Finding the best walking shoes for your vacation can be more of a challenge than the actual planning process. Walking is, without a shadow of a doubt is the best way I love to explore a new city. My husband and I enjoy exploring on foot we can easily spot the off the beaten path restaurants, trails, waterfalls, or whatever is unique about the destination we are exploring.
It’s easy to lose track of time wandering around the Colosseum in Rome, exploring ruins of Xunantunich in Belize, or getting lost in Pompeii, Italy. But there’s no quicker way to demolish the mood while exploring these great places of cultural relevance than having “Barking Dogs” halfway through your walking tour.
All too often women find themselves having to choose between orthopedic grandma shoes or cute and impractical footwear for vacation. To put an end to this dilemma for once and for all, I found the best walking shoes for women.
If you are looking for cute slip-on sandals, stylish sneakers, or platform runners that will keep your feet feeling comfy you are in the right place.
I will also help you figure out the following:
- What brand of shoes is best for walking?
- What are the best shoes for walking long distances?
- What are the best shoes for standing all day?
- What are the best walking sandals for travel?
1. ASICS Gel-Kayano 25 Women’s Running Shoe
The lightweight mesh upper allows flexibility and ventilation while adequately supporting the ankle, and the gel technology in the sole adds comfort and stability. This evolution of DuoMax system enhances stability and support, with reduced weight and increased platform support. BUY IT HERE. Also available at Zappos.
2. New Balance Women’s WX608v4 Comfort Pack Training Shoe
An all-around great walking shoe, the 608 features an EVA foam footbed for comfort, an internal shank for support, a drop design to provide extra cushioning for heel strikers and durable leather and mesh upper. $52.99 BUY IT HERE. Also available at Zappos.
3. Adidas Originals Women’s Gazelle W Sneaker
4. ECCO Women’s Soft 7 Sneaker Fashion
This durable tan sneaks will look and feel great as you strut the streets, even on your busiest of days. These sneakers check the right boxes for both comfort and style! BUY IT HERE !! Also available at Zappos.
5. Mephisto Rebeca Perf Sneaker
Soft-Air Technology and Removeable insole Provide Comfort. The SOFT-AIR midsole is flexible and soft, reduces the shock from walking, protecting your feet, joints and vertebrae. BUY IT HERE! Also available at Zappos.
Stylish Flats That Are Made for Vacation
If you are looking for a classic ballet to bring on your next vacation or you are looking for a cute pair of loafers to wear to dinner my picks will have you looking cute and stylish!
6. Gentle Souls by Kenneth Cole Bay Unique Leather Ballet Flat Black
The ballet-style elastic strap design on these flats isn’t just for show, it also helps to stabilize your ankle and keep your heels from lifting out when you step. $185.00 BUY IT NOW!! Also available at Zappos.
7. Calvin Klein Women’s Ghita Ballet Flat
8. Tory Burch Minnie Travel Ballet Flat
9. Prada Logo Leather Espadrille
Prada’s black smooth leather espadrilles are embossed with the brand’s logo at the vamp. Made in Italy, these slip-ons are finished with a woven raffia midsole. BUY IT NOW!!
Get Rid of Your Rubber Flip-flops — These Are the Comfy Walking Sandals You Need Instead
We all know that cheap flimsy sandals are really bad for your feet and after years of walking around every summer wearing rubber flip flops it will begin to take a toll on your feet. If you are looking for a cute pair of flips flops to wear on your next vacation these picks will have you looking cute and stylish!
10. Beek Women’s Finch Sandals
If you are more fashion-forward and don’t have to sacrifice style and comfort Beek has figured out a way to mold a lifted arch into its all-leather sandals without the bulky look. Crafted by artisans in Mexico, their shoes are made to last, unique style and designed to hold your foot firmly in place when walking. BUY IT NOW!!
11. Cole Haan Women’s Anica Thong Sandal
This sleek style from Cole Haan has a mini stacked heel for more support and the adjustable buckle strap ensures a perfect fit, but won’t rub too tight thanks to the elastic that’s hidden in the buckle so your feet won’t be sliding around on a hot day. BUY IT NOW!!
12. Tory Burch Women’s Thora Flat Thong Sandal
Whether you’re just taking them down to the pool or walking the city in them for hours. The Tory Burch Thong Sandal is perfect for comfort, style, and stability. BUY IT NOW!! Also available at Zappos.
When I first began traveling I would pack 5 pairs of shoes including wedges in case my husband decided to take me on a nice romantic date, sneakers for those days of walking, then, of course, I needed sandals and flip flops.
I have learned over time that I really only need two pairs of shoes that are easy to pack and will match with all of my clothes. Plus, those five just-in-case pairs of shoes are often what add the most weight to your luggage. I decided I would much rather have the extra space for souvenirs.
I would also suggest giving your new shoes a test run before the big trip to make sure they are the best walking shoes for travel: A weekend staycation is a great way to break in your new favorite travel shoes.
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What are some of your best walking shoe for travel that have both comfort and style? If I missed your favorite pair of shoes that are made for traveling let me know and I will add them to my list. I would love to hear your thoughts so leave me a comment on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
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