The Lightweight Sneaker
When it comes to travel fashion, it’s no secret that a comfortable pair of walking sneakers are a must. There’s a reason why the sneaker is the go-to shoe of travelers everywhere. But on your quest to find that perfect pair of travel sneakers, keep in mind not only comfort, but also weight. Heavy sneakers can weigh down your suitcase, and quickly become a burden to pack. Instead, look for sneakers that are also lightweight and easy to carry. For example, these perforated sneakers weigh very little and are also breathable. If you’re someone who easily gets sweaty feet, a pair like this could be a godsend.
The Laceless Sneaker
If you’re flying via plane, another aspect you’ll want to take into consideration are the airport security lines. If you find taking off and re-lacing your sneakers to be hassle, consider investing in a pair of laceless sneakers. They provide all the comfort of sneakers, without the hassle of shoelaces, and they come in several different varieties – from zip-up to velcro. And if you think you have to compromise on style, you’ll be happy to know that there are several women’s fashionable laceless sneakers on the market today, making it easier than ever to find the pair that’s right for you.
The Strappy Flat
Another convenient style for traveling is the strappy flat. High quality flats can make very comfortable walking shoes – perfect for walking through busy airport terminals, bus stations, or even taking a stroll through town on your travels. If you have narrow feet or worry about slippage, shoes with straps will ensure a proper fit. Just take care to select a pair that isn’t too tight. For this, I recommend searching for shoes with adjustable velcro straps. This makes adjusting the fit quick and easy. Also look for flats with a comfortable, thick sole. Trust me, your feet will thank you for it!
The Easy Slide
If you don’t want to waste time getting in and out of your shoes, consider something even easier than a strappy sandal or a laceless sneaker. Slides are perfect for exactly what they sound like – they slide on and off your feet easily, making them the ideal choice for travelers who are always in a hurry to get out the door. Slides are also perfect for walking on the beach, hanging out by the poolside, and like I’ve mentioned before, those pesky airport security lines. When shopping for slides, it’s important to find the best fit possible; it shouldn’t be too tight or too loose on your foot. And above all else, make sure the sole is thick and gives your foot the proper support.
The Comfy Boot
If you’re traveling during the fall or winter, you want to make sure that your feet stay warm and cozy no matter where you roam. Low-heeled or flat boots can make an excellent addition to your travel wardrobe. Look for styles that are easy to slip on and off and comfortable to walk in for great distances. If you’re headed to a wintery climate, pick boots with a soft interior, like shearling. If you’re concerned about taller boots taking up too much space in your suitcase, consider the ever-popular bootie, a style that hits just around the ankle. The best boots have a cushioned footbed for extra comfort, so make sure you look for that when choosing your go-to travel pair.