When I was told I had plantar fasciitis, I was none too happy to be told that I’d have to change the type of shoes I was wearing. That was until I discovered these sandals! Check out my Kuru Footwear review to learn why these have just become my new favorite shoes.
Kuru provided me with shoes in exchange for this review but my love for these sandals is 100% my own!
It’s always something! I had just started running regularly again and was killing it. That’s why, when I started feeling pain in my right foot, I totally ignored it. I’m pretty stubborn (just ask my hubby) so I ran again the next day. It was little more painful but no pain, no gain, right? After running again a third day and then a fourth, the pain progressively got worse and I realized that I might actually need to get it checked out.
It turned out that I had plantar fasciitis. This was terrible timing because I had three press trips in a row coming up, two of which would require a lot of walking! Next I got even more bad news…I couldn’t wear my cute shoes anymore. The cute black flip flops/sandals that I’d worn practically every day since we’d moved to Florida had to go. I needed more supportive footwear.
Originally I was told that I should wear sneakers every day but sneakers with cute shorts and sundresses don’t work for me (yes, there’s that stubborn side again). I knew I could find a happy medium. I did some research online and after checking out a lot of different sites, I came across Kuru footwear.
Kuru Footwear Review
Kuru Footwear has shoes that are designed for people diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. These shoes can also help with arch support, heel pain and more. I learned that the cutting edge Kurusole hugs the heels to keep them better aligned and balanced. While other shoes flatten the fat cushion in the heel, Kuru moves with each step to keep it just where it should be. In regular terms, these shoes were going to be good for my feet.
Kuru makes everything from sneakers, ballet style flats and loafers but this Florida girl was going straight for the sandals. My favorites were the Sling and the Kala Women’s Sandals because they were so much cuter than other supportive shoes I’d seen on other sites. Both styles had great reviews but in the end, the Kala Sandals won out and I ordered a pair in black and another in white.
Do I like them? No, I LOVE them! I wore them on all my trips and they were so comfortable. By comfortable, I mean that I walked for three days straight at the Universal theme parks and my foot never once bothered me. Not being able to enjoy the trip because of foot pain had been my biggest fear but thanks to Kuru, it wasn’t an issue.
Originally, I was just going to wear these until I could go back to my old shoes but that never happened. These have become my new go-to shoes and I wear them pretty much every day of the week. When I went to Punta Cana last month, they couldn’t have been more perfect for the beach!
When I’m ready to run again (I’m so close), I may just have try out a pair of Kuru sneakers. These sandals have been so comfy that I can only imagine the sneakers are just as good. Since they’re a lot better for my feet than my old ones, maybe I can avoid getting plantar fasciitis again. Once was one too many times for me!