Best Fitness Shoes

Designed with our patented KURUSOLE midsole for improved performance to help you achieve your fitness goals.

You're working hard to get fit, but your old fitness sneakers aren't cutting it. Even if you're pounding the pavement or hitting the gym, if you're still wearing those same old sneakers from years ago, you're not getting the most out of your workout.

It's time for a change. Our patented KURUSOLE midsole provides improved performance and makes for the best shoes for high fitness. The KURUSOLE helps you tone muscles, burn calories, and increase endurance while providing superior comfort and support. These are the best fitness sneakers to help you achieve your fitness goals, whether you're a beginner or a seasoned athlete.

KURU shoes are perfect for any activity or workout; they’re truly the best shoes for functional fitness, and they have a sleek, stylish design to boot. You'll love how they feel on your feet—and you'll love being able to achieve more in less time.

A woman skipping while wearing KURU QUANTUM women's fitness shoes
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Experts Guide to Fitness Shoes

What are Fitness Shoes?

To put it simply, fitness shoes are designed to be the best shoes for high fitness. They provide support and cushion for your feet during workouts. They're usually made with a breathable mesh upper to keep your feet cool, and they have a thicker sole to provide extra cushioning.

Fitness shoes often have extra features like a reinforced toe or extra arch support to protect your feet from injuries.

Top Selling Shoes

Our Customer Favorites

"Best Shoes Ever!

I had plantar fasciitis a few years ago and it was miserable so when I felt it coming back in my right foot recently, I knew I had to get decent shoes. After a week of wearing these shoes and stretching exercises, the pain has lessened a great deal. I DEFINITELY recommend these shoes!"

- Betty M

"Very Comfortable

Bought these for light exercise. In the few months that I've had them, they have not disappointed. This is the third pair of shoes I've bought from KURU. All of them are great."

- Christian R

Technology for a Natural Fit, Engineered to Fight Foot Pain


KURUCLOUD is designed to provide superior cushioning and support. It’s made of a lightweight, high-density foam that absorbs shock and improves alignment. It also has built-in arch support that relieves foot pain.

KURU Footwear's KURUCLOUD base layer delivers superior cushion and shock-absorption with every step


With this advanced sole design, KURU shoes provide dynamic heel support as you move. The KURUSOLE flexes with each step, providing the precise level of the heel, ankle, and arch support that your feet need.

KURU Footwear's patented KURUSOLE technology cups your heel and dynamically flexes with each step


To top it all off, the ULTIMATE INSOLE is designed with two layers of cushioning foam for customized support and comfort. The first layer adapts to your foot, while the second layer provides additional cushioning where you need it most.
KURU Footwear's ULTIMATE INSOLE features high-quality arch support and dual-density foam that molds to the shape of your feet

How to Pair Your Fitness Shoes and When to Wear Them

Explore how to style and wear the latest styles of fitness shoes from KURU.

The best fitness shoes are a fashion statement.

Fitness shoes have come a long way in recent years; with new styles and designs, it can be tricky to know how to style them. We’ve compiled some tips for styling your fitness shoes and knowing when to wear them.

If you’re wearing them to work out, here are some outfit ideas:

KURUs are the best indoor fitness shoes. If you’re only using your KURUs as indoor fitness shoes, pair them with leggings and a sports bra for a great indoor look. This is perfect for the gym, a yoga class, or doing workouts at home.

If you're going to be wearing your best fitness sneakers outdoors and it gets chilly, you can pair them with jeans and a light sweater to keep warm. This is the perfect way to look comfortable and casual with an elevated touch.

Consider matching workout accessories, like your headband and hair tie, to your fitness footwear to tie the look together.

Our KURUs for men are the best functional fitness shoes. Our men's shoes are designed with a sportier style, which looks great when paired with workout pants or shorts.

Consider wearing fit pants or shorts with a T-shirt, tank top, or hoodie.

If you want to look chic in your KURUs, here’s how to pull it off:

If the occasion demands that you look classy and stylish, avoid wearing shorts with your fitness sneakers. You can pair your fitness shoes with a skirt or dress; this looks chic while keeping your feet comfortable and ready to go at a moment’s notice.

A blonde woman running across a crosswalk wearing KURU ATOM workout shoes

If you want to look chic in your KURUs, here’s how to pull it off:

If the occasion demands that you look classy and stylish, avoid wearing shorts with your fitness sneakers. You can pair your fitness shoes with a skirt or dress; this looks chic while keeping your feet comfortable and ready to go at a moment’s notice.

Fitness Shoe Care Tips

Proper care for your fitness shoes is essential to keeping them in good condition and preventing foot pain down the road. Here are some tips from KURU on how to best take care of your fitness shoes.

When it comes to fitness shoes, there are several features and factors to consider, including the following:

  • Clean them regularly with water and a mild detergent. Avoid harsh chemicals or bleach, as these can damage the materials and colors of your shoes.
  • Let wet shoes dry completely before storing them away. Wet shoes can allow mold and mildew to grow, which can smell bad, damage your shoes, and cause foot pain.
  • Store your shoes in a cool, dry place when you're not wearing them. Avoid storing them in direct sunlight or near heat sources, as this can damage the materials and cause them to break down.
  • Replace shoes as soon as they begin to show signs of wear. Worn-out shoes can cause foot pain and injuries.

Features of Fitness Shoes & Finding the Best Fit

Explore the process of selecting and fitting the ideal fitness shoe for your feet and fitness goals.

When it comes to fitness shoes, there are several features and factors to consider, including the following:

Fit: Finding the right fit for your fitness shoes is essential to prevent foot pain and injuries. Try on various different pairs of shoes to find a pair that properly fits your feet and provides ample support.

Style: There are many styles available, from minimalist shoes to sporty and athletic sneakers. Choose the style that fits the best with your workout routine and personal fashion sense.

Weight: Fitness shoes can vary significantly in weight, from light and airy designs to heavier options that provide more support. Consider the type of workouts you'll be doing and how much support you'll need before selecting a pair of shoes.

Cushioning: One of the most important features of fitness shoes is the amount of cushioning. Consider the type of workouts you'll be doing and your foot strike to determine the amount of cushioning you need.

No matter what features you're looking for in fitness shoes, it's important that they fit properly and offer ample support for your feet and joints. Do your research and try on several different pairs of shoes before making your final decision.

A woman lifting weights at the gym while wearing fitness shoes

Why Others Love KURU

See What Our Customers Are Saying About Us

"Best shoes ever for me!!!

What a big difference they make on my feet. I have plantar fasciitis and these shoes do the job. I can stay on my feet longer and do all my exercises without my feet hurting. Very happy with my purchase."

-- Ramon

"Three pairs

When I turned about 41 years old, I learned that I had a congenital disorder called metatarsus adductus. At first, I thought it was “turf toe” from doing burpees, but then the bunion formed at an exponential rate. Long story short, I have had it surgically repaired and my feet are wider than ever. These shoes have enabled me to get back to exercise and even running so much so that I now have three pairs!"

-- Merehitch

"Excellent fit and support

Wore them after 1 week of breaking in around the house to a dance exercise class. My feet felt wonderful after the class. No aches or burning heels."

-- Linda K


Answers to the most frequently asked questions are just a click away.

What are fitness shoes?


Fitness shoes are specialized shoes designed to provide comfort, support, and stability during high-intensity workouts.

Can I measure my foot to determine my shoe size?


While it is possible to measure your foot to determine your shoe size, KURU cannot recommend a size based on inches, centimeters, or a foot sketch. We offer free returns, exchanges, and shipping on all of our footwear so you can try them on before committing to them.

Do you sell replacement insoles or sock liners, etc?


We are happy to offer free replacements on ULTIMATE INSOLES for the lifetime of the shoe. While we don’t offer inserts as a separate purchase, you can always contact a KURU GURU for a free replacement if your ULTIMATE INSOLES wear out or suffer damage.

How do I know which shoe to buy? Which is best for me?


There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as your optimal shoe will vary depending on several factors. These include the type of exercise you plan to do, your foot type, and any existing foot pain or problems that you have. That being said, our team of experts can help you choose the perfect shoe for your workout.

Are your shoes considered orthopedic shoes?


While our shoes are not currently considered orthopedic by a medical standard, we have received thousands of positive reviews from customers who say their KURUs helped reduce or eliminate their pain.



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