Murray — KURU Footwear has been recognized in Newsweek’s Fastest Growing Online Shops report. The list was released last week and classified as an “extremely high” growth company in the category of Fashion Accessories – Shoes with the likes of well-known footwear brands including New Balance and Vans.

Founded in 2009 by CEO Bret Rasmussen, KURU Footwear is a 100 percent direct-to-consumer company on a mission to eliminate foot pain. KURU’s niche is “stylish shoes for foot pain” creating and selling orthopedic shoes that don’t look orthopedic. The secret sauce is our patented KURUSOLE, which provides superior arch support and enhances the natural cushioning of the user’s heel. 

To compile the annual ranking, Newsweek partners with respected global data firm Statista to determine which 1,000 shops across 37 categories are the fastest growing online shops. The companies that make the list must surpass 1 million annual website visits in the US; $1 million in revenue in the US; and have 50 percent or more traffic and sales in the US market. KURU was classified as an “extremely high growth” company based on total sales, traffic, and a quality assurance evaluation of the website.

KURU Footwear CEO, Bret Rasmussen says “This is a great honor to be recognized, among other leaders within our industry, for the world-class customer experience our team provides. We attribute our growth to creating a truly exceptional product that has helped millions of people relieve their foot pain.” in addition, he says “Our KURU GURUs excel at delighting our customers, while our e-commerce team is constantly optimizing our online store to make the buying process as seamless as possible.” 

About KURU Footwear

KURU Footwear is a direct-to-consumer shoe company on a mission to eliminate foot pain. Since the company’s launch in 2009, millions of individuals have experienced the unique style, superior support, and unimaginable comfort of KURU. With its relentless focus on innovation and commitment to endless comfort, KURU continues to define the future of how footwear should feel. For more information, visit

About Newsweek

Newsweek is a premier news magazine and website that has been bringing high-quality journalism to readers around the globe for over 80 years. Newsweek provides the latest news, in-depth analysis, and ideas about international issues, technology, business, culture, and politics. In addition to its online and mobile presence, Newsweek publishes weekly English print editions in the United States, Europe/Middle East/Africa and Asia as well as editions in Japanese, Korean, Polish, Serbian, and Spanish.

Spun off from IBT Media in September 2018, Newsweek is co-owned 50 percent each by Dev Pragad, the President and CEO, and Johnathan Davis, who has no operational role at Newsweek.

About Statista

Within just a few years, Statista managed to establish itself as a leading provider of market and consumer data. Over 1,100 visionaries, experts and doers continuously reinvent Statista, thereby constantly developing successful new products and business models.

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