Best Comfortable Shoes

Superior arch support and shock-absorbing cushion for lasting pain relief.

Footwear should fuel your movement, not work against it. We believe foot pain should never have to be the reason you slow down. But it sure can be difficult to find a shoe that feels just as good as it looks!

At KURU, we want to create the world’s most comfortable shoes without sacrificing style. We believe footwear should offer pain relief with every step and adapt to every wardrobe.

Our wide selection of some of the most comfortable shoes for women and men on the market means you can experience Pain Relief Beyond Belief while looking just as good as you feel.

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Experts Guide to Comfortable Shoes

What are Comfortable Shoes?

A comfortable shoe is made up of a few key components: a cushioned insole that absorbs shock, generous toe box for natural movement, superior arch support, soft lining, and flexible, breathable uppers.

Comfy shoes should partner with your body’s natural biomechanics, so your feet never work harder than they have to. The best comfortable shoes are those that combine all of those features into one, magical shoe.

KURU offers some of the most comfortable shoes for men and women. 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. That means you can keep doing what you love with less pain.

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Our Customer Favorites

"Arch support in a good looking boot! Thank you

I was hesitant to by a boot with the issues I have with my foot, high arch that doesn't extend when I walk, typically boots don't work as the top of my foot is always against the boot but these some how work perfectly and don't antagonize my plantar fasciitis or neuropathy either AND they are such a good looking boot. Extremely comfortable and stylish."

- Keke60

"NICE STURDY COMFORTABLE FEEL

Very happy with the shoe and the support. After hammertoe surgery the wide shoe is perfect."

- DAVE MOELLER

Technology for a Natural Fit

KURUCLOUD

Our KURUCLOUD rubber midsole acts as a cushioned footbed for the utmost comfort for the whole foot. This layer of dense EVA foam helps absorb impact to your joints, ligaments, and bones to relieve pain even when walking on hard surfaces.

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

KURUSOLE

Our patented KURUSOLE plate features a unique design that cups and protects the heel and allows them to dynamically flex with each step. This superior support helps use our body’s natural cushioning system, the heel’s fat pad, so you can stay comfortable all day long.

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

ULTIMATE INSOLE

The final layer in this technology trio, our ULTIMATE INSOLES feature premium arch support and cushion for the entire sole of your foot. Made of durable, dual-density foam, these insoles form to your feet to provide lasting comfort, even through a 12-hour shift.
KURU Footwear's ULTIMATE INSOLE features high-quality arch support and dual-density foam that molds to the shape of your feet

Find Comfort Without Sacrificing Style

To guarantee you always have comfy shoes for any occasion, search your closet for these five styles.

– Flat ankle boots: KURU offers flat ankle boots that combine comfort and style. Try the LUNA or TEMPO for a comfy, stylish fall or winter option.

– Lifestyle sneakers: Stylish sneakers will always have a place in your wardrobe. Make it extra comfy with the built-in support and superior cushion of our ATOM.

– Flip-flops: Many flip-flops on the market are as flat as can be. Try a flip-flip with built-in support and cushion like our KALA.

– Boat shoes: Effortlessly stylish with a can-be-casual, can-be-classy vibe, boat shoes like our PACE can work for almost any occasion while keeping comfy.

– Outdoor shoes: Comfort doesn’t have to stop on the trail. Try a high-top hiking boot like our QUEST or a low-profile trail shoe like our CHICANE—both featuring built-in support.

man jumps in KURU ATOM sneakers.

Tips for More Comfortable Shoes

From wearing socks to finding the best fit, we provide some tips for making a shoe more comfortable.

  • Find the right fit: Sometimes the most comfortable pair of shoes is the best-fitting pair. Head to your local shoe store to be professionally fitted so you can find the right fit for your foot.
  • Never skip arch support: Support and cushion in your footwear is one of the most effective ways to relieve pain. If your shoes don’t come with built-in arch support like KURU shoes, consider buying supportive inserts to reduce shock and support the foot.
  • Wear moisture-wicking socks: Socks provide a natural barrier between your foot and the shoe, reducing your risk for blisters and helping to wick moisture. Sweat can lead to excess bacteria, and socks help absorb it so it doesn’t all land in your shoe.
  • Add foot pads when needed: When your feet are extra narrow or you have a wider forefoot than your heel, over-the-counter foot pads can help eliminate gaps in your shoe, which could otherwise lead to unnecessary friction and discomfort over time.

Consider the Structure of Your Foot

Buying comfortable shoes requires considering our feet's unique features.

As humans, the foot types we have vary just as much as we do. From high insteps to fallen arches, overpronation to bunions, each foot shape or condition has unique considerations when it comes to buying a shoe that will feel truly comfortable.

Here are a few foot types that might benefit from a little extra love.

– Flat feet: Arches that are very low or even touch the floor do best with a little extra boost. Comfortable shoes for flat feet provide the shock-absorbing cushion your feet need to help maintain alignment and stay pain free.

– High arches: Because the midfoot hovers unsupported in a highly arched foot, the balls and heels do more of the work. The best shoes for high arches feature arch support and cushion to help create a supportive structure under your arches.

– Bunions: The most comfortable shoes for bunions offer a wide toe box and flexible mesh uppers to help give your bunions breathing room. This helps to prevent pinching and squeezing, which can worsen this joint condition over time.

– Wide feet: Wide feet need plenty of space to help prevent conditions that stem from too-right footwear, including bunions and blisters. The best shoes for wide feet provide a wide-enough width, cushioned footbed, and a generous toe box for a comfy fit.

– Narrow feet: Comfortable shoes for narrow feet offer adjustable laces or straps, extra eyelets for a personalized fit, flexible uppers, and plenty of cushion, so you can achieve a snug fit even with a sleeker foot profile.

– Foot pain conditions: Whether you suffer from plantar fasciitis, Morton’s neuroma, other foot pain conditions, high-quality, comfortable footwear with adequate arch support and cushion can go a long way to relieve symptoms and help you walk with less pain.

Man standing up wearing Black Kuru FlipFlops

Why Others Love KURU

See What Our Customers Are Saying About Us

"Comfy Comfy

Wore them as you advised for the break in period. It is like they magically formed to my foot. I can feel the support and they are very comfortable to wear. I wanted them for walking and they are perfect. Thank you."

-- Julie M

"Comfort and Relief!!!

I just got these shoes about a week ago. I have lumbar spinal stenosis, and experience pain daily. These shoes have already made a significant difference by reducing that pain. I'm also a live performer, and pretty active. I was skeptical at first because of price and online ordering shoes, but I reviewed the return policy, and took the leap. I will be ordering more as soon as I can. They arrived very quick. I dont think anything is ever going to take away myvpa8n completely, but these have made a huge positive difference. Thank you, Kuru!!"

-- Leo Dyer

"So comfy, fit is perfect

I have flat feet due to wearing shoes with little or no support for years. I LOVE these. Working at a martial arts studio I need shoes that easily slip on and off and also provide support for my arches. Really impressed with the craftsmanship and durable, high quality materials as well as comfort. Will be ordering more and recommending!"

-- Vera J

FAQS

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

Are your shoes considered orthopedic shoes?

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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.

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.

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.

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