Warm weather and school vacations make summer a great time to travel. I know many of you plan trips to Europe at this time of year, so finding a pair of travel shoes you love is important since you’ll probably be walking miles in them. In fact, shoes might be the most important thing you’ll pack!
We all know that uncomfortable shoes make for an unhappy traveler. Testing out the shoe before you go is incredibly important. I never bring a brand new pair on a trip that involves a lot of walking. There is nothing worse than getting a blister on the first day.
I put together a roundup of my favorite travel shoes for the summer and did my best to take into account style, comfort, and whether they pack nicely in your suitcase.
1. Soludos Classic Espadrille – Soludos are comfy, lightweight, and make your legs look fantastic in shorts. They don’t have the best arch support, but I usually like to bring a pair of Toms (below) and a pair of Soludos to rotate through during the week.
2. TOMS Slip-On – Toms are comfortable, extremely light-weight, and aren’t a total eyesore. They have little to no arch support, but for some reason that has never been a problem for me with this brand. I like to rotate these with a pair of Soludos.
3. Tory Burch Minnie Travel Ballet Flats – I always like Tory Burch flats and their new travel version is great because they fold up into your purse or into the pockets in your luggage.
4. Soludos Espadrille – See #1.
5. Superga – If you are looking for a tennis shoe this is a good alternative to a big clodhopper.
6. Birkenstock – You are either a Birkenstock lover or you’re not and you can usually find out pretty quickly. The foot bed is so formed that if it doesn’t suit your foot you’ll know immediately. I love these shoes and can walk all day in them, but I know my mom doesn’t wear them as they don’t fit her foot.
7. Sperry Boat Shoes – Boat shoes are very comfortable, don’t require socks, and work great if you plan on getting wet at any point in the day.
8. Jack Rogers – This classic sandal has been around for a long time. Even Jackie O. used to wear them. I think they are comfortable, but the wood bottom takes some getting used to so they are not for everyone.
What are your favorite travel shoes? I’d love to hear!
Happy feet & Happy Travels!