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Best Low-Top Shoes

Lightweight and low profile design for maximized performance and increased range of motion.

Want something lowkey yet stylish and flexible? Get yourself a great pair of low-top shoes from KURU! Whether you need low-top hiking shoes, low-top work shoes, or low-top casual shoes, we have a wide selection designed for your varying needs and preferences.

To maximize your investment, grab the best low-top shoes that value design and comfort, foot support and protection, versatility and breathability, and fit and durability like KURU.

Experts Guide to Low-Top Shoes

What are Low-Top Shoes?

A type of shoe with a lower collar, low-top shoes do not cover the ankle. They are lightweight, low profile, and flexible. Low-top shoes are also responsive and give you increased control of movements. As one of the most common types of shoes, low tops are found everywhere.

However, you’ll want to own the best low-top shoes that are comfortable, durable, and trendy like KURU. Designed with unique three-part technology, our collection of low-top shoes offer you the right amount of cushioning, heel and arch support, and comfort.

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Our Customer Favorites

"The Search for the Perfect Shoe is Over
My Kuru's felt different every other shoe I've tried from the minute I put them on. I wore the shoes indoors for a few hours a day for three or four days--not the full recommended break-in period. They've been wonderful to walk in. The heel support feels like the key difference between Kuru's and other leading fitness shoes. These are not squishy soft shoes, but you won't miss padding if you're used to a very soft, padded shoe. There's also enough "road feel" to satisfy those who like a very low profile shoe. And the quality of the materials and workmanship are superior to anything I've ever tried, including shoes costing 50% more."
-Donna60
"Consistent Quality
I bought another pair of Quantum's. I love all my pairs of low cut Kuru's. The styles are excellent and very smart color choices. I also have three pairs of hiking boots. Every shoe fits with comfort on day-one. Hard to find that immediate comfort elsewhere!"
-JoeP

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A woman ties the laces of her KURU ATOM low-top shoes. A woman ties the laces of her KURU ATOM low-top shoes.

Pair Your Low-Top Shoes for Every Occasion

Explore how to style and wear the latest styles of low-top shoes from KURU.

Along with low-top shoes’ lightweight and flexible features, they allow you to walk with style and character. For example, you can pair your black low-top shoes with well-tailored black pants, a plain white shirt, and a top-quality leather jacket. Then, complete your look with some shades and your hair spiked.

If you’re wearing white low-profile shoes, you can sport a cool outfit at casual parties with a striped top, a baseball-style jacket, and gray jeans. Then, if you want a comfy yet fashionable summer outfit, wear florals, white shorts, and low-top shoes. Add some oomph with classic shades and bracelets.

If you’re aiming for stylish semi-formal office attire, wear a maroon blazer, a white crisp collar shirt, a maroon tie, slim-fit pants, and white low-top work shoes.

Women can also sport a fun and sexy look with a stylish white or ivory shift dress and white low-top shoes. You can add a little bit of contrast to your outfit by mixing your bright-colored tops with white low-profile shoes that have an accent color. Lastly, you can never go wrong with denim and low-top shoes. For a chic and cozy look, wear a denim dress for summer.


Shoe Fit Tips

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

Whether you want white low-top shoes, black low-top shoes, and other colors and designs, make sure they have a comfy fit with these tips:

  • Check whether there’s a finger-width space at the end of the low-top shoes.
  • Measure your foot size and shape as they change over time. Also, each manufacturer follows different forms and measurements, so don’t always depend on the label and rather trust your comfort level.
  • Check the shoe construction. The best low-top hiking shoes, low-top casual shoes, or low-top work shoes have a highly cushioned heel and sturdy sole and offer ultimate breathability and comfort.
  • Given that your feet expand naturally during the day, shop for the best low-top shoes in the afternoon.
  • Walk in your low-top shoes. Walking around will help you determine whether they feel tight, loose, or comfortable.
  • Pick low-top hiking shoes or low-top work shoes that fit your larger foot. While you can use inserts for bigger shoes, you can’t create more space for a small shoe.
A woman wearing KURU PIVOT low-top shoes stands on a set of stairs. A woman wearing KURU PIVOT low-top shoes stands on a set of stairs.

Features of Low-Top Shoes & Finding the Best Fit

Need a new pair of low-top shoes? Learn more about the features you should look out for in low-top shoes and find the perfect fit for any activity.

  • High-quality materials: An impressive pair of low-top shoes are made of top-grade materials that provide additional arch support, relieve pressure, combat foot pain, and eventually last longer.
  • Excellent style: Depending on your taste, you’ll want something minimalist, trendy, modern, or full of character. KURU offers a variety of low-top shoes for men and women to cater to your needs and tastes.
  • Enhanced comfort level: While low-top shoes are generally comfortable, you should pick one that takes comfort to another level. The best low-top shoes have innovative technology, like KURU, and use advanced foams to offer superior cushion, shock absorption, and support.
  • Superb flexibility: The right low-top shoes for you have dynamic flexing, like KURU, provides firmness and softness based to adapt to your foot needs.

Why Others Love KURU

See What Our Customers Are Saying About Us

"LOVE THEM!

I bought Quantums first, and from the moment I put them on I decided I did not want to wear anything other than KURUs ever, so I had to find a work shoe. The Kivi are so perfect for this! They're my new favorites. Super comfortable, slip on, low profile...it feels really good to wear them, like getting a foot massage."
-Roynan

"Great fit and comfort out of the box.

It's been a long search to find a shoe that is so supportive. I have flat feet with a low arch and these do the job. I'm very pleased with the fit, style, breathability, and the gate of the shoe (how it rolls heel to toe)."
-Gjeoneandonly

"Casual slip on

Was persistent with my desire to have summer casual slip on that I could still wear to work. Ever since I fell in love with the my first pair of KURU's I e-mailed my suggestion for summer weight shoe something that can breath and these more than hit the mark. Great support and light weight, I wear with socks because I must at work. Recommend for someone looking for slip on with support I still have room even with light weight socks, I wear a medium width. Now if we can only get it less bulky looking more low profile but keep the great support."
-Donnie H.

FAQs

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

How should I lace low-top shoes?

You can lace low-top shoes with the classic under pattern, diagonal-and-over-pattern, loop-back pattern, or straight pattern. The method varies according to factors like narrow or wide feet and your preferences.

What is a low-top shoe?

A low-top shoe has a lower collar and doesn't cover the ankle. It’s lightweight, flexible, responsive, and allows an increased range of motion.

Are high or low tops better?

This depends on your activities, needs, and preferences. High tops have ankle lock-in, are often more durable, offer bouncy cushioning, and provide better ankle support. However, they can also restrict your movement and are relatively heavier. Meanwhile, low-top shoes are responsive, flexible, and have no foot restrictions. However, there’s no ankle lock-in and some may be less durable given the soft or loose materials.

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.

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