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We believe foot pain should never be the reason you slow down.

Whether you need stability and agility for your next tennis match, stamina to stay on your feet as you serve customers, or the will to chase your enthusiastic toddler for the 17th time, KURU footwear has an option to keep you moving.

Each KURU shoe is made with purpose to help you live out yours. Personalized, painless movement is more than a shoe—it’s a KURU.

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Most Supportive Shoe I've Ever Worn

The first moment I put the Quantums on, I knew it was a unique and amazing shoe. The support and cushioning is without a doubt the best of any brand I've tried, and that is a lot because I have chronic plantar fasciitis which has led me to try shoe after shoe after shoe to help relieve it. In addition to the foot health features, the shoes are so attractive. My mom wants a pair, and she doesn't even suffer from foot pain! Well done, KURU! I am a customer for life, and the proof is that I've bought three pairs in the last month!

-- KB16

Great feature

Shoe is incredibly comfortable and slip resistant!

-- Jay Read

Great shoes!

My tennis coach recommended these shoes and they are awesome. They cradle and support your feet all around. The toe design is one of the best features. Most shoes feel too long because they have more of a pointed toe and extra space. These have a flatter toe (on the end) which makes footwork easier.

-- CDAVE

Experts Guide to Features and Fit That Keep You Moving

Find non slip shoes, orthopedic shoes, arch support shoes, and more!

Your footwear needs are uniquely yours—just as they ought to be. From non-slip shoes that help you stay afoot on your slippery restaurant floors to the unparalleled comfort and support of (cute!) orthopedic shoes, KURU has the features and styles to match.

At KURU, we make it our aim to offer a diverse range of options to support any foot condition, job title, or task—all with our patented technology engineered to eliminate foot pain.

Comfortable Shoes: Relief with Every Step

Footwear should fuel your movement, not work against it. But, whew, can it be tempting to go with the shoe that looks fantastic and suits the event—as long as you ignore the bunion squeezing, heel scraping and slow, dull ache. Ouch.

At KURU, we want to create footwear that can adapt to every style and offer comfort with every step.

Our wide selection of some of the most comfortable shoes on the market means you can change up your footwear to fit your activity and your lifestyle.

Purchased a new pair of KURUs and they don’t feel like your old ones? Whew! That means the tech really worked—your shoes molded to your feet over time. Give them a few weeks to acclimate afresh. That’s why we offer free returns and exchanges to give you the time you need.

Footwear Facts

Podiatrists recommend changing out your footwear at least once a year or every six months, since shoes lose their cushion and support (along with their comfort) after 6–12 months of use. Avid runners may need to change out their shoes even more frequently to keep their stride strong.

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FINDING THE BEST FIT

Purchased a new pair of KURUs and they don’t feel like your old ones? Whew! That means the tech really worked—your shoes molded to your feet over time. Give them a few weeks to acclimate afresh. That’s why we offer free returns and exchanges to give you the time you need.

Non-Slip Shoes: Keeping You on Your Feet

It’s a scene we all dread: You’re about to serve a piping hot meal to a first-time guest and suddenly that water you spilled earlier comes out of nowhere and… splat.

This doesn’t have to be. Non-slip shoes are a safety companion for kitchen floors, factory assembly lines, retail jobs, or to give your dad or grandma a little extra stability in their step.

KURU offers a line of non-slip shoes for women and men for dependability and balance you can count on.

Our popular KINETIC shoe—offered in both mens and womens styles—offers slip-resistant outsoles that keep you steady and ready for any job, outing, or event. These comfortable sneakers also feature a generous toe box and, as always, our signature patented technology. Pick
between black non-slip shoes for a universal go-to, a fresh, white and teal for women, or sleek, slate gray for men.

Footwear Facts

Highly rated slip-resistant work shoes were shown to have a 67% likelihood of reduction in claims for work-related slip injuries.

Nurse works all-day in the KURU KINETIC sneaker.

Finding the Best Fit

Our popular KINETIC shoe—offered in both mens and womens styles—offers slip-resistant outsoles that keep you steady and ready for any job, outing, or event. These comfortable sneakers also feature a generous toe box and, as always, our signature patented technology. Pick
between black non-slip shoes for a universal go-to, a fresh, white and teal for women, or sleek, slate gray for men.

All-Day Shoes: Made for the 12-Hour Shift

Worn-out shoes can make a worn-out you. While it might seem innocent—and down right sustainable—to use a “retired” pair of shoes for your dirt-heavy gardening project or your no-one-will-see-my-feet retail shift, just think about how many steps you’ll be taking in them.

KURU shoes are designed to provide lasting comfort and down-to-the-fascia support for plantar fasciitis and other foot pain. Our three-part technology forms to your sole’s unique shape, flexes at your heel, and provides surround-sound comfort to every inch of your foot, so you can stay on your feet all day, pain free.

When considering a pair of walking shoes or flip flops you’ll wear all day, try fitting them for the first time at night. Feet tend to swell throughout the day, so you’ll get the most accurate picture of how you’ll feel toward the end of your shift by testing them in the evening.

If you spend much of your shift pivoting in different directions, choose a shoe at least as high as your ankle to prevent ankle injuries.

Footwear Facts

Standing all day is no joke. In fact, standing can be hard on your body, sometimes just as much—or more—than if you were walking. Choosing a shoe that can keep up with your shift—such as orthopedic shoes for women or men—can help ensure your nightly routine doesn’t have to include icing.

Woman wears the orthopedic KURU QUANTUM sneaker.

Finding the Best Fit

When considering a pair of walking shoes or flip flops you’ll wear all day, try fitting them for the first time at night. Feet tend to swell throughout the day, so you’ll get the most accurate picture of how you’ll feel toward the end of your shift by testing them in the evening.

If you spend much of your shift pivoting in different directions, choose a shoe at least as high as your ankle to prevent ankle injuries.

Orthopedic Shoes: Patented Design to Help Eliminate Pain

Our shoes don’t fit the traditional orthopedic-shoe mold—i.e. big, clunky, and lots and lots of velcro. At KURU, we believe style and comfort can coexist. So, we engineered a shoe to live up to our (pretty big) expectations.

Many orthopedic shoe designs on the market today feature only an orthotic insert, or you’ll have to spend top dollar to get custom orthotics. While those things can help, KURU’s tech goes beyond that to feature a three-part approach.

Our KURUCLOUD offers a base layer of shock-absorbing EVA foam. Then, our patented KURUSOLE firmly cups and protects the heel yet allows for dynamic flexion to evenly distribute shock. Finally, our durable, polyurethane ULTIMATE INSOLE brings lasting, arch-hugging comfort with every step.

Then, our talented team of designers dream up a wide range of fashion-forward styles to create cute, comfy shoes that keep you going from the all-day shift to the all-night wedding.

One nice thing about every KURU shoe containing our proprietary tech is that you don’t have to think about feel when looking for the right style. Simply consider the setting, and we’ll take care of the rest. We’ve got a wide range of comfortable shoes for women and men for you to choose from.

Footwear Facts

KURU shoes were designed to mold to your unique foot shape, so they’ve got a bit of a break-in period. We recommend wearing your new KURUs around the house for 2–3 hours a day at first to let them adapt.

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Finding the Best Fit

One nice thing about every KURU shoe containing our proprietary tech is that you don’t have to think about feel when looking for the right style. Simply consider the setting, and we’ll take care of the rest. We’ve got a wide range of comfortable shoes for women and men for you to choose from.

High-Top Shoes: Protection for Your Next Adventure

KURU’s line of high-top, arch-support shoes combine our signature, built-in insoles with ample rubber outsoles to provide whole-foot support. Distinct from ordinary running shoes, they give you added stability at the ankle so you can nimbly navigate uneven terrain without worrying about twists and turns.

The American Heart Association recommends a finger width of space between your longest toe and the end of the shoe. For anyone who has experienced bruised toenails after an extra-grueling hike, you may know the difference a little extra room can make!

Kuru Guru Footwear Facts

High-top footwear can provide extra support to joints and ligaments, which could help reduce injury.

That said, there are conflicting studies on the matter, depending on your use of high tops. A study done on the effect of high- and low-top shoes showed high tops “can, in certain conditions induce a delayed pre-activation timing and decreased amplitude of evertor muscle activity.” So, we recommend checking with your doctor on whether high-top shoes are best for you!

hiker holding mid top shoe

Finding the Best Fit

The American Heart Association recommends a finger width of space between your longest toe and the end of the shoe. For anyone who has experienced bruised toenails after an extra-grueling hike, you may know the difference a little extra room can make!

TECHNOLOGY FOR A NATURAL FIT

KURUCLOUD

Our unique, three-part tech starts with the walking-on-air feel of our KURUCLOUD. This dense EVA foam provides a foundation of shock-absorption from heel to toe, bringing anti-fatigue technology to your every day.

KURUCLOUD

KURUSOLE

KURUSOLE is our patented arch plate, bringing added support to the already-there cushion. Our exclusive design extends beyond just the midfoot to support the perimeter of the heel as well, blending support and cushion with every step.

KURUSOLE

ULTIMATE INSOLE

Our ULTIMATE INSOLES go beyond traditional, thin insoles to offer support that keeps you going. Made of durable, responsive polyurethane foam, these insoles adapt to your individual footprint and last mile after mile.
KURU Footwear's ULTIMATE INSOLE features high-quality arch support and dual-density foam that molds to the shape of your feet

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