletter.

Make sure you’re following @kurufootwear to see whether you’ve been selected!

In these unprecedented times, we realize that plans might change at any time. That’s why you’ll have the freedom to modify your travel plans and know that you’ll be able to re-book when it’s convenient for you.

You can choose alternative travel dates as long as you tell us of any changes to your travel arrangements at least 60 days before your scheduled departure.

Travel to Budapest on KURU Footwear and Worldwide Explore
Travel to Croatia on KURU Footwear and Worldwide Explore
Travel to the Grand Canyon on KURU Footwear and Worldwide Explore
The Grand Canyon

How to Apply

Simply fill out the application form below in its entirety to be considered for the dream job. Remember, you must be 18 or older and authorized to work in the United States.

For the best chance of being selected for the position, be sure to show us your personality and provide details that will help us select a great mystery adventure for you should you be selected.


Applications for the dream job are now closed.

Thank you to everyone who applied!

Congratulations to our Chief Exploration Officer, Stacy K.!

Follow along on her journey with us on our social channels March 10-20, 2023!

How do I know if my application was received?


Please check your email for your submission confirmation. If you do not recieve an email, be sure to check your spam folder. If, after 24 hours you still have not r ecieved an email confirmation there may have been a typo in your email address and we invite you to resubmit your application.

How will I know if I'm chosen?


We will be announcing our CEO (Chief Exploration Officer) on our social media accounts on Aug 12, 2022 so make sure that you’re following us for the announcement!

Our newsletter subscribers will also be notified, and an email will be sent to the selected candidate who will have seven days to accept or decline the offer.

In the event that the award notification is returned as undeliverable or should the winner be unable to accept the award within 7 business days of being notified, it will be deemed that the winner has forfeited their award and KURU Footwear reserves the right to award the dream job to an alternative recipient selected from all remaining eligible applications.

Where is the form, and how do I apply?


To apply, please fill out the submission form here: Apply

When is the deadline?

The deadline to submit your application is August 5, 2022, at 5:00 pm MDT

I am a member of the media and have a question?

If you’re a journalist looking for more information, please email pr@kurufootwear.com and we will reply as soon as we’re able to.



To determine the percentage of Americans who have cancelled planned trips or vacations, KURU Footwear surveyed 1,000 Americans aged 18 and older with a margin of error of +/- 4% and a confidence level of 95%. The survey results were weighted to reflect characteristics of the United States population using available data from the US census.

About KURU


Foot pain (including plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, and more) can make everything we do more difficult, and sometimes even impossible. That’s why KURU Footwear is on a mission to eliminate foot pain for 15 million people by 2030. Since launching our innovative technology in 2008, we’ve received more than 20,000 5-Star reviews and heard from thousands of customers who tell us their KURU orthopedic shoes helped them get back to doing what they love.

Please direct all media inquiries to pr@kurufootwear.com.

About Explore Worldwide


Explore worldwide offer unforgettable small group experiences (average group size is 12). On our trips you'll see a mix of famous sights and hidden gems that others miss, or don't even know about. As travelers, we want to experience a country, not merely observe it. We'll take you closer to the country, its culture and people, often in unscripted, spontaneous, impossible-to-replicate ways. You'll come home having seen and experienced the country in a way that other travelers might never have. All sorts of people travel on our trips; groups are usually a mix of solos, couples and friends. What unites everyone is an adventurous spirit, sense of fun and a desire for real travel experiences. Choose from over 500 trips across 120 countries.

Terms and Conditions

1. The promoter of the Mystery Adventure Dream Job (the “Dream Job”) contest is KURU Footwear, whose principal office is located at 4416 S Century Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84123, and in coordination with Explore Worldwide (a travel agency), whose principal office is located at Nelson House, 55 Victoria Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 7PA.

2. Employees of Promoter, those involved in the production, development, implementation, or handling of the Dream Job contest, and any agents acting for the above providers, prize suppliers, or any other person associated with the Dream Job contest, and family members and persons living in the same household as any of the foregoing persons, are not eligible to enter.

3. The Dream Job contest is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia, who on the date of entry are 18 years old or older, or have otherwise reached the age of majority under the state’s laws where they reside.

4. DREAM JOB VOID OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES AND WHERE OTHERWISE PROHIBITED BY LAW. All applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations apply.

5. There is NO ENTRY FEE AND NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO APPLY FOR THE DREAM JOB. Any purchase or consideration otherwise given by applicants will not improve one’s chances of being selected for the Dream Job.

6.LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: By entering the Dream Job contest, all applicants agree to release and hold harmless Promoter (and any parent, subsidiary, or otherwise related entities of Promoter, including Explore Worldwide) from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Dream Job contest, to release all rights to bring any claim, action, or proceeding against them, and hereby acknowledge that they have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to a prize. Promoter (and any parent, subsidiary, or otherwise related entity of Promoter) shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience, or irregularity that may be caused or contributed to by (1) any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of the prize supplier or any of its agents, servants, employees, representatives, or independent contractors, (2) any wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any other person or entity not an employee of Promoter, or (3) by any other cause, condition or event whatsoever beyond the control of Promoter or its parents, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies. The failure of Promoter to comply with any provision of these Terms and Conditions due to an act of God, natural disaster, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, action of governmental authorities, or any other cause outside of the control of Promoter (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations) or other force majeure event will not be considered a breach of these Terms and Conditions. Applicants waive all right to and hold the Promoter harmless from any claim, liability, loss, injury, damage (including punitive, exemplary, incidental, and consequential damages), and expense (including attorneys’ fees) arising out of or in connection with their participation in this Dream Job contest or the acceptance, use, or misuse of the Dream Job. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

7. Promoter will not be responsible for: late, incomplete, or incorrect applications; an applicant’s failure to receive prize notices due to applicant’s spam, junk e-mail, or other security settings or for applicants’ provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information; technical, hardware, or software malfunctions, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled, or delayed electronic communications whether caused by the sender or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or used in this Dream Job contest; by any human error which may occur in the processing of the applications in this Dream Job contest; or any typographical, technological, or other error in the publishing of the offer, administration of the Dream Job contest, or announcement of the recipient of the Dream Job (“Recipient”)..

8. In no event shall the Promoter’s aggregate liability arising out of or relating to this Dream Job contest, whether arising out of or related to breach of contract, tort (including negligence), or otherwise, exceed three (3) times the amounts to be paid to Recipient pursuant to the Dream Job.

9. The route to enter the Dream Job and details on how to apply are available at kurufootwear.com. Individuals may apply for the Dream Job by filling out the application form found at https://www.kurufootwear.com/pages/mystery-adventure-dream-job. Each applicant may submit only one (1) application for the Dream Job. Any attempt to submit more than one application will void that applicant’s applications and that applicant may be disqualified.

10. Promoter will start accepting applications on July 15, 2022 at 9:00 AM MT. The closing date for entry will be August 5, 2022 at 5:00 PM MT. After this date and time, no further applications for the Dream Job will be permitted. Promoter’s database tracking system is the official time-keeping device for the Dream Job contest.

11. Applicants will be evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other protected federal, state/province or local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

12. Promoter shall select one (1) Recipient from the entire pool of eligible applicants. Recipient will be selected based on the quality of the application as judged by Promoter. Recipient must comply with all of these Terms and Conditions, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements.

13. Recipient will be notified by email, through their email submitted with their application, within 7 days of the closing date for the contest. Except where prohibited, each potential Recipient must complete and return to Promoter, within seven (7) days of being notified, an electronic Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release (“Affidavit”) via postal mail or email to pr@kurufootwear.com or other email address designated by Promoter, or other digital transmission method acceptable to Promoter, in order to claim the Dream Job. If Recipient cannot be contacted, is not eligible, or does not claim the opportunity to participate in the Dream Job within seven (7) days of notification, Promoter reserves the right to withdraw the offer from Recipient and pick a replacement Recipient. Recipient may be required to show identification in order to receive the Dream Job.

14. INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR ACKNOWLEDGMENT: Recipient acknowledges that participation in the Dream Job will be as an independent contractor. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employee-employer relationship is intended or created by acceptance of the Dream Job. Recipient has no authority to bind Promoter to contracts, or make any agreement or representations without Promoter’s written consent. Recipient shall not be eligible to participate in any vacation, group medical or life insurance, disability, profit sharing, or retirement benefits, or any other fringe benefits or benefit plans offered by Promoter to its employees. Promoter is not responsible for withholding or paying any income, payroll, Social Security, or other federal, state, or local taxes, making any insurance contributions, including unemployment or disability, or obtaining worker’s compensation insurance on Recipient’s behalf. Recipient acknowledges that the sums received pursuant to this Dream Job are subject to all applicable taxes. Recipient is solely responsible for all such taxes or contributions, including penalties and interest.

15. Dream Job consists of taking a trip within 6 months of accepting the offer. The Promoter will notify the Recipient on how to complete the Dream Job requirements.

16. Before starting the Dream Job, the Recipient will receive instructions to select up to three (3) pairs of KURU footwear shoes to be delivered to an address of their choice before embarking on the trip.

17. This Dream Job is conducted by Promoter and is in no way endorsed, administered by, or associated with any third parties or third party products mentioned or their affiliates.

18. Upon completion of the Dream Job, Recipient will receive a one-time payment of $1,000.00 USD. Promoter shall distribute funds no later than ninety (90) days following Recipient's completion of the Dream Job requirements.

19. No cash alternative to the Dream Job will be offered. No cash alternative will be offered in the event that the recipient does not travel with a companion. Recipient’s opportunity to participate in the Dream Job is not transferable.The Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize package with items of equivalent value without giving notice.

20. By accepting the opportunity to participate in the Dream Job, Recipient agrees to the use of their name, likeness, voice, image, and biographical information in any of Promoter’s publicity material without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. Any personal data relating to Recipient or any other applicants will be used solely in accordance with current federal and state data protection legislation. For more information see Promoter’s Privacy Policy locate at https://www.kurufootwear.com/customer-service/privacy-and-security.html.

21. Where legally required, Recipient’s name will be available upon request twenty-eight (28) days after the closing date for the contest, but no later than one (1) year after the closing date for the contest. To request Recipient’s name, please send the request in a stamped addressed envelope to the following address: KURU Footwear 4416 S Century Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84123.

22. Promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the Dream Job and these Terms and Conditions without notice.

23. Promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the Dream Job will be final.

24. The Dream Job and these Terms and Conditions will be governed by Utah law.

25. By submitting an application for the Dream Job, applicants unconditionally accept and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and all discretionary decisions of Promoter, which are final and binding in all respects. Should an applicant win the Dream Job, they must be available at the email address in the enrollment to receive their win notification and instructions on how to claim their dream Job. Promoter is not responsible for changes to applicants’ email addresses.

26. Promoter reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify, or suspend the Dream Job contest and Dream Job should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, technical failures, or any factor beyond Promoter’s reasonable control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper operation of the Dream Job contest. In such event, Promoter reserves the right to award the Dream Job from among the eligible entries received up to the time of impairment. Promoter reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the contest or to be acting in violation of these Terms and Conditions or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage Promoter’s website or undermine the legitimate operation of this Dream Job contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Promoter reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Promoter’s failure to enforce any term of these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of any right or remedy.

27. Applicants agree that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Dream Job contest and any Dream Job shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by JAMS for final and binding arbitration under its Streamlined Arbitration Rules & Procedures, to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, before a single arbitrator, who shall be a retired judge. The arbitration shall be a confidential proceeding, closed to the general public. The arbitrator shall issue a written opinion stating the essential findings and conclusions upon which the arbitrator’s award is based. The parties will share equally in payment of the arbitrator’s fees and arbitration expenses and any other costs unique to the arbitration hearing (recognizing that each side bears its own deposition, witness, expert and attorneys’ fees and other expenses to the same extent as if the matter were being heard in court). Neither party shall be entitled or permitted to commence or maintain any action in a court of law with respect to any matter in dispute until such matter shall have been submitted to arbitration as herein provided and then only for the enforcement of the arbitrator’s award. Nothing in this paragraph shall affect either party’s ability to seek from a court injunctive or equitable relief at any time; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Dream Job contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will any applicant be permitted to obtain awards for, and applicants hereby waive, all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

28. Promoter and its parents, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, assume no liability and are not responsible for, and participants hereby forever waive any rights to any claim in connection with, errors and/or ambiguity: (a) in the Dream Job contest; (b) in any related advertising or promotions of the Dream Job contest; and/or (c) in these Terms and Conditions. In the event of any ambiguity(s) or error(s) in these Terms and Conditions, Promoter reserves the right to modify these Terms and Conditions for clarification purposes or to correct any such error(s) without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Dream Job contest.