This Kuru shoes review was born out of necessity! 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 review to learn why these have just become my new favorite footwear.
Kuru provided me with these shoes in exchange for a Kuru shoes review but my love for these sandals is 100% my own! This post also contains affiliate links.
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 Shoes Review
I went with Kuru because they have shoes that are designed for people with plantar fasciitis. They help with arch support, heel pain and more. Plus, the cutting edge Kurusole hugs your heels to keep them better aligned and balanced. In other words, 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. All the Kuru shoes reviews were great but in the end, the Kala Sandals won out and I ordered a pair in black and another in white.
What’s the verdict? I LOVE these shoes! 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!
KURU SHOES REVIEW UPDATE: Almost two years later, I am still totally obsessed with these shoes. I haven’t had any more problems with plantar fasciitis and while it could be coincidence, wearing these shoes every day certainly didn’t hurt.
I’m on my second pair of black ones because I wore my first ones so much (they were still in good shape, just faded from spending every day in the hot Florida sun). Every once in while I’ll slip on a wedge sandal or even a high heel but these Kuru shoes are my go-to everyday shoe, especially for walking around the theme parks. I can’t recommend them enough!