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The easiest shoes you’ll ever put on. Seriously.

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Kizik shoes, based in Utah, is changing the way we wear our shoes. Really. They are.

Kizik® shoes, mostly athletic/sneaker-style, don’t have to be tied, velcroed, or anything of the sort to be put on. Nope. All you do is slide your foot in, and the back pops up on your heel. Read: You don’t have to bend over to put on these shoes. You simply step right into them.

I wouldn’t normally review a shoe. This is an RVing site, not a shoe site. But something about Kizik caught my eye. Our audience (maybe you) is older, and what gets harder the older you get? Bending over. Bending over and putting on shoes, specifically. When Kizik reached out to us a few months ago asking if they could send over a pair, I said absolutely.

Every night once my work here is done (is it ever done? Nope.) I walk at least three miles, but I aim for four. On weekends I hike, and if I don’t hike, I walk at least five or six miles. You get the point: I’m a walker.

I was sent the Kizik Lima style in black back in August. It’s October, and I haven’t taken them off since. (I apologize for the above photo—I should have taken it once they first arrived and were crispy, clean and new. Now they’re dusty and worn.)

Not only are they extremely comfortable (they’re squishy and have great support), but they take all of about three seconds to put on. Win. Win.

So, say I walk on average 4 miles a day, and I got them, say, August 11th, okay? That’s 244 miles I’ve walked in them. If that’s not a testimonial right there I don’t know what is. And I’m no shoe saleswoman! And I’m not just saying that. (If you went through my phone you’d see dozens and dozens of photos and videos of me on my walks in these shoes!)

Watch the short video below to get an idea of how they work. Seeing it will help you understand what I’ve been talking about.

If you’re in the market for a new pair of shoes that’s both comfortable and easy to put on—these are them. They’re perfect for on-the-go people, as well as older people, or people who maybe have a physical ailment where it’s hard to put on a regular pair of shoes. For all of you, look no further. I’m a convinced customer, and not just for myself. I already ordered a pair for my grandmother for Christmas.

Learn more and explore the Kizik website here.

##GRVA12

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Larry Lee
1 month ago

I have had difficulty finding shoes that fit and support my feet since 8th grade. Once I put on a pair of Sketchers, I have never considered anything else.

Tommy Molnar
1 month ago

Boy, I hate to admit it, but I went to the website to see how spendy these shoes were, and found that they are cheaper than the Brooks Beast shoes that I virtually “live in”. Yup, spendy, but unbelievably comfortable and I walk miles and miles in them. I would NEVER spend $160 on shoes before, but wifey ‘forced’ me to try them. Well, I’m on my third pair and I just love them to bits. I hate to bring up that aging old saying but, “You DO usually get what you pay for” (except when it comes to RV’s and RV repairs of course).

sally
1 month ago

They are made in CHINA!!!!! Not buying anything made in china if I have other options…too bad! Plus too pricey!

Joe
1 month ago

I would love to try many of these types of shoes but wearing a size 17 even the box is too small!

Tommy Molnar
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

Best of all comments!

SDW
1 month ago

I’m 74 and overweight, and I’ve been walking for 21/2 yrs. to lose weight. I’ve been wearing New Balance walking shoes that have two Velcro straps. I love them. What’s nice is the Velcro straps never let the shoes get loose on my feet. I set the bottom strap where I want it and never move it. I only have to loosen the top strap to take the shoes on and off and that just requires me to raise my foot up and pull the the top strap lose. I’m on my third pair in 5 yrs. and they hold up extremely well. I walk 8 to 10 miles every other day at 3.2 mph. I use the Under Armor app for walking. I get more than 500 miles out of a pair which are still in good enough shape to wear around the house or mow the lawn. I hope these shoes never change because it’s the only ones I’ll ever buy if possible. I buy the ones in black since they go with either jeans, shorts, or slacks. When they get dirty, I just wipe them off and put black shoe polish on them and they look new again. $150 a pair.

L Beal
1 month ago

These look cool, pretty expensive I’ll say and 244 miles isn’t much for walking.
I had a pair of girly closed in toe shoes, open in the front (no area for laces) that weren’t the cutest but were so comfortable I wore them all over for two years nonstop. Can’t remember the brand because they don’t sell them anymore.
The question you didn’t address though is, are they true to size?

Robert Champlin
1 month ago

Nice but too expensive.

Snayte
1 month ago

Right? There are dozens of shoes that can be slipped on like this. Many less expensive than these.