Non-Slip Shoes: Stay Safe with Reliable Traction

Among the web’s top-rated shoes for slip resistance.

The last thing you want to worry about on slippery floors is slipping. Whether you’re a medical professional moving quickly between rooms or a food service industry worker carrying trays of dishes, you deserve reliable non-slip shoes.

Discover KURU’s non-slip shoes with grippy rubber outsoles, superior arch support, and premium shock absorption. Stay safe and comfortable on your feet all day long.

What are Non-Slip Shoes?
What are Non-Slip Shoes?

Non-slip shoes provide extra traction on wet or slippery surfaces, enhancing stability and safety for confident walking even during long shifts. With grippy rubber outsoles, traction-heavy tread, and a deep heel cup, our slip-resistant shoes offer steady footing throughout the day.

Ideal for restaurant workers, healthcare professionals, and those in the retail industry, slip-resistant work shoes from KURU are designed to meet your needs. Featuring a traction-heavy rubber outsole, deep heel cup for stability, arch support, cushioning, and reflective areas for visibility and safety.

A couple wearing KURU KINETIC non slip shoes.
Turn Any Footwear into Non-Slip

Ways to Turn Any Type of Footwear into Non-Slip Shoes

Looking to convert any footwear into non-slip shoes? Try these tips:

  • Wear outsole pads: To add some increased traction to your shoes, consider attaching a stick-on outsole pad to bring increased stability to each step.
  • Use a coating spray: You can purchase a non-slip coating spray for your regular shoes to give them a bit more outsole friction on slippery surfaces.
  • Scuff up the outsoles: Use a sharp object to create added roughness to your shoe’s outsoles to add some additional tread.
Shoe Care Tips

Shoe Care Tips

Ensure the longevity of your anti-slip shoes with these shoe care tips:

Clean your footwear: Keep your shoes clean by using a brush to remove debris followed by a cleaning solution to remove dirt and stains. Our KURU Shoe Cleaning Kit
comes equipped with an all-material shoe cleaner, cleaning brush and microfiber cloth, this kit ensures you can make your shoes look like you just bought them—over and over again.

Protect your footwear: Protect your shoes with a preventive spritz of KURU Shield, our proprietary blend of shoe protector spray. This water-repellent layer works on all shoe materials and helps safeguard your footwear from everyday spills or extra rainy days.

Allow shoes to air dry: Allow shoes to dry out away from sunlight after being worn. Sunlight and moisture can prematurely break down materials, so giving shoes some breathing room after being worn each day can help them stay fresh.

Wear socks for longevity: Socks provide a barrier against sweat and bacteria, so it’s important to wear socks
whenever you plan to don your non-slip footwear. Reducing bacteria and sweat build-up can help extend the life of your footwear and reduce the risk of odor.

  • What are non-slip shoes?

    Non-slip shoes feature grippy rubber outsoles and traction-heavy tread, providing stability and safety on slippery surfaces. They are perfect for those in the food or medical industry and can benefit older individuals or those who need walking assistance.

  • What do non-slip shoes look like?

    Non-slip shoes come in various styles and types, often seen as casual sneakers with sturdy rubber outsoles and superior traction. Black non-slip shoes are popular for their versatility.

  • How do non-slip shoes work?

    Non-slip shoes work by utilizing strong rubber outsoles and carefully designed tread patterns to offer traction and displace water, ensuring safe footing with each step.

  • How do I make non-slip shoes?

    If you don’t currently have a pair of non-slip shoes and need a temporary solution before you buy, there are a few ways you can add traction to your current pair.

    1.) Wear stick-on outsole pads to provide extra traction.
    2.) Use a coating spray to give your outsoles more friction and stability.
    3.) Try scuffing your soles to provide a bit more tread.

  • 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.

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Key Considerations Before Making Your Purchase

What to Look for in a Slip-Resistant Shoe

Here are a few key features to watch for as you shop for non-slip footwear.

Meets non-slip standards: Check to see if the non-slip work shoes you’re considering meet ASTM F2913 and SATRA TM-144 standards. This internationally recognized standard for slip resistance will help keep you safe as you work.

Has a sturdy rubber outsole: Quality non-slip work shoes—for women and men alike—feature strong rubber outsoles designed to give you extra stability to make abrupt stops and walk more safely on slippery surfaces.

Designed with traction-heavy tread: It’s important to look at the bottom sole of a potential non-slip restaurant shoe or nurse shoe. You should see clear patterns of tread on the bottom to allow wet substances to travel through the shoe instead of sliding on it.

Features a deep heel cup: Look for a non-slip work sneaker with a deep heel cup for added motion control with every step. A deep heel cup along with adequate arch support helps align the joints and offer increased stability.

Offers arch support, cushion, and room for toes: Part of staying stable is staying comfortable. We tend to overcompensate when we’re in pain, so look for shoes with adequate arch support, cushion, and a generous toe box for lasting comfort.

Includes some reflective material: Some women’s and men’s non slip shoes feature a reflective strip or two for increased visibility. This light-reflective material can improve safety while working or walking during the wee morning or late night hours.

Three Layers of Support
Three Layers of Support

At KURU, we pride ourselves on our unique approach to shoe design. We believe that shoes should be shaped to fit the natural contours of your feet, which is why we create every pair in three distinct support layers, not just an insole.

Our revolutionary ergonomic design starts with a curved footbed and adds unparalleled triple-layer support that includes shock-absorbing KURUCLOUD, heel-cupping KURUSOLE, and arch-supporting ULTIMATE INSOLES. The result? Shoes that are so comfortable you’ll stop thinking about your feet.








Our patented KURUSOLE plate features a unique design that cups and protects the heel and allows for dynamic flexion with each step. This superior support helps utilize our body’s natural cushioning system, the heel’s fat pad, so you can work hard all day long.

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Why Others Love KURU

Why Others Love KURU

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Comfortable and non-slip. These are the exact thing I need while volunteering at an animal shelter. With my old sneakers I slipped whenever I washed the floor. I don’t slip with these on and they are so comfortable! I can work my entire shift with no foot pain!


Amazing comfort ability! I just started wearing these a week ago. After 3 days of breaking them in, i can say I’m a proud owner of some amazing shoes. As a line cook for the past 10 years these are hands down the best shoes I’ve ever had. Non slip and comfortable. Also less aches on my feet. Definitely a mood changer for long shifts.


Great Shoes. Better than a poke in the eye. Very comfortable. Fit was slightly small – I ordered up half a size and they fit well. They are holding up under many work miles walked daily. The arch support is super and the slip-resistant soles are better than I even expected. I walk on extremely oil-saturated floors and these shoes work well. I highly recommend these shoes. I would like to see more of an industrial steel toe in future offerings.


Kinetic Anti-slip sneaker. This shoe saves me from foot pain. I have Plantar Fasciitis, and I tried everything from inserts to multiple shoes, and this is the only shoe that gave me relief. I buy a pair every year.


Antislip works!! Bought these at the beginning of the summer which was a mistake since I never put them on till last week! I wore my Kuru flip flops all summer instead which are wicked comfortable. I’m a semi retired chef so I was waiting for Kuru to come out with an antislip shoe…I went to help a friend out in her kitchen and these shoes are totally skid resistant..a little oil and water on the floor no problem at all. My feet were tired at the end of the shift since I hadn’t had shoes on in awhile but the fit & comfort is perfect. I’ll make good use of these!!

Deborah D

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