Having tried and tested many (and I do mean many) shoes whilst travelling, I’ve decided its about time I share the seven best shoes for travel that I have found. Now there are a couple of categories these shoes need to fit in order to make it to the list, 1) they need to be comfortable; 2) they need to be durable; 3) they need to be shoes other than sneakers (because a list of 10 pairs of sneakers would just be too obvious now, wouldn’t it!?)
If your travels take you to small charming coastal towns or European cities with plenty of cobblestones to meander through, these Soludos classic espadrilles are your ultimate answer. They have really comfy soles and are made of canvas so also really light to pack. If you have a little more cash to spare, these espadrilles by Tony Burch are just gorgeous!
These are my absolute go-to travel shoe. The Converse Chucks are great for short walks around cities but certainly shouldn’t replace sneakers (they’re comfy for short distances but not for long walks). While they’re most classically worn with skinny jeans, I love to pair them with a dress or jumpsuit to stay casual!
If you’re after something a little more comfy than the converse for longer wear (i.e. a full day) or just a comfy plane shoe to pair with some slacks or jeans and a sweater, these Adidas sneakers are all the rage at present. I’veeven seen some super stylish Parisienne’s pulling them off in their effortless manner!
4. Dolce Vita Over-the-knee boots (suede)
I do love an over-the-knee boot, especially in a timeless black that goes with everything. These Dolce Vita boots are great for day wear in Autumn or Winter climates, however they are made of suede so not great for wet weather. I have a very similar pair from Zara that I’ve been wearing for years.
5. Cole Haan Over-the-knee boots (leather)
Here’s a wet weather alternative: these Cole Haan boots are made of black leather, so are a better choice for wet winter weather (London and Paris being key candidates!)
6. Nike Air Max
These Nike Airs are my go to sneaker for day walks, hikes, adventure activities… you get the drill. They’re ridiculously comfortable and the best walking shoes I’ve found thus far. They also double as a gym shoe if you’re into that thing!
For tropical adventures, look no further than a comfy (but also stylish) pair of sandals to top off any outfit. I like to buy mine from Asos (l.o.v.e these Espadrilles) as they’re usually a bargain and that way once they wear out (I usually get 6-18 months out of a sandal), I’m not completely heartbroken to part with them (though sometimes this is still the case!)