Wondering what the very best walking shoes for travel are? I’ve gathered my very favorites that I take with me on all of my trips.
I have been traveling more for work over the last couple of years. As much as I enjoy travel, I never really thought that I’d do it as a part of my job. But here I am! I’ve gotten better about what to pack, getting it all in a carry on for the most part (except for my trip to Iceland – I was worried I was going to freeze to death!). Something that I’ve found that makes a big difference? SHOES. They can make or break a trip. Let’s chat about the best walking shoes for travel.
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Best Walking Shoes
These are the shoes that I take on pretty much every trip that I go on. They are the best walking shoes. I don’t get blisters. My feet don’t hurt. I know that I’ll be okay if I wear these:
- I got New Balance shoes after one of my friends was wearing them on a trip I was on. They looked cute and she said they were super comfortable. I bought a pair and have since bought a few more. I can’t get enough of them.
- I’ve had Tieks for several years now. They are cute, easy to shove into any backpack or suitcase and go with all kinds of outfits. I have to admit that some are more comfortable than others. The black ones are my least comfortable but the ones that I wear constantly are the gold ones. They are suuuuper broken in and I love them. Check out my Tieks review follow up.
- Ecco Damara Strap Sandals – I got these as a recommendation from my friend LeighAnne who travels a lot. She was wearing them in a picture and I asked about them. I got them and fell in love. They are cute with all kinds of outfits and so comfortable. They are perfect for any spring or summer trip!
- Universal Thread Kessie Slide Sandal– I recently bought these sandals (they are newer from Target) and have worn them on a couple trips already. I walked all over Austin and they were so comfy! I will say that I had to get a bigger size than normal – I usually wear a size 8 but I got a size 9 in these. They were pretty narrow. But I couldn’t be happier with them. Another good one for dresses or to wear with white jeans or regular ones.
- Mossimo Lula Flip Flops– I have gotten these every year for the last few years. I wear them all spring and summer. And often throughout the year – it’s warm in SoCal year round remember? They also easily fit into my luggage and I know I can wear them with whatever I pack. They are great to walk to a pool or beach in too.
- I got these Sorel boots to wear on our Alaskan cruise. They happened to be on sale when I needed some boots and I totally lucked out. They are amazing!! They kept my feet super warm and were like walking on clouds. I can’t say enough about these shoes. If you are going anywhere cold, these boots are a must.
Since first writing this post, I’ve found even more shoes that I love to take on trips. Here are the latest:
So there you have it – my favorite walking shoes for travel. While I have over 70 shoes (yes! I need to get rid of more) – these are my go to shoes that I take with me while I travel. What are your favorites? I’m always looking for more, especially if they are comfortable and cute.
Michelle Raymond says
I’m a huge fan of Tieks. I wear them almost every day. I’ve recently been introduced to Rothy’s though. Oh my goodness, SO comfortable! I like them for dressier stuff because the ones I like have a pointed toe (there are other styles though that aren’t pointed). Been wearing them for about one month now, never a blister. Two other great things about them are that they are washable, throw them in the washing machine! Also, they are made from recycled water bottles!
They are up there in price, $145, but not as much as my beloved Tieks. If you want to try them, here’s a code for $20 off. https://www.talkable.com/x/K2EKcb
Dhairya Vyas says
Sketchers surely is the best choice for most of the places. But it may vary according to the weather of the location.
Wilhelmina Duivenvoorde Ross says
Forget flip flops. My sister and I only packed and wore sketchers. Walked all over Netherlands bricked streets and never complained of sore feet or tired legs. Light weight in luggage.
I love my Ecco sandals for travel especially to hot places but where you still need to do lots of walking. Totally recommend!