Garden Shoes

Water and soil resistant to keep you in comfort all season long.

Do your feet ache after a full day of work?

KURU shoes are designed to give you the fit and support you need so your feet never hurt again. Our stylish shoes will make you excited to get outside and garden!

Our garden shoes come with a tough exterior that protects your feet from the elements while the soft interior cushions and supports your feet as you work. Thanks to our innovative design and high-quality materials, they're incredibly comfortable, and because they're lightweight and made easy to slip on, they're easy to take on and off when you need to make a quick run inside.

Whatever type of gardening you enjoy, KURU garden shoes will help you do it in comfort. They’re also available in a variety of sizes and designs, so you’ll certainly be able to find the perfect pair for you.

man walks near garden in KURU QUANTUM sneakers.
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Experts Guide to Garden Shoes

What are Gardening Shoes?

Many people view gardening as a relaxing pastime, but it can be quite physically demanding. Long periods of bending, stooping, and kneeling can put an uncomfortable amount of pressure on your body, so you have to use the right tools for the job. Most are familiar with standard gardening boots; however, there is another type of footwear that is specifically designed for gardening tasks: gardening shoes.

Gardening shoes are a type of shoe that’s designed for use in the garden. The soles of gardening shoes are usually made of waterproof and slip-resistant materials, such as rubber. This adds great traction, which reduces the likelihood of slips and falls and keeps gardeners like you safe and comfortable while working in wet or muddy conditions. Best of all, after a long day of dirty work, these shoes are a breeze to clean because of their removable insoles.

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Our Customer Favorites

"Wow! And cute to boot!

This is my second pair of Kurus and I couldn't be happier. Goodbye to foot pain! My other pair seemed to get dirty very easily so I looked for something to garden in and these fit the bill. I even got compliments on the unusual lacing and just how cute the stripes are. So no one has to know they are also to stop my foot pain."

- billtyping

"A foot saver

I just bought a second pair of these. The first pair are well abused as I have a large garden and 3 acres of land that is our lawn. So gardening, trimming, mowing, tree trimming, etc. are all done using my Quest boot. Now I have a second pair for camping across the country in our rv. Makes a good hiking and fishing boot. Kuru has literally put me on my feet again following the severe foot pain I previously endured. Thank you Kuru."

- Warren

Technology for a Natural Fit, Engineered to Fight Foot Pain

KURUCLOUD

We've designed our shoes with KURUCLOUD technology to provide ultimate comfort and support. KURU shoes conform to the contours of your feet to distribute your body weight evenly across your entire foot with their unique design. This provides natural support and alleviates pressure points. They're also engineered to help promote natural movement and reduce foot stress, reducing pain in more ways than one.

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

KURUSOLE

Our shoes are equipped with KURUSOLE technology that’s designed to provide cushioning for your feet as effectively as possible. Our KURUSOLE provides cushioning and support right where you need it most while also absorbing shock and reducing impact. The outcome is shoes that feel custom-made for you, reducing foot pain and fatigue so that you can stay on your feet all day without any issues.

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

ULTIMATE INSOLE

The ULTIMATE INSOLES in our shoes are designed to provide you with the ultimate level of comfort. It features a deep heel cup and multi-directional grooves, which work together to cradle your feet and provide shock absorption. This supports and cushions your feet exactly where they need it most. Plus, because our ULTIMATE INSOLES are made with natural materials, they're gentle on your feet and won't irritate your skin.
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 Garden Shoes and When to Wear Them

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When To Wear Them

Whether you're an avid gardener or just like to keep a few potted plants around, you know it's important to have a good pair of garden shoes. But when is the best time to wear garden shoes?

First, if it's been raining or the ground is particularly wet, it's a good idea to put on your garden shoes before heading outside. This will help to keep your feet from getting muddy and wet. Second, if you're doing any sort of work in the garden — such as digging, weeding, or raking — it's also a good idea to wear garden shoes. This way, you'll avoid getting dirt and debris on your clothes. Third, if you're working in a garden that has been recently treated with chemicals, it's important to wear garden shoes to protect your feet from the chemicals. Finally, while they’re less necessary in this scenario, garden shoes can also be a good idea if you're simply going for a walk in the garden or around the block. No matter where you take them, they'll protect your feet from the elements and any potential hazards.

Best Gardening Shoes For Women

For women, gardening shoes are a great option for a casual look. Women who want to keep things casual while they garden should wear comfortable and stylish footwear like the best gardening shoes for women. Garden shoes are available in numerous styles, so you can choose the perfect pair to match your outfit. They pair well with jeans, shorts, and even skirts. If you want to dress up your look a bit, you can pair them with a blazer or jacket.

Best Gardening Shoes For Men

For many men, gardening shoes are the perfect choice for a casual or active look. They come in many styles, from slip-on leathers to lace-up work boots, to suit your preference. They pair well with jeans, shorts, and sweatpants. If you want to jazz up your look, you can pair them with a collared shirt or sweater. No matter what type of gardening shoe you choose, make sure it’s comfortable and fits well.

Woman wears KURU STRIDE sneakers.

Gardening Shoe Care Tips

No matter what gardening shoes you have, their care is quick and easy. Read on for cleaning and maintenance tips!

  • Avoid letting your gardening shoes rest on a wet surface for too long. This can cause the soles to deform, making them less comfortable to wear.
  • Use a toothbrush to scrub away any dirt or debris stuck in your shoes' treads.
  • If your shoes look dirty, you can spot clean them with a cloth and mild soap.
  • If your shoes get wet, let them air dry at room temperature and stuff them with newspaper to help absorb the moisture. Do not put them in the dryer.
  • Store your shoes in a cool, dry place when they are not being worn.
  • If your garden shoes are starting to smell, sprinkle some baking soda inside and let them air out overnight. In the morning, brush out the baking soda, and your garden shoes should be as good as new.

With the proper care and effort, you can keep your KURU gardening shoes looking as clean and feeling as good as the day you bought them for years to come!

Types of Garden Shoes & Finding the Best Fit

Are you suffering from foot pain as a result of gardening in uncomfortably tight boots, damp socks, or ruined shoes? Our KURU GURUs explain the different types of garden shoes available and how to choose the best fit for you.

Garden shoes are an important part of any gardener's wardrobe. Not only do they protect your feet from thorns and other sharp objects outside, but they also keep your feet dry and relaxed while working. When finding the right gardening shoes, you have a few options to choose from. The most common types of garden shoes are gardening boots, gardening clogs, and slip-on garden shoes. Finding the best fit for your needs can be a challenge, as each type offers unique advantages that can keep you comfortable while gardening. Here is a brief description of the most common types of garden shoes:

Gardening boots: Gardening boots are a great option if you're looking for something that will keep your feet dry and protected from mud and debris. They typically have a higher shaft that helps keep your feet dry. They typically have a more aggressive tread than a normal boot that helps you maintain traction in slippery conditions. This comes together to form a boot with good support and traction, making them ideal for gardening for long hours in slippery conditions.

Gardening clogs: These shoes are another popular option for gardeners. They're lightweight and comfortable, making them easy to wear for extended periods of time. They also slip on and off easily, so you don't have to worry about lacing them up every time you want to put them on or take them off. They typically have a more comfortable fit than gardening boots, though they provide less coverage.

Slip-on garden shoes: These garden shoes are a good option if you're looking for something that's easy to take on and off. Slip-on garden shoes are a good middle ground between gardening boots and gardening clogs. They're usually very lightweight and comfortable, and have a more aggressive tread on the bottom, making them ideal for maintaining traction in slippery conditions for an extended period of time.

You can find the perfect pair of garden shoes by doing some research and trying on different types to find the ones that fit you best. When deciding which are the right gardening shoes for you, it's important to keep the type of gardening you'll be doing in mind. If you invest a great deal of time walking on surfaces that are uneven or slick, you will need a shoe with good grip and support. If you’ll be gardening among tall plants, gardening boots with a high shaft will protect more of your legs than clogs or slip-on shoes.

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You can find the perfect pair of garden shoes by doing some research and trying on different types to find the ones that fit you best. When deciding which are the right gardening shoes for you, it's important to keep the type of gardening you'll be doing in mind. If you invest a great deal of time walking on surfaces that are uneven or slick, you will need a shoe with good grip and support. If you’ll be gardening among tall plants, gardening boots with a high shaft will protect more of your legs than clogs or slip-on shoes.

Why Others Love KURU

See What Our Customers Are Saying About Us

"Comfy shoe all day!

This is at least my eighth pair of Atoms. I wear them for my daily walk, around the house, on exercise machines, for shopping, gardening, and even mowing the lawn. The keep me feet (and me) happy all day."

-- HH

"Most comfortable shoes I've ever worn

This is my third pair of QUANTUM WIDE and it's the most comfortable shoe I've ever worn that I'd pay $150 for -- but they're worth it. My first pair is worn flat but they're my garden shoes. One thing I'm especially impressed with is the strength and reliability of the shoe strings. My first pair are still going strong."

-- Mosquitohead

"Very comfortable shoe

I bought this shoe a number of months ago, as I wanted an outdoor hiker that I could wear for long periods of time - either working in the garden or for going on a hike. I was getting terrible pain in my feet with my old shoes, and my podiatrist confirmed it was plantar fasciaitis. I got these hikers and wore them for small period of time at first to get used to them. I honestly thought in the beginning that I made a mistake, that I would never get used to them. But now, having worn them a lot, I can wear them all day and they are like a dream on your feet. Best support footwear purchase I have ever made!"

-- Trognl

FAQS

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

What shoes do I wear for gardening?

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The shoes you should wear for gardening depend on a few factors. If you spend a considerable amount of time kneeling or squatting, gardening clogs or supportive sneakers are your best bet. If you're doing some light weeding or trimming, then a pair of slip-on gardening shoes can work fine. Just remember that your footwear must be comfortable and maintain traction on wet soil.

What are the best shoes for gardening?

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When looking for the best gardening shoes for you, you’ll have to keep a few things in mind. First, think about the type of garden you have. If you have a lot of uneven terrain, you'll want shoes with good traction to prevent slipping. If you have a more formal garden with smooth paths, you might be more concerned with comfort and style. However, regardless of your garden, make sure that your shoes are well-cushioned to protect your feet from bumps and bruises and keep you comfortable.

What should I look for in garden boots?

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There are a few key features to look for in garden boots. First, you want a comfortable boot that won't chafe your feet. Second, consider the boot's height. A taller boot will offer more support and protection from mud and debris, but a shorter boot may be more comfortable in warm weather. Ultimately, the best garden boot for you should strike a balance between comfort, function, and style.

Is it okay to wear sandals while I garden?

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We do not recommend wearing sandals while gardening. While sandals are comfortable and easy to slip on, they offer little to no protection for your feet while gardening. Sandals leave your feet vulnerable to being stung or bit by insects. Unless you're doing very light gardening in a well-manicured lawn, we recommend wearing sturdy gardening shoes.

How is the arch support of KURU shoes?

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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.

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