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If you’re the type who likes to explore when you’re on vacation, comfortable shoes are a must.
But at the same time, you don’t want to look like a backpacker when you’re sightseeing in stylish European cities like Rome and Paris. Thankfully, there are now lots of stylish footwear options that are also kind to your feet.
Check out this list of the best shoes to take on your next vacation.
1. Balenciaga Sneakers
As well as being super comfortable, chunky ‘Triple S’ Balenciaga Sneakers are the only footwear to be seen in right now. They also make great vacation shoes as you can pair them with everything from summer dresses to denim cut-offs for instant fashion credentials.
Flat espadrilles were the travel shoes of choice for the peasants who traipsed across Occitania and Spain long before cars were invented.
As such, you can be sure that they’ll keep your feet comfortable during your summer vacation. Peep-toe styles are best as they offer extra ventilation, plus they’ll show off your colorful summer pedicure.
3. Geox Flats
With cushioned soles and soft leather uppers, as well as plenty of stylish designs to choose from, Geox ballet flats are perfect for a day of city strolling. They’re also elegant enough for wearing out in the evening too.
4. Sporty Sandals
Sporty, Teva-inspired sandals are the must-have shoes for summer 2019. Luckily, they’re comfortable as well as being the height of fashion. And, as fashionistas like Alyssa Coscarelli and Monikh Dale show, they even look great with slinky midi skirts and summer dresses.
5. Skechers Sneakers
Fans of Skechers praise how comfortable they are to walk in, so it stands to reason that their sneakers are among the best travel shoes. We’re big fans of the ‘Breathe Easy’ sneakers for lightweight vacation shoes that look and feel great.
6. Vionic Flats
With a classic cushioned footbed and stylish two-tone uppers, Vionic’s Minna flats are as comfortable and chic as vacation shoes get. As such, they’re the perfect option to take you from a day of sightseeing to an evening meal out.
7. Plaka Rope Sandals
Plaka rope sandals are ideal vacation shoes as they’re easy and breezy to wear as well as being comfortable to walk in. Plus, the adjustable ropes make them suitable for wider or narrower feet.
8. Tennis Sneakers
Most of us have a pair of white tennis sneakers in our closet, which makes them one of the best travel shoes as they’re already worn-in and comfortable for walking. And, they look cute with everything from shorts and tees to dresses.
9. Slip-on Native Shoes
Jericho slip-ons by Native are great for active vacations as they’re waterproof and easy to clean. In fact, they also double as water shoes so you can even wear them in the sea!
10. Birkenstock Sandals
Birkenstock might not have a monopoly on comfortable shoes anymore. But their Arizona sandals still make a great option for your vacation wardrobe. And, with plenty of colors to choose from, you’re sure to find a pair you love.
The Best Shoes to Wear on Vacation
From this season’s must-have sneakers to comfortable flats you can wear day and night, vacation shoes sure are a lot more stylish than they used to be.
Of course, you won’t have enough room in your luggage for all these shoes. But, to ensure that you don’t waste precious suitcase space on prohibited items, check out these things that you can’t take on a flight.