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Most Comfortable
Warm Shoes for Cold Feet

Perfect balance of comfort and style, featuring warm, weather-proof leather uppers and synthetic linings.

Going to work in cold weather? Traveling to a chilly place? Whether you’re staying in the house or walking around town during the cooler months, you’ll need warm boots, warm shoes for work, or warm tennis shoes—especially when the temperature drops significantly.

The good news is you can find a variety of high-quality, stylish, and warm shoes for cold feet at KURU. Complete with our exclusive three-part technology, KURU shoes can keep your feet comfortable and warm all season long.

Experts Guide to Warm Shoes

What are Warm Shoes?

Warm shoes are footwear designed to protect your feet during cold weather. Shoes that provide insulation, warmth,

By wearing shoes with high-quality materials, you can help keep your feet comfortable and warm, even in chilly temperatures. When looking for the best warm winter shoes, consider factors like shoe material, breathability, comfort, cushion, and shock absorption. At KURU, we combine these characteristics with warm shoes that are fashionable and functional.

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Our Customer Favorites

"Love Them!
I bought these shoes for a trip to Montana. They have been great! Comfortable, no blisters, can wear all day & they keep my feet warm."
-Dana T
"Gift for son, he loves them
Bought these for my son for Xmas. He absolutely loves them. Says the support and feel are great and keep his feet nice and warm."
-Sally B

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Dress in Style With Warm Shoes

Make dressing for any activity a breeze with our stylish warm shoes.

Want to sport a stylish look while meeting your friends? Wear a high-quality pair of knee-high boots with a short skirt and an oversized sweater. Skinny jeans, slim-fit pants, and leggings are also perfect for creating a beautiful lean line that helps elongate your legs. If you opt to wear platform shoes, you can rock them with a classic striped shirt, a long coat for more character, and blue jeans.

Of course, who wouldn’t want to wear an all-time classic like sneakers? You can easily achieve a cute and comfy look by pairing your white sneaker with rolled-up boyfriend jeans and a simple black top.

Another comfy and practical choice for cold weather is loafers. It’s easier to walk in ice or snow as your feet are close to the ground. They’re also a good choice of warm shoes for work. You can pull off a fashionable look by pairing loafers with leggings or skirts. Whether you need warm shoes for walking, warm tennis shoes, or warm shoes for work, it’s best to go with weather-ready footwear, so that when your pants or socks get wet, your feet remain warm.

Cold Weather Basics

Prep for frigid temperatures with these KURU GURU tips to warm shoes, insulation, and weather-proofing.

Here are some ways to give your feet some love during cold weather:

  • Wear boots with a waterproof membrane included in their design as they prevent moisture and ensure breathability. Note that several companies may use varying agents for repelling moisture.
  • Choose the right socks. Wearing too-thick socks can cause pressure on your feet and disrupt blood circulation to your toes. Thus, pick socks that are thin or medium-thick. They should also be breathable and moisture-wicking.
  • Use moisture-wicking spray. Protect your winter footwear with a layer of water-repellent spray. This can help keep shoes comfortable and dry even in wet conditions.
  • Let your shoes dry out overnight. Place them in a warm environment with adequate space to allow air circulation. If the inside of your boots is too wet, remove the insoles and stuff your shoes with dry, unused newspaper.
a woman wearing warm shoes goes for a hike in the crisp fall weather. a woman wearing warm shoes goes for a hike in the crisp fall weather.

Types of Warm Shoes & Finding the Best Fit

There are so many options for warm shoes out there, we’re breaking down our favorites!

Cold weather can’t stop you from going out with comfy, stylish, warm shoes. Here are some types of warm winter shoes you can wear to stay comfortable and stylish all winter long.

  • Leather sneakers: With leather sneakers, you get enough insulation, coverage, and stylish sneaker flare. Just be sure to spritz them with a layer of water-resistant spray for protection in wet conditions. They’re also perfect for places that don’t have winter weather.
  • Knee-high boots: Knee-high boots are chic, classic, and fashionable. Since they offer high coverage over your lower legs and often come in naturally insulating leather or suede, they’re an excellent choice for warm shoes for winter.
  • Ankle boots: Whether you’re wearing long winter dresses or jeans, leather ankle boots are a versatile wardrobe staple for fall and winter months.
  • Loafers: If wearing warm boots is not your style, you can pick a quality pair of leather loafers instead. Black or brown loafers are a good place to start as they easily complement any outfit, while leather uppers help keep you warm.
  • Slip ons: With warm slip-on shoes, you won’t have to tie the laces. Whether it’s summer or winter, slip ons can be easily paired with your casual clothes.

To find the best fit when buying new shoes, have your feet measured. Even if you’ve been wearing a specific size, this may change over time, and each manufacturer will have different bases for the sizes.

We recommend measuring your feet at the end of the day because this is when they’re most expanded. Be sure there’s a finger-width space between the longest toe and the end of the shoes.

Why Others Love KURU

See What Our Customers Are Saying About Us

"Fantastic

These were purchased to wear inside for slippers! They are great! You could easily wear these outside!!! I am in Minnesota so warm slippers are needed!"
-Darlene M

"Good winter boot

Bought these knowing they would be comfortable and good for my feet, didn’t know if they’d be warm enough for a Canadian winter and they are! Half size bigger to accommodate a big sock and I’m good to go!"
-Johnnycle

"So Comfy and warm

The best slippers ever! I suffer from Scleroderma and have Reynauds phenomenon in my hands and feet very badly. It is so hard to keep my feet warm. These are a game changer! I highly recommend!"
-Michele B

FAQs

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

What shoes are good for the cold?

Shoes that are good for the cold include knee-high boots, ankle boots, Chelsea boots, platform shoes, loafers, and leather sneakers. Whether you’re going to work, walking, running errands, or traveling, you need warm shoes to keep your feet comfortable and dry.

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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