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Best Duck Feet Shoes

Engineered with KURUMSOLE technology, made to promote and support natural foot mobility.

Ever been told you have “duck feet”? While the name sounds like it might belong on a school playground, this colloquial term is actually a condition that deserves some attention.

The term “duck-footed” is used for those with an increased level of external rotation—or toes turning outward from their hips. Over time, this walking pattern can contribute to a weakening of our glutes and lower legs from improper mechanics, or it can lead to overpronation, the excessive rolling inward at the ankle.

While shoes can’t “cure” or “heal” duck feet on their own, they can be a fantastic complement to a healthy exercises program based on your doctor’s recommendations.

KURU’s line of shoes with built-in arch support and deep heel cups can help promote a healthy gait for almost any foot type!

Experts Guide to the Best Shoes for Duck Feet

What are Duck Feet?

“Duck feet,” or out-toeing, is a colloquial term for the medical condition femoral retroversion, or an excessive outward rotation of your hips.

Duck feet are most common among toddlers and young children, who often grow out of the condition, though this condition still affects adults.

Duck feet can lead to overpronation over time, or rolling inward excessively from the ankle. Comfortable shoes with a rounded heel cup and arch support can help support feet, knees, and hips for long term health benefits.

The best shoes for duck feet are those that can help support an over-pronating foot. These include shoes with a cushioned, wide base—like KURU shoes! Whether you need duck feet boots or duck feet slippers, KURU can help cushion and support your feet.

Top Selling Shoes for Duck Feet

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"Best shoe ever
My feet do not fit regular shoes. They are shaped like a ducks feet---narrow heel and wider forefoot with toes that fan out. But my feet are relatively skinny, so wide width shoes do not work. My arch is average. I loved these shoes so much I bought a second pair in the same color (electric grape). I receive a lot of compliments on this shoe, despite my less than feminine feet. Thank you, Kuru!"
-zorrokitty
"The Quantum–the shoe that solved my lower back anb
I have been through every shoe and foot doctors trying to relieve the lower back pain, knees and muscle strain. Long story short– The Quantum solved the problem in one week! I am 68 years old, 156 pounds at 5' 8"...it is not weight but I have flat feet like a duck!"
-John R. K.

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Duck Feet Causes and Symptoms

Learn more about the causes and symptoms of duck feet, as well as takeaways to help determine the best treatment option.

Duck feet might seem innocent enough, but it is ultimately a condition that fosters misalignment in the lower body. If left untreated, it can contribute to muscular imbalances, weak glutes and calves, knee and ankle injuries, overpronation, plantar fasciitis, and more.

Causes and Risk Factors for Duck Feet:

  • Genetic predisposition
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Posture problems
  • Injury
  • Having flat feet

Duck Feet Symptoms:

  • Uneven wear on the outer or inner edge of your shoes
  • Achilles tendon, hip, back, or knee pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Weak or tight glute muscles
  • Weak or tIght calf muscles

Your doctor will be able to provide the best pathway forward for treating your unique case. For a few tips on conservative treatments you can try at home, check out our Duck Feet Treatment section below.

Duck Feet Facts and Stats

We take a look at some facts and stats you might not have known about duck feet. Read on to find out more!

  • “Duck feet” is the colloquial term for the medical condition, “femoral retroversion.”
  • Duck feet are most common in toddlers and many outgrow the condition by age 8.
  • Having flat feet can lead to the appearance of duck feet.
  • In adults, the condition could be caused by lifestyle habits or they could have a congenital predisposition.
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Duck Feet Treatment

If you suffer from symptoms of duck feet, check out these tips for how to treat and prevent your condition.

If you have duck feet, talking to your doctor is a great place to start for treatment.

Since people who experience duck feet tend to have weaker glute and leg muscles, strengthening exercises might include hip strengthening exercises to encourage active use of these muscles while walking.

Neutralizing your gait is key to reducing injury—and the right footwear and exercises can help you get there. Shoes for duck shaped feet will provide a cushioned insole and high quality arch support.

Shoes for duck feet can help to stabilize and align the foot, guiding ankles to proper alignment for injury prevention and pain relief.

We recommend talking to your doctor for specific recommendations for your unique situation.

Why Others with Duck Feet Love KURU

See What Our Customers Are Saying About Us

"Awesome

Love my Kuru wide Quantums! Wide enough for my duck-shaped feet and cushy on my sore heel. I work many nights in a restaurant on my feet and they're a lifesaver."
-Vivian K.

"Shoes that feel like they're part of your foot

This is my third pair of Kivi. Although I wish they would come up with some new style/color in a leather shoe, I'll always wear KIVI!"
-Hugo Brooks

"My feet have a new friend!

I spent half a grand and bought 4 pairs of shoes after reading reviews of them. I'm glad I did that, also knowing enough to take them with a grain of salt. Plantar fasciitis and having "duck feet" were my issues, making any new shoes problematical. I HATE shoe shopping! This time I picked winners. The pain of fasciitis was immediately greatly reduced, and all four pairs are comfortably wide enough with high enough toe boxes, something that always gives me surprised relief (because it is so rare) when I find it. KURU finds some talented designers. Finding them online was a happy accident; I had never heard of them. My feet have a new friend!"
-Naomi B.

FAQs

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

Can I use custom orthotics with KURU shoes?

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.

Are your shoes considered orthopedic shoes?

While our shoes are not currently considered orthopedic by a medical standard, we have received thousands of positive reviews from customers who say their KURU shoes with good arch support helped reduce or eliminate their pain—from plantar fasciitis to bunions.

Each of our shoes feature a wide toe box, superior arch support, shock absorption and patented heel technology, engineered for pain relief.

How is the arch support of KURU shoes?

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?

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?

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. Whether you’re looking for duck foot shoes or shoes for high arches, KURUs line of pain-relieving footwear help alleviate foot pain symptoms for all-day comfort.

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