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Best Breathable Shoes

Perfect balance of comfort and style, featuring mesh panels for all day wearability.

It can be tough to find shoes that are both stylish and comfortable. You might find a pair that you love, but they're not very comfortable to wear for long periods.

Many people end up sacrificing comfort for style, but it doesn't have to be that way. You can have the best of both worlds with KURU shoes.

Our breathable mesh shoes are designed to be both comfortable and stylish. The mesh panels allow your feet to breathe so you can wear them all day without worrying about sweaty or uncomfortable feet. The stylish designs mean that you'll look great no matter whether you're running errands or going out for a night on the town. KURU’s breathable mesh shoes will always have you looking and feeling your best.

Experts Guide to Breathable Shoes

What are Breathable Shoes?

Anyone who’s ever suffered from sweaty feet knows that it can be a real problem. It’s uncomfortable to have wet, sticky feet, but it can also lead to problems like blisters and even athlete's foot.

Breathable shoes solve this problem by allowing air to circulate around the feet so sweat can evaporate. These shoes are made from materials like mesh and often have perforations to help promote airflow. These shoes often have a special lining to wick away moisture and keep feet dry. If you suffer from sweat, breathable shoes for sweaty feet may be just what you need to stay comfortable and dry.

Top Selling Shoes

Our Customer Favorites

"Most Comfortable Shoes from Step One
Breathable support without putting pressure on a bunion. Wearing them for one week with pure comfort."
-rosellen
"Super light and breathable
First time buying Kuru’s and I gotta say they’re pretty amazing. On the expensive side alittle but comparable to other orthotic shoes with personally a better feel and look"
-Mreeh

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Dress in Style With Breathable Shoes

Make dressing for any activity a breeze with our fashionable breathable shoes.

You'll love our variety of colors, patterns, and styles!

Whether you're hitting the hiking trails, playing tennis with friends, or working long hours on your feet, KURU has the perfect breathable shoe for you. We have breathable hiking shoes to keep your feet cool and dry on even the longest treks. For those hot days spent chasing a little green ball around the court, our breathable tennis shoes will keep you feeling comfortable for the entire match. You'll also appreciate our selection of breathable work shoes when you're on your feet all day. With so many stylish options to choose from, you'll have no trouble finding the perfect pair of breathable shoes for any occasion.

From breathable hiking boots to casual breathable running shoes, KURU has the perfect footwear for every activity. And with our variety of colors and patterns, you're sure to find a pair that fits your personal style. Style matters just as much as comfort, and with KURU, you'll never have to sacrifice one for the other.

Shoe Fit Tips

Simplify the process of finding a pair of breathable shoes that fit well with these helpful tips from our KURU GURUs.

The right pair of shoes can make all the difference in your comfort. If you're looking for a pair of breathable shoes to keep your feet cool and comfortable, follow these four tips from our experts:

1. Know your shoe size: Before you start shopping for shoes, it's important to know your exact shoe size. To measure your shoe size, simply use a tape measure to find the length and width of your foot. This will narrow down your options and help you find a well-fit pair.

2. Consider your foot shape: There are many shapes of feet, and each one requires a different type of shoe. If you have wide feet, for example, you'll need to find a pair of shoes that's specifically designed for wide feet; the reverse is true if your feet are narrow.

3. Try on multiple pairs: Once you know your size and foot shape, you can start trying on shoes. Don't settle for the first pair you find — try on multiple pairs until you find the most comfortable one. Pay attention to the fit and the feel of the shoe and make sure it's breathable before you decide.

4. Buy from a reputable store: When you're buying shoes, it's important to buy from a store that you trust. That way, you can assure that you're getting a quality product. Do some research to find a store with a good reputation and purchase your breathable shoes from them.

With these tips, you'll find a pair of breathable shoes that fits well and feels great, keeping your feet cool and comfortable all day long.

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Features of Breathable Shoes & Finding the Best Fit

Here’s what to look for when searching for the best breathable shoes for you.

When you're out on a long run or working up a sweat in the gym, the last thing you want is for your shoes to make your feet feel hot and uncomfortable. That's why breathable shoes are essential for any athlete's wardrobe. A good pair of breathable shoes will keep your feet cool and dry, even when you’re working up a sweat.

There are a few things to look for when searching for the best breathable shoes for you. Here are some of the most important features to keep in mind:

  • Mesh upper: A mesh upper is a must-have feature in any breathable shoe. The mesh allows air to flow freely around your feet, keeping them cool and dry. It’s especially important if you live in a warmer climate or you tend to sweat a lot when you exercise.
  • Ventilated sole: Another important feature in a breathable shoe is a ventilated sole. This allows airflow around your feet and prevents them from overheating.
  • Breathable liner: A breathable liner is also a good idea if you want your shoes to be as breathable as possible. It helps to wick away moisture from your feet, keeping them dry and comfortable.
  • Lightweight construction: Breathable shoes should be lightweight and comfortable to keep your feet from feeling weighed down when you're exercising. Look for shoes made from lightweight materials such as mesh.

When searching for the best breathable shoes, keep these features in mind. With a little bit of research, you should be able to find a pair of shoes that will keep your feet cool and comfortable, even when you're working up a sweat. KURU provides all of the above to give you the most breathable shoes on the market.

Why Others Love KURU

See What Our Customers Are Saying About Us

"Perfect fit!

I got these a few weeks ago, and they are amazing! After the break in period, they fit like a glove! I love how breathable and light weight they are, and that I can stand in them for 8 hours and only be sore and not in pain! Definitely recommend for anyone with a low arch and knee issues. Can't wait to buy my next pair!"
-Susan87

"As always, KURU pulls through

Second pair of KURU, and just like the last, these are amazing. Lightweight, breathable and extremely easy on the feet. First pair lasted 7 years, and I am expecting no less from these. KURU knows how to make a great pair of shoes."
-A. Mann

"Cloud walking

These shoes feel like you are walking on clouds. They are soft with breathable tops. Size is true to fit and have plenty of room in the rounded tie box for a very large and sensitive bunion with no pressure points to irritate. Love them right out of the box. Only problem is trying to decide what color to buy next!"
-Rav413

FAQs

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

Are leather shoes breathable?

One of the unique characteristics of leather is its breathability. The natural pores in the hide allow air to circulate, keeping your feet cool and comfortable. Thanks to their perforated uppers and ventilated soles, KURU leather shoes are some of the most breathable on the market. However, it's important to note that not all leather shoes are created equal. Some leather shoes are more breathable than others, so choosing a well-ventilated pair is important. If you're looking for a breathable leather shoe, be sure to check out some KURUs.

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 KURUs helped reduce or eliminate their pain.

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 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.

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