Best Snow Shoes

From lace-up boots and trail hikers to slip-ons that tread easily atop fresh snow, find snow shoes that have your comfort and safety in mind.

If you’re thinking about going on a winter adventure, you’ll need good shoes for snow that can support you through harsh conditions. Luckily, KURU Footwear offers shoes for snow that offer the perfect balance between protection and functionality.

You’ll also be delighted to know that we don’t carry big clunky boots and sneakers—we designed each shoe to wrap snuggly around your feet while looking stylish and on point.

A woman's KURU CHICANE trail hiking shoe sits atop a snow bank
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Experts Guide to Snow Shoes

What are Snow Shoes?

Snow shoes are shoes you would wear during winter to help walk on snow and ice while protecting your feet from cold elements. A good and sturdy pair will stop you from slipping and sliding, and will likely have rubber outsoles that make them snow-friendly. However, this isn’t the only concern you should be worried about.

The best snow shoes will provide your feet with warmth and a snug fit to ensure that they will stay comfortable and healthy throughout your adventures.

Top Selling Shoes

Our Customer Favorites

"Super hiker

I have been wearing this hiking several times a week for two years now. They don’t slip in snow or mud, they keep my feet dry and warm in winter but are fine in summer- great ankle support but also light. These are the boots to hike away in!"

- TRAILMIX

"New England Winter Survivors

I bought these shoes at the beginning of the winter for morning walks with a group of friends. We walked neighborhood streets here in New England every day, through snow and rain and ice and road salt. The Chicanes did the job every day. Much more rugged than I thought they’d be and warm and dry. Comfortable from day one. Great shoes."

- TOMMYP

Technology for a Natural Fit, Engineered to Fight Foot Pain

KURUCLOUD

With our KURUCLOUD foundation, you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable stride. Forming the base layer of our three-part technology, KURUCLOUD uses an advanced blend of lightweight and high-grade EVA foams to provide support in every step. This shock-absorbing technology helps to alleviate pressure while offering a soft cushion for comfort that feels like walking on clouds.

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

KURUSOLE

Our patented KURUSOLE plate can reduce foot pain, redirect stress, and encourage a healthy gait. It features a unique design that cups the heel and allows for dynamic flexion with each step to help protect and preserve the heel’s fat pad. As a result, it guides your body to a more natural alignment, which allows for personalized comfort like nothing else.

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

ULTIMATE INSOLE

Finally, our three-part technology is complete with our ULTIMATE INSOLES, which provide support similar to orthotics without any additional purchases. Made from dual-density polyurethane foam, the ULTIMATE INSOLE offers superior arch support and cushion. This technology also forms to your feet over time for personalized comfort.
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 Snow Shoes

Wondering how to style your snow shoes? Our KURU GURUs outline the best ways to wear them below.

Depending on what you intend to use them for, there are many ways in which you can pair your snow shoes. Because there are plenty of activities that you can use them for, be sure to choose the appropriate shoes for your needs.

Exercise: If you’re looking to keep up with your exercise routine in the middle of winter, snow sneakers like our CHICANE are your best bet. These will keep your strides stable and pain-free while getting in as many steps as possible.

Adventures: If the winter chill doesn’t stop you from enjoying a nice hike up the mountains, then you’ll need a trusty pair of snow boots with increased weather resistance, traction, and warmth, which is exactly what our QUEST line can give you.

Office: If you wish to show up for work in style while keeping your feet safe from the cold snow, opt for cute snow boots such as our TEMPO collection, which provides natural insulation within office environments.

A woman in skinny jeans wearing black KURU TEMPO winter boots

Best Materials and Colors

Keep your feet dry and warm with snow shoes made of the right materials and colors.

While many winter shoes may offer the protection your feet need on the outside, very few will also provide the support they need on the inside. The best snow-friendly sneakers and boots for snow won’t just offer weather-resistant materials, but will also give you excellent arch support and shock absorption to keep your feet comfortable.

KURU Footwear has the best snow boots that naturally insulate the feet, and protects them from the weather through high-quality leather and rubber insoles. Furthermore, our patented technology is found in every pair of shoes to provide incomparable pain relief. Finally, we offer snow hiking boots, sneakers, slippers, and more in a wide range of colors that complement the cold weather.

Types of Snow Shoes & Finding the Best Fit

Are you looking for the perfect pair of snow shoes? Learn how to find a style that's right for you.

No matter what kind of shoe you’re after, be sure that it will fit you comfortably and serve its intended purpose. For instance, you can look into the right styles to wear depending on the kind of fit you need.

Sneakers: These are a year-round staple no matter what the weather is. Sneakers, especially chunky sneakers are great for winter temperatures because they offer coverage, insulation, and a comfortable fit for all kinds of activities.

Boots: Boots are a great option if you’re looking for something that you can wear with anything in your wardrobe. They provide an instant flair to your outfit and provide comfort for your feet, especially on cold days.

Slippers: Winter slippers are made from nylon, mesh, or fleece to provide a balance between breathability and warmth. Its backless design also makes it easy to slip on and off, which makes it the ideal choice for indoor environments.

A man wearing KURU CHICANE trail hiking shoes for snow hiking across a bank of red rocks

Why Others Love KURU

See What Our Customers Are Saying About Us

"No Worries!

These 'boots' are great, both for getting through a bit of snow going to work and for their comfort. As they say, you do need to break them in before wearing them for a full 8-hour shift, but that's easy. I have both heel pain and plantar fasciitis, and both pair of Kurus I have work very well for that. I also have edema in my lower legs and I was concerned the boot top might be too tall and press into my leg -- Not to worry! The leather is soft enough and the elastic gives enough that I have no problem. The loop in back is perfect for pulling the boots on, too. Thanks again, Kuru!"

-- Puddlejumper

"comfy shoes took my pain away!!

its been more than 6 months that i bought these , I have plantar fasciitis and these help a lot , I'm not gonna lie the design is kind of ugly lol but if does the work , it keeps my feet warm on the winter even with snow but most important my feet doesn't hurt anymore !! I'm definitely buying another pair I highly recommend it !!"

-- Happy Customer

"Second Pair

I bought this shoe about a month ago and I find they hug my foot in place, pretty good traction in the snow on on ice. Happy I purchased them."

-- Paula211

FAQS

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

What are the best shoes for snow and ice?

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Many shoes can offer increased traction, warmth, and weather resistance when around snow and ice. If you’re looking to have an adventure out in the cold, a pair of boots or sneakers that can provide comfort is the best option for you. Make sure that your shoes will keep your feet stable and pain-free to ensure that you get the most out of your experience.

Are hiking shoes good for snow?

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If you plan to hike in the snow for long distances, you’ll need to consider buying a pair of shoes that can provide comfort. While most people will opt for snow boots, that are heavy, bulky, and unbreathable, you may want to look into hiking shoes. Once you use them, you’ll see that hiking shoes are a lot more compact, lightweight, and breathable during your journey.

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.

I just received a pair of your shoes and my feet are sore/hurt after wearing them. Why is that?

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Some customers experience tenderness when they first start wearing a new pair of KURUs. That’s ok! Your body may need time to adjust to the new levels of anatomical support you experience with our patented KURUSOLE technology. Our shoes are also designed to mold to your unique foot shape, which takes a bit of a break-in period.

To help mitigate this, we suggest you follow our break-in procedure, including wearing your KURUs for a couple hours per day around the house in the first couple of weeks as they break in and form to your foot.

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

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The best shoe for you will depend on your unique foot type and the style you’re looking for.

The best shoes for men and women alike offer adequate arch support and cushion. KURU's line of pain-relieving footwear help alleviate foot pain symptoms for all-day comfort.

Can I use custom orthotics with KURU shoes?

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Due to the anatomical shape of the KURUSOLE, custom orthotics with a rounded heel fit best inside our shoes. If the underside of the custom orthotic (the part that sits on the footbed) is squared off, then it may not fit into our deep heel cup—which is rounded like your foot.

That said, many of our customers tell us the KURUSOLE technology offers better support and stability than they expected, and that they don't need to wear their custom orthotics with KURU shoes.

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