Everyone knows that packing for travel is a pain. I consistently have to sit on my suitcase to get it to close, and it’s usually due to one thing: My shoes.
I’m guilty of overpacking in general, but especially when it comes to shoes. I just want some travel shoes that’ll go with every outfit, sue me.
But as any pro travel knows, you should probably only bring around two pairs of shoes with you on each trip — counting the ones you wear on the plane, of course.
That’s easier said than done, though. It all depends on where you’re going. Sometimes, you end up going places where you need a shoe that can withstand a blizzard, but other times, you just need a comfortable pair of lightweight sneakers. Read more…
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BEST ALL-AROUND TRAVEL SHOE
adidas Ultraboost 20 Sneakers
The adidas Ultraboosts are an all-in-one powerhouse, offering comfort and versatility in both style and usage — you can take them almost anywhere.
$180 from Adidas
BEST AIRPORT SHOE
Allbirds Wool Runners
Running through the airport is already stressful enough, so you might as well be comfortable while doing it — the Allbirds Wool Runners are ultra-cozy and flexible, making it the top pick for air travel.
$95 from Allbirds
BEST SHOES FOR CITY TRAVEL
Veja V-10 Trainers
It’s always better to shop eco-friendly if you can — the Veja V-10s are sustainably made, comfortable, and they’ll look great no matter what city you find yourself in.
$135 from Amazon
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BEST SHOES FOR BUSINESS TRIPS
Cole Haan OriginalGrand Ultra Wingtip Oxford
Oxford shoes are notoriously uncomfortable, but the Cole Haan OriginalGrands bring both the classic Oxford style and extreme comfort to the table, making it the perfect semi-formal shoe for business travel.
$180 from Cole Haan
BEST HIKING BOOTS
Danner Mountain Light Boots
Danner’s Mountain Light boots are the epitome of a high-quality hiking boot — they are comfortable, practical, and elicit tons of nostalgia with their heritage aesthetic.
$380 from Amazon
Birkenstock Arizona Sandals
If you want a sandal that’s more versatile than a flip-flop, Birkenstocks are the obvious next step — they’re super comfortable, and they work with a vast array of outfits.
$125 from Amazon
BEST SLIP-ON SHOE
Toms Classic Alpargata
Toms are a great, convenient, in-between option for those who want the benefits of both a shoe and a sandal.
$49.95 from Toms
BEST FOR RAINY/WINTER CLIMATES
Bean Boots by L.L.Bean (Shearling-Lined)
Wet, winter climates demand a versatile boot, and L.L. Bean’s popular duck boots bring it all to the table: Warmth, comfort, and practicality.
$249 from L.L.Bean