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2010

Kuru Rapid Shoes review
Written by Jason Elliot   
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Setting up a base camp on a backpacking trip can be the last thing that you want to do after hiking a dozen-plus miles. Before the thoughts about setting up a camp and hanging a bear-proof container enters your mind, taking off sweaty and restrictive hiking boots is the first order of business.

Your 'dogs' need to breathe and cool off after pounding the backcountry trails. A comfy base camp shoe is a must to get your base camp up and to lounge around and relax.

Kuru touts the Rapid as a casual shoe built for kicking back and relaxing. The Kuru Rapid has a leather toe and heal cup that gives the shoe a flexible and durable design. The upper is made from a shear but sturdy material that is water and stain resistant. The Rapid has small nubby treads on the outersole that can handle low-mileage walking.

Kuru's tagline is 'The Most Anatomical Active Footwear'. A bold statement that is impossible to determine if Kuru's shoes have earned this pedigree. The bold claim comes from the design of Kuru's footbed. The curved footbed is designed to mold to your foot and cup your heel providing greater foot support.

After months of wear, the Kuru Rapid did show its comfort and convenience. The slipper design makes the Rapid easy to slip into and kick off. The specialized footbed design is very noticeable from the first time the shoe is worn. You can feel the uniquely designed heel cup and the footbed provides great arch support. The Rapid were comfortable and becomes a favorite after a long day on the trails or a long day in a "suit-and-tie" workplace.

Kuru_LogoThe Kuru Rapid delivers great comfort and convenience as advertised. Though, proving that they have the most anatomical footwear is a statement that is next to impossible to prove. Kuru offers the Rapid in one color scheme – brown – and they retail for $89.97. Kuru's footwear is only available through their website.


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Jason Elliot

JElliotJason Elliot is the Editor and Publisher of OutdoorInformer.com. Elliot has established a respected following with the top industry professionals and gearheads for his nonbiased reviews of outdoor gear and apparel. Elliot is a regular contributor to Examiner.com, Trails.com and other publications on top of his editorial and writing role with OutdoorInformer.com.

Elliot left a successful fifteen-plus year management career that he worked at Fortune 500 and S&P 500 companies to pursue his passion for writing about the outdoors. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from La Roche College.

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