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If you’re planning a vacation, you definitely want to take the best travel shoes for women and good shoes for walking all day. Since you’ll likely be on your feet all day, the best shoes for standing all day are supportive and cushioned to absorb shock. Plus you want stylish walking shoes for travel so you don’t look like a total tourist abroad!
Whenever I travel I pack between 1-4 pairs of shoes, depending on where I am going, activities planned, and the weather. It also depends on if I am carrying on a small bag or have more room in a checked bag. I find packing more than one pair of comfortable travel shoes is best for my feet so I can give my feet a break. Plus, if you get blisters you are going to want to have more shoes to wear that don’t touch your sore spots!
Stylish walking shoes for Europe and other destinations will never be out of fashion, and you can just as easily wear them at home.
My go-to travel shoes include: women’s walking shoes for travel such as a pair of breathable and lightweight walking shoes or “not-ugly sneakers”; a pair of travel sandals; tall boots for winter travel; a pair of comfortable flats to dress up or down; and flip flops or beach shoes.
Good news: If you’re looking for the best walking shoes for plantar fasciitis, there have been huge strides (haha, get it?) in combining stylish walking shoes and fashion. And thank goodness for that! No more wearing bulky gym sneakers on your travels. (Unless you like that, then you do you. But you will stand out like a sore thumb. Don’t say I didn’t tell you).
My #1 travel shoe regret has always been bringing too few shoes. Well, I guess I shouldn’t say that. I did not pack the “right” shoes. There have been times when I tried to pack ultra light and just packed one or two pairs of shoes. Both times, I regretted it because I ended up getting huge blisters, then was stuck with having to wear the “blister shoes” for the rest of my trip.
If you’re wondering why I didn’t buy more shoes, it was because I wear an extra large shoe size and they were unavailable where I was traveling. So I just patched my poor feet up with bandaids and limped the rest of the trip. Womp womp.
But my pain is your gain because now there are a number of comfortable travel shoes that I can recommend to you!
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After traveling around Mexico, Europe, and China, the best shoes for standing all day I’ve found are a breathable and lightweight walking shoe. Thankfully, athleisure has grown as a trend so you can wear casual shoes anywhere. Good shoes for walking all day should be supportive and well-padded.
If you suffer from any sore joints or plantar fasciitis (I had hip surgery last year), you will want comfortable travel shoes that can absorb shock. Sometimes you might take 20,000 steps in a day, so you definitely want a no-rub shoe and foam soles.
My two favorite stylish walking shoes for travel are Skechers walking shoes and Asics walking shoes. I’ve worn both of these exact shoes from Mexico to Paris to China. They are both stylish walking shoes that are good for walking all day. You can also wear them for a short jog or gym session since they’re stable and supportive!
Skechers walking shoes are lightweight walking shoes that are good for walking all day. I think these are the best travel shoes for women that I’ve ever worn. The memory foam foot bed is extremely shock absorbing, and I love the on-trend colors they’re coming out with. I’m wearing a teal green pair below, but I also love the pink color!
Asics is my go-to brand for supportive running shoes, and they also make one of my favorite lightweight walking shoes. These shoes are just over 7 oz, making them good shoes for walking all day or for a short workout while traveling.
And if you’re looking for a no-show pair of socks, check out these low Smart Wool Hide and Seek Socks ($15). I have three pair of these and always find myself pulling them out of the sock drawer. The wool is sweat-wicking and anti-microbial, making the a perfect travel sock.
In addition to packing a pair of practical walking shoes, you might want to pack a more stylish pair of walking shoes for travel. You will definitely want stylish walking shoes for Europe, in particular, since people tend to “dress up” more there.
What I love most about these Hush Puppies shoes are that they are ultra light. At just 5 oz, you can carry them around all day in a purse and never feel weighed down. That’s perfect for when you want to wear comfortable walking shoes for sightseeing then switch into something more dressy on the go. These ballet flats also fold up, so you can easily stick them in a pocket!
My latest obsession are these Italian leather M. Gemi leather drivers. If you’re looking for dressy walking shoes and European walking shoes, look no further. The shoes are crafted in small, family-owned Italian workshops with real leather. You might pay a bit more, but the quality and craftsmanship are unmatched. I have a pair in light pink and am planning on wearing them all over Spain. The baby blue and navy colors have me ready to buy my next pair!
Especially if you’re going abroad in the summer, you will need a pair of comfortable sandals for travel. Some of the best travel shoes for women are going to be sandals. Not only are they breathable, but more styles are being produced with comfortable foot beds and plenty of support.
These SoftWalk shoes are some of the best walking sandals for Europe. Not only are they stylish walking sandals, but the foot bed is made with memory foam. Your feet will be thanking you after a long day of walking on cobblestones! These are some of the best travel shoes for women I’ve found because you can easily wear them to the beach or out to dinner.
Havaianas Slim Flip Flops ($26)
Finally, don’t forget to pack a pair of flip flops for your travels! They take up no room at all in your bag. But they will come in extremely handy if you go to a pool, beach, or a spa. These Havaianas slim flip flops are some of the best travel shoes for women in the sandals-flip flops department. I love how the gold tops are subtle and match any outfit or swimsuit.
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