As an avid sneaker wearer for well over 10 years, I’ve experimented with a multitude of shoes. The ones that look good inevitably have no arch support. Sneakers that are comfortable tend to be so unattractive I couldn’t realistically see myself wearing them.
That’s why Kuru’s Women’s Halcyon shoes are so great. Not only are they cute, but they’re comfortable and excellent for travel. The folks at Kuru Footwear were kind enough to send me a pair of Halcyons to try out.
Kuru Shoes review
Halcyons are great for trekking a city or hiking a trail. Designed with outdoors-y types in mind, these shoes are great for travelers, especially those who enjoy spending time outside.
Whether you’re looking for durable trail shoes or cute sneakers for the city, these could be the shoes for you. And if you’re not planning on doing hardcore hiking, I would even recommend Halcyons as your primary travel shoe.
The Halycon, and Kuru shoes in general, are very practical. They’re comfortable, have decent arch support, and great grip on the soles. I especially appreciate the padding around the achilles tendon.
A note on choosing a size: I read reviews that said they run 1/2 size small, but I think they fit true to size.
Kuru as the Perfect Travel Shoe
They’re lightweight, comfortable, durable, and compact. If you’re looking for an excellent travel shoe, check out Kuru. The upper of the Halcyon shoe is even collapsible so you can stuff the shoes in your bag without worrying about misshaping them.
My only complaint about my Kuru shoes is that compared to other sneakers they look a little chunky. They look great with pants, but with a skirt or shorts they look more like tennis shoes and less like compact sneakers.
Kuru Shoes and Sustainability
Another benefit to buying Kuru shoes is that Kuru donates a portion of its profits to nonprofits through a concept called Consumer Empowered Sustainability. Although the shoes themselves aren’t necessarily as eco-friendly as some other brands, this concept is worth reading about.
Kuru’s philosophy is about embracing sustainability as a lifestyle, not just in isolated events. It’s about using it to improve our world.