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Most Comfortable
Sandals

Engineered with KURUSOLE technology for you to tackle warm weather in comfort and style.

When warm weather approaches, there’s no better time to start wearing sandals. That’s exactly what sandals are for—the perfect companion for spring and summer months to help your feet stay comfortable and dry even in high heat.

All KURU sandals are made with contoured, cushioned insoles and firm arch support, so you can keep cool and comfortable for long days on your feet.

Experts Guide to Sandals

What are Sandals?

Sandals are one of the most popular warm-weather footwear options. Ranging from the simple flip-flop and slide sandals to sandals with heel straps and built-in arch support, no other footwear lets your feet breathe as easily during hot weather like sandals.

Sandals are also some of the simplest, lightest, and easiest shoes to wear. Depending on the style, your sandals may have a toe post, one strap going over the top of the foot, or several straps criss-crossing over the foot. Heel straps offer even more security, stability, and comfort—especially if you’re using them for long walks, running, and other high-energy activities.

While many sandals on the market today have flat soles, KURU sandals offer high-quality built-in arch support and cushion in every pair—perfect for plantar fasciitis, bunions, and arch pain alike.

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Our Customer Favorites

"Love this sandal!
This sandal looks even better in person, a step up from a basic flip-flop. Looks and fits great. Thanks Kuru for another great shoe."
-Kathy_R
"Feel great
Second pair of kala’s and many pairs of Kuru’s my plantar fasciitis loves them all"
-Big Dan

Technology for a Natural Fit, Engineered to Fight Foot Pain

A woman stands wearing comfort sandals with arch support. A woman stands wearing comfort sandals with arch support.

How to Pair Your Sandals and When to Wear Them

Wondering how to style your sandals? Our KURU GURUs outline the best ways to wear them below.

Sandals are very versatile—especially in the spring and summer seasons. With the right color and material, your sandals can be worn with almost any warm-weather outfit.

It can be helpful to have a few pairs of sandals in different styles, but even just one pair can be your go-to summer footwear.

Here are our best tips for styling your sandals:

  • If you’re investing in one or two pairs of sandals, get them in neutral colors or the most dominant color in your wardrobe. Black, white, or tan are classic and timeless and match well with any color.
  • Wedge and sling-back sandals pair well with jeans. Sandals with skinny jeans make for an ideal day-to-night outfit.
  • Socks with sandals used to be a fashion faux pas but not anymore! Athletic or sports sandals match well with socks, providing better comfort, warmth, and grip.
  • Sandals, shorts, and a shirt or a tank top are classic summer combos for both men and women. Go for flip-flops if you’re going to the beach and slingbacks or sporty sandals if you’ll be going on long walks.
  • When wearing pants, go for ones that taper or end at the ankle. If your pants are longer than that, neatly fold them up to the right length.

Different types of sandals and where best to wear them:

  • Slides: Indoor slippers, errand runs, or casual get-togethers
  • Flip-flops: The beach, boating trips, everyday casual wear
  • Slingback sandals: Office outfits, smart casual or semi-formal wear, activities that involve a fair bit of walking
  • Athletic or sports sandals: Casual get-togethers or errands, gym workouts, running, walking tours, cases of toe injuries
  • Wedge sandals: Semi-formal events, brunch get-togethers, with long skirts or long pants
  • High heel sandals: Business events, formal occasions, and long gowns

Sandal Care Tips

Follow these simple tips to keep your sandals looking their best for years to come.

If you want your comfort sandals with arch support to last longer, then you need to clean them regularly and properly. It can be hard to find the perfect pair of sandals—especially if you’re looking for the best sandals for plantar fasciitis.

Here are a few tips for cleaning and storing your sandals so you can get more use out of them.

How to clean and maintain sandals:

  • Try to clean your shoes thoroughly every two weeks. You may also do it more frequently for athletic or sports sandals, especially if you wear them for running or hiking.
  • Avoid putting any footwear in the washer and dryer. It is unsure if your sandals would survive a cycle inside your washer.
  • Use a shoe cleaning gel that’s safe for fabric, leather, and other materials.
  • Always do a spot test when using a new cleaning solution or bleach.
  • Always air dry your shoes after washing.

How to store shoes properly:

  • Wipe away any dirt or mud off your sandals before storing them.
  • Store your sandals away from direct sunlight.
  • Keep your sandals in a cool and dry place.
  • Use moisture-absorbing products, like mothballs.
A man wearing KURU KALA comfortable flip flops sits on a rail at the beach. A man wearing KURU KALA comfortable flip flops sits on a rail at the beach.

Types of Sandals & Finding the Best Fit

Don’t ruin your spring or summer attire with the wrong shoes. Find the best style of sandals for your beach or backyard barbecue!

Sandals come in a wide range of types and styles. Although most sandals are perfect for casual wear, there are a few that you can wear for formal occasions and even for highly active and sporty events.

Below are some of the most popular types of sandals and when it's best to wear them:

Slides: Slides’ defining feature is their easy slip-on style with a single, wide strip of material going across the top of the foot. These sandals are all-rounders and great for both indoor and outdoor use.

Flip-flops: For many people, flip-flops are the trademark footwear for the summer season. This type of sandal features two straps that form a V-shape on the top of the foot and a connecting toe post in the center.

Slingback: Slingback sandals feature a strap going across the back of the foot. The strap prevents your foot from sliding backward and off the sandal. At the same time, it also holds your Achilles tendon in the proper position.

Active sandals: Active sandals have several straps to securely grip the foot and keep it in place even during vigorous activity. It also has a back strap to ensure the foot doesn’t slide off the sandal.

Wedge sandals: Wedge sandals can come in the form of slides, slingback, flip-flops, and more. While not the best sandals for walking, wedges offer the advantage of additional height.

Top tips for finding the sandals with the best fit:

  • Make sure your heels and toes should not hang off the back and front of your sandals.
  • Oversized sandals are more likely on uneven surfaces and result in injury.
  • Sandals that are too small will strain your feet and cause pain.
  • Check all the straps and sandals before to make sure they aren’t too loose or too tight for your feet.
  • For more comfortable sandals, look for ones with thicker soles, padding, or cushioning.

Why Others Love KURU

See What Our Customers Are Saying About Us

"So comfy!

I was very apprehensive about a comfortable between the toe shoe - this sandal did not disappoint! Not only was the between the toe not an issue, but the heel support was so good. Now walking in cute sandals is no longer a problem!"
-C. Crump

"Great Comfort

Most comfortable pool sandal I’ve ever owned. This is my second pair because the first pair was stolen at a resort in Mexico!"
-Brett R

"Comfortable and cute!

I bought these sandals about three weeks ago and they are so comfortable & look terrific on my feet. My foot is narrow and I have a difficult time getting this style from other shoemakers to fit me - so this is a first! I do feel like I'm still breaking them in, but based on the comfort and the way they feel I suspect I will get years of wear out of them."
-Joni W

FAQs

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

What are the most comfortable sandals?

When it comes to comfortable summer footwear, sandals will likely be your go-to shoe option— even at home. The most comfortable walking sandals are those that do not unnecessarily restrict your feet.

Moreover, the most comfortable sandals for walking should have a thick and stable sole, enough cushion, and comfortable sandals straps. Arch support is also key. It is essential to prevent strain, excessive pronation, and pulled muscles.

Here are a few tips to help you find the most comfortable sandals:

  • Sandals for flat feet should have ample arch support and shock-absorbing footbed or insole.
  • Sandals for flat feet should have ample arch support and shock-absorbing footbed or insole
  • Look for comfortable walking sandals with a contoured insole design for equal weight distribution.
  • For outdoor sandals, look for shoes with secure straps on the top and the back of the ankle.
Waterproof sandals include quick-drying materials to help you stay comfortable even in wet conditions.

How should flip flops fit?

Always choose flip-flops with built-in arch support and cushion to keep your feet healthy and happy during warm days.

Make sure your feet should perfectly fit on the sole of the flip-flops. Oversized flip-flops may catch on uneven surfaces and cause accidents. Meanwhile, flip-flops that are too small will strain your feet and cause pain or injury.

Additionally, inspect the straps of the flip-flops before buying as well. The most comfortable flip-flops are those with straps that are not too loose or too tight.

If they are too tight, you’ll get blisters. If they are too loose, they may cause you to trip and get injured. Try to look for flip-flops that have extra padding in the strap or a toe post that sits between your big and second toes for greater comfort.

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 bright blue shoes, dark blue shoes, or white shoes with blue accents, KURUs line of pain-relieving footwear help alleviate foot pain symptoms for all-day comfort.

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