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Comfortable and Chic Travel Shoes To Pack For Your Next Trip!

Comfortable and Chic Travel Shoes To Pack For Your Next Trip!

Comfortable Shoes For Travel!

How many times have you been on a trip, and ended up walking and walking, only to regret your shoe choice later on?? It’s happened to me more times than I can count. Never underestimate the importance of comfortable shoes and happy feet while traveling! Shoes can literally make or break your experience. Getting your shoes right is SO hard and yet SO important. I only brought a few key pairs of shoes with me when we moved to Spain, and on our recent trip to Vietnam & China, I only brought four pairs! I wanted to share the best of the best… the shoes that not only look stylish but are also truly made for walking.

If you missed the posts on our trip to Vietnam and China, you can find those here and here. Plus everything I wore and tips in this post.


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#1) New Balance 327 Sneakers

These New Balance sneakers are comfortable, stylish, and worked perfectly for days on our trip with lots of walking. They are essentially normal running shoes, but with a more elevated look and feel. The overall shape, color, and materials feel more modern and chic, which makes them the perfect combination of fashion and function! These sneakers are so popular that they go in and out of stock constantly, so I linked a few more color options in the same style below. I have them in two different neutrals and a black pair. They run true to size (TTS). Quick note: When I go on trips, I typically like to wear my bulkiest and heaviest shoes on travel days to save room in my suitcase. Taking that into account, I also like to make sure that the shoes I wear on travel days are airport security-friendly…meaning they’re easy to get on and off. While these sneakers do have laces, they’re pretty easy to just slip on and off if you’re in a hurry.


#2) Madewell Double-Strap Sandals

Next up is a pair of shoes that I’ve taken on two trips now and really love. They are super comfortable double-strap sandals by Madewell. We walked for hours in Vietnam, and these never hurt my feet. Even if you’re not headed on a trip, these are a great pair of sandals to have in your closet! (For those familiar with the Birkenstock fit, these Madewell sandals are similar-ish, but show less “toes,” which I appreciate.) They run TTS.

Comfortable and Chic Travel Shoes

#3) Chloe Sneakers

These super cool Chloe sneakers are perfect for travel because they’re neutral and will go with everything…Plus, they’re very comfortable! I’ve had these for almost 3 years and have taken them on almost every trip we’ve been on. They even doubled as hiking shoes for me on a trip to the Middle East (not ideal, but they did the trick!). They have that chunky-sole platform that’s on-trend and adds a little height. They’re a little more elegant than plain white sneakers. And they have really cool black and camel stitching that’s super unique. I like to wear them with everything from jeans and dresses to shorts and skirts. They run TTS.


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#4) Mercedes Castillo Slides

These Mercedes Castillo slides were another pair of shoes I took on our trip to the Middle East a few years ago and they’re SO comfortable. Like…walked-for-6-hours-and-my-feet-didn’t-hurt comfortable! They’re really beautiful, high-quality white leather with perforated details on the sides so your feet don’t get hot. And they’re adjustable! The Birkenstock-esque shoes are very “in” right now and these felt like a sophisticated interpretation of the trend. I also love the white for summer. They run TTS but are completely sold out so I linked another pair of chic sandals by the brand here…definitely a brand worth checking out!

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#5) Rag & Bone Slides

I shared these super comfortable slide sandals in this post where I featured an outfit that could go from your couch to the curb and legit feels like pajamas! These sandals have a memory foam sole so they’re unbelievably spongy and comfortable, plenty of arch support, and are the perfect shoes for women who need all day comfort. The straps across your foot are soft too so they don’t cut into your feet. It’s basically like wearing your slippers…but you can actually leave the house in them! I mean…what more could you want? I’d wear these around the house, running errands, and yes, even for long days of walking during travel! Be careful though, this style of shoes can go from chic to frumpy, fast. When I wear these, I like to wear longer pants or jeans with them. I have the black, but they also come in beige (perfect for summer). I linked them from a few different retailers below…

For tips on how to NOT look frumpy, check out this post.


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#6) Golden Goose Sneakers

You probably aren’t surprised that Golden Goose sneakers are some of my favorite travel shoes. I know they’re pricey but the cost per wear for me is well worth it. Plus, they’re SO comfortable and stylish. I’m going to go ahead and say it now…it’s possible these sneakers are no longer “on-trend” for some people (don’t shoot the messenger!). But the comfort level is too good not to mention them in a travel shoe roundup like this! You can walk forever in these, no problem! Your feet will thank you. For a more affordable sneaker brand, check out Veja. I did a full review of their sneakers here in case you’re interested.

If you missed this post, it has my full review of Golden Goose sneakers including sizing info, break-in time, and more.


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#7)  Slide-On Sneakers

Backless sneakers or mule sneakers solve two main problems I have with travel shoes…they don’t rub my heels and my feet don’t get hot in them! There are tons of slip-on, backless sneaker options out there. The sneakers I’m wearing are very old but I linked a few similar options below…


What is your go-to travel walking shoe that’s stylish and comfortable?? Please share in the comments below so everyone can benefit from your experiences.

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