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Best Shoes for Neuropathy

Constructed to promote healthier circulation and unrestricted movement

If you are suffering from neuropathy or nerve damage in the feet, you are likely all too familiar with the numbness, tingling, and pain that comes with it.

In most cases, there is no cure for neuropathy. However, choosing shoes for people with neuropathy can go a long way in helping you manage your symptoms. Many types of footwear aggravate neuropathy symptoms by restricting blood flow and putting increased pressure on the nerves in the feet, causing unnecessary discomfort.

The best shoes for neuropathy cushion and support your feet without restricting movement to promote a natural posture and gait. For those with neuropathy foot problems, comfortable shoes can make a world of difference.

KURU offers some of the best shoes for neuropathy feet. Each shoe is designed to relieve pain and offers a generous toe box, shock-absorbing cushion, wide width options, and plenty of arch support. With KURU shoes, you can enjoy the comfort and support you need with on-trend styles you’ll be excited to wear.

Experts Guide to the Best Shoes for Neuropathy

What is Neuropathy?

Neuropathy, also known as Peripheral Neuropathy, is damage to the nerves in one or more areas of the body’s nervous system.

This condition commonly affects the hands and feet and is often linked with people living with diabetes. That said, there are many kinds of neuropathy, each with its own set of symptoms and treatment options. The location of the nerve damage determines the impact it will have on the body.

When it comes to neuropathy in the feet, damage to the peripheral nervous system is the culprit. Peripheral neuropathy causes nerve damage to the feet and hands, leading to numbness, tingling, and other painful symptoms. Wearing shoes for peripheral neuropathy that offer adequate width, shock absorption, and cushion can help alleviate pain.

Although neuropathy is generally a chronic condition, there are ways to manage symptoms and help prevent further nerve damage.

Top Selling Shoes for Neuropathy

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"Greatest Shoe
I bought these shoes about 1 month ago. I suffer from nerve damage, no arches and other issues brought on by military service and running distance races in my younger years. I have tried many different styles and brands before buying the Kuru Chicane with little to no satisfaction. These shoes have improved my level of pain from my feet to my back. I will buy more."
-Dennis60
"Perfect fit
I got the Quantum’s in a 10.5 although I normally wear a 10 in a ladies shoe. It’s great to have the extra room in the toe box. The best feature of all is my planter fasciitis is almost completely gone allowing me to sleep at night without my feet going numb and more importantly I can walk again without the pain or loosing my balance from the nerve pain. LOVE Kuru’s!!!"
-Psquare

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Neuropathy Causes & Symptoms

Learn more about the causes of neuropathy and symptoms you can expect, as well as takeaways to help determine the best treatment option.

There are many causes and risk factors for neuropathy. Symptoms can slowly appear over time or suddenly, depending upon the underlying condition causing the neuropathy.

Whether you have a high or low risk for developing peripheral neuropathy, knowing the causes, risk factors, and symptoms can help you better manage your overall health.

Causes & Risk Factors for Neuropathy:

  • Diabetes: Diabetes is the number one risk factor for neuropathy, with more than 60% of people living with diabetes experiencing it in some form.
  • Autoimmune Disease: Guillain-Barre syndrome, Lupus, Sjogren’s syndrome, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, vasculitis and Rheumatoid arthritis can put you at a higher risk of developing neuropathy.
  • Infections: Some viral or bacterial infections can increase your risk of having neuropathy, including hepatitis B and C, Epstein-Barr virus, Lyme disease, shingles, leprosy, diphtheria and HIV.
  • Trauma or injury: Acute injury from car accidents, contact sports, falls, or other high-impact activity can lead to neuropathy. Repetitive stress and compression on the nerves over extended periods of time can also lead to neuropathy.
  • Other health conditions and disorders: Connective tissue disorders, hypothyroidism, kidney disease and liver disease. Hereditary risk factors include Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.

Neuropathy Symptoms

  • Numbness, prickling or tingling “pins and needles” in your feet or hands
  • Stabbing or throbbing pain
  • Increased sensitivity to touch or pressure of any kind
  • Muscle weakness
  • Lack of sensation in hands or feet—feeling as though you are wearing gloves or socks when you are not
  • Loss of coordination and balance or falling

If you have a health condition that puts you at a higher risk of developing neuropathy, talk with your doctor about preventative treatment.

If you are experiencing symptoms, or have a neuropathy diagnosis, your doctor will build a treatment plan to help manage symptoms and help prevent further damage.


Neuropathy Facts and Stats

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

  • More than 20 million Americans have some form of neuropathy.
  • Symptoms of neuropathy can range from mild to debilitating, and are rarely life threatening.
  • Onset of neuropathy symptoms can happen over days, weeks, or even years.
  • If you suffer from neuropathy, one of the most important things you can do is make smart choices when it comes to your footwear.
  • The highest rates of neuropathy in diabetes patients occur in those who have had diabetes for more than 25 years.

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Neuropathy Treatment

Neuropathy can be a debilitating condition that affects millions. Learn more about neuropathy treatment and browse shoes from KURU for foot pain relief!

In most cases, there is no cure for neuropathy. However, there are many things you can do to help ease symptoms, improve your quality of life, and help prevent future nerve damage.

Treatment options will vary, depending on the underlying condition that caused the nerve damage, and may be a combination of medical intervention, at-home remedies and lifestyle changes.

Neuropathy Treatment

  • Medication: Pain relievers, anti-seizure medications, topical treatments and antidepressants have been shown to help ease painful neuropathy symptoms.
  • Physical therapy: If you are experiencing muscle weakness due to neuropathy, physical therapy can help you regain some of your strength.
  • Surgery: If pressure on the nerves is the cause of your neuropathy pain, surgery can help relieve this pressure and eliminate nerve pain. Consult your doctor for personalized medical advice.
  • Exercise: Staying active can help strengthen your muscles and also improve neuropathy pain. Gentle impact exercise like walking or cycling are great options.
  • Eat a balanced diet: Proper nutrition is important for your overall health. A diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein will help you get the vitamins and minerals you need.
  • Take care of your feet: Especially if you are experiencing diabetes! Check your feet daily for cuts, calluses, blisters, bunions, or bruises. Keep feet dry and clean at all times, and never go barefoot.
  • Don’t drink or smoke: Smoking cigarettes can affect circulation and blood flow, increasing your risk of further neuropathy symptoms and complications. Alcohol can also aggravate neuropathy and cause worsening symptoms.
  • Wearing quality footwear: Some of the best shoes for neuropathy patients are those that offer plenty of cushion, width, and arch support.

Remember, the goal of treatment is to relieve symptoms as much as possible, and manage any underlying conditions. Talk with your doctor about the best treatment options for you.

Why Others With Neuropathy Love KURU

See What Our Customers Are Saying About Us

"OMG Comfortable pain relief shoe!

I damaged the nerve on the top of my foot. Foot doctor said shoes that do not tie. I also have planters fasciatis. The minute I put these shoes on I felt like I was walking on a cloud. I am extremely picky with footwear and have not found shoes this comfortable in over 10 years."
-Shoesnob

"Comfort doesn't do it justice!

Thrilled! I have severe nerve problems that cause foot pain constantly and most shoes only exacerbate the problem, Kuru is a game changer. Comfort and support exactly where its needed, no odd preformed contours to trigger nerve pain , all the way around a perfect fit."
-Ty P.

"Great shoes

I have torn miniscus in both knees and nerve pain in my right foot and have had a difficult time wearing shoes for a year. Have worn these for about 2 weeks now. Was able to walk around town for 5 hrs with little or no pain. Thank you kuru will be buying another pair soon."
-Tyger1

FAQs

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

What are the best shoes for neuropathy?

The best men’s and women’s shoes for neuropathy cushion and support your feet without restricting movement. Look for shoes with a wide toe box that doesn’t pinch the toes together, a supportive sole with plenty of cushion and shock absorbency, and proper heel support.

KURU shoes have anatomical arch support designed to address every foot concern—including painful neuropathy symptoms.

KURUCLOUD is made of lightweight EVA foam to absorb shock and diffuse impact to joints, tendons, and bones. Our patented KURUSOLE protects and stabilizes the heel and provides dynamic flexion with each step. Our ULTIMATE INSOLES are made of dual-density foam that supports and forms to your arch to offer powerful bounce back and personalized pain relief.

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.

How do I lace shoes for neuropathy?

If you are suffering from neuropathy, small things can aggravate your symptoms—including the way you choose to tie your shoelaces. Specific lacing techniques may create pressure points across the tops of the feet.

If the common “cross lace” method is causing you problems, try a different lacing method. No matter what lacing method you try, make sure you are choosing one that helps alleviate hot spots or pressure points across the tops of the feet.

What is the difference between neuropathy shoes and regular shoes?

As odd as it may seem, comfort isn’t always a top priority when designing shoes. The result? An attractive shoe that doesn’t accommodate your natural foot shape or provide any support (I’m looking at you, stiletto heels!). These types of shoes can create new foot pain and aggravate existing issues.

In contrast, comfort is the top priority for women’s and men’s shoes for neuropathy. Some of the best shoes for diabetics with neuropathy—or other neuropathy patients—include footwear with plenty of cushion and width, better support in the sole and heel, a roomier toe box, and flexible uppers. And with KURU’s on-trend styles, you can enjoy the custom support you need with shoes you’ll be excited to wear.

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