Best Gym Shoes

Exceptional Stability and Support for High-level Performance

Tired of your old, worn-out sneakers? Don't worry, we've got you covered with our best gym shoes!

KURU Footwear has the perfect solution for your tired, aching feet. We have the best shoes for the gym designed to help you get the most out of your workout. You will achieve better results in less time — and without all the pain and blisters on your feet, while going about your routine. Whether you are looking for shoes for running, lifting weights, or just general workouts, we have the best shoes to help improve your results and keep you comfortable while you are at it.

Why settle for ordinary shoes for the gym when you can have the best shoes designed to give you the best results? We've got the perfect pair of kicks to help you reach your fitness goals, from comfortable cross-trainers to stylish white gym shoes, black gym shoes, and even pink gym shoes.

Our shoes are made with patented technology that supports your feet and helps reduce stress on your joints in every step. You’ll feel like you’re walking on air because of its unique design and how it evenly distributes your weight. And our stylish designs will make you look great at the same time.

A woman lifting weights at the gym while wearing fitness shoes
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Experts Guide to Gym Shoes

What are Gym Shoes?

Working out at the gym is a great way to get into shape and improve your overall health. But to maximize the result of your workout, it is crucial to have the right gear. That includes good gym shoes that enable you to move freely and safely.

Gym shoes are designed to provide your feet with support and stability when working out. They also have unique features that help protect your feet from the impact of running or jumping to prevent any potential injuries during your workout session.

Top Selling Shoes

Our Customer Favorites

"Love My ATOM

Love my ATOM. I’ve been in pain with my one ankle and both of my knees for many years. I’ve gain so much weight cause wasn’t able to walk or do any exercises. Now since wearing my ATOM my ankle or knees don’t hurt and I’m able do fun activities. Thank you will buy another pair. One for work @ hospital and another for home/gym. Would recommend to my family and friends to buy them."

- BEA B.

"Comfortable sneakers

I have had these for two weeks and wore the around the house as instructed to allow the insoles to adapt to my high arches (I have a history with plantar fasciitis). I am now wearing them to the gym and doing 30-50 minutes of walking at gym and park. No pain."

- DSHOE

Technology for a Natural Fit, Engineered to Fight Foot Pain

KURUCLOUD

Our KURUCLOUD features lightweight EVA foam for outstanding shock absorption with a focus on long-term comfort. This technology forms the base for KURU's three-part technology, preserving the natural and smooth padding while safeguarding your feet from impact. As a result, you'll feel like you're walking on clouds while maintaining unmatched all-day comfort.

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

KURUSOLE

With our patentedKURUSOLE, your feet will receive maximum protection while working out. This technology dynamically flexes with each step while you work up a sweat to help promote healthy feet. KURUSOLE helps cradle and protect the heel's natural cushioning, so you can stay comfortable no matter how challenging your workout is.

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

ULTIMATE INSOLE

The ULTIMATE INSOLES complete our technology by providing dual-density foam to support your arch. Our high-grade foam conforms to the share of your feet, providing lasting, maximum comfort. Wearing KURU gym shoes helps reduce the need for custom orthotics, as these insoles support your foot in all of the right places.
KURU Footwear's ULTIMATE INSOLE features high-quality arch support and dual-density foam that molds to the shape of your feet

How to Choose Gym Shoes

Wondering how to choose the best gym shoes for you? Our KURU GURUs outline how to select the perfect pair.

A good pair of gym shoes is essential for a successful workout, but with so many options on the market, it can be difficult to know which ones are right for you. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you're shopping for gym shoes:

Determine your activities: What types of workouts will you be doing? Will you be running on the treadmill or lifting weights? Depending on your activities, different shoes will provide better support.

Check for size and width: Make sure you're getting a shoe that's the right size for your feet. You should also consider width when making your purchase, as some shoes run narrow and some run wide.

Don't forget your styles: Just because you're working out doesn't mean you can't look good while doing it! Make sure to pick a shoe that you like the look of to keep you motivated.

woman wearing KURU ATOM gym shoes runs up a flight of stairs.

Gym Shoe Care Tips

Keeping your gym shoes fresh and clean is as simple as following these simple tips from our KURU GURUs.

To ensure you have the best fit possible, there are a few things to keep in mind when shopping for new shoes. You will want to pick the appropriate one to accommodate your demands and foot type. Here are some tips for doing that:

  • Measure your feet: You can do this by tracing the outline of your foot on a sheet of paper and then measuring the distance from the heel to the longest toe. It is essential to measure both feet as sometimes one can be slightly larger than the other.
  • Wear the right socks: When you try on shoes, wear the socks you would typically wear to the gym. This will give you a more accurate sense of how the shoe will feel when you're working out.
  • Ensure enough room: Your shoes should have enough room to allow your toes to move freely. You shouldn't feel like your toes are cramped up in the shoe while you're working out, as this can lead to blisters or other problems.
  • Time to try them out: Once you've found a few shoes that fit these criteria, it's time to test them out. Make sure they're comfortable and not slipping off your feet while you move. Go for a short walk or jog around the store to see how they feel.

Types of Gym Shoes & Finding the Best Fit

Gym shoes that fit well can improve performance and reduce injuries. Find the best style for you with the help of KURU.

You can't just buy any old sneakers and expect them to suffice for your workouts. Different types of shoes are designed for various activities. Here are the most common types of shoes worn in the gym and how to find the best fit for you:

Cross-Trainers: These shoes are designed for various activities, making them a good choice if you do different types of workouts. Make sure there's enough room in the toe box and that the shoe is comfortable when you walk or run.

Weightlifting Shoes: Look for a shoe with a good fit and support in the ankle and heel. These shoes have a raised heel, which helps to improve stability when lifting weights. They also have a hard sole that doesn't compress, giving you a solid foundation.

Running Shoes: If you do a lot of running on the treadmill or outside, you'll need good running shoes. They should be lightweight and have cushioning to absorb impact. Make sure they fit well and aren't too loose or too tight.

High Top Shoes: High top gym shoes provide support around the ankle, making them a good choice for basketball or other activities that require quick movements. To find the right fit, make sure they're snug around the ankle but not too tight for comfortable movement.

A woman wearing KURU QUANTUM fitness sneakers for the gym

Why Others Love KURU

See What Our Customers Are Saying About Us

"Comfortable from first try on!

Love these shoes! I didn’t need to break them in or wear them for 2-3 hours a day to get used to them. They felt perfect the moment I put them on. Which got me wanting now to buy a second pair! They are wide enough in the tow box that my toes (bunions) don’t feel cramped. Great support underneath and around too. I’ve been wearing them everyday at the gym and outside the gym as well. Love the blue grey color too."

-- Happy New Customer

"Real comfortable fitness sneaker

A really comfortable fitness sneaker. I received the sneakers last week and have wearing them to the gym. I have Plantar Fasciitis in my right foot which is very painful. I read the reviews about this sneaker and how it has eased the pain of Plantar Fasciitis for people that have bought this sneaker, and that is why I purchased this sneaker. What I have noticed so far is that when I come home from the gym, after wearing this sneaker, the pain in my right foot is much less than it was compared to another brand of fitness sneaker I was previously wearing to the gym. So far so good!"

-- David63

"Just bought my 3rd pair

I love these shoes. My literally just walked holes in my first pair, 3 years after i bought them. My 2nd pair are my gym shoes and my new pair are for work. I walk all day on concrete and no foot or shin pain ever."

-- Witty, K

FAQS

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

How do I wash gym shoes?

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It is best to wash your gym shoes by hand using a mild detergent. You can also machine wash them on a delicate cycle, but make sure to put them in a mesh laundry bag.

What shoes should I wear to the gym?

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The type of shoes you wear to the gym depends on the kind of workout you'll be doing. This is to ensure you have the proper support you will need to avoid injury and perform your best.

Are running shoes good for gym workouts?

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Yes, running shoes are suitable for gym workouts, but they're specifically designed for running. If you do a lot of different types of workouts, you might want to buy a few extra pairs of shoes.

How often should you change your gym shoes?

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It is recommended to change your gym shoes every 300-500 miles or every three to eight months, whichever comes first. If you notice any pain in your feet or legs, it's time for a new pair of shoes.

Are canvas shoes good for the gym?

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Canvas shoes are not generally recommended for the gym because they don't provide enough support. They can also be slippery and cause blisters. If you're looking for a casual shoe to wear to the gym, try a pair of sneakers instead.

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