Fashion & Travel
July 7, 2018

Going on an exciting traveling adventure? Before you head to your vacation destination, take a moment to think about your footwear. Should you pack some Birkenstock sandals for your Australia trek in the bush or do you need warm boots for a snowy trek? Or should you opt for sneakers or another popular style? What kind of shoe is the best type of shoe for traveling?

Comfort

Finding the ideal traveling shoes for your vacation depends on a number of factors. None is more important than comfort and support. Why? Even if you chose the trendiest footwear, if they give you blisters, pain, and general discomfort, then you will spend more time soaking your sore feet than soaking in the sun. Instead be sure that your shoe has good comfort, supports your foot from toe to heel, and gives your feet some wiggle room.

Durability

Jump on Instagram and you will find myriads of trendy shoes from heels to sneakers to sandals. Sure, you can buy those super sweet boots that you saw your fave YouTuber wearing, but you might find that they aren’t waterproof, crack, or fall apart after your first day out. Buy traveling footwear that will stand the test of time, or at least as long as your vacation.

Part of the durability deals with what type of terrain you will be going through on your travels. Will you be trouncing about on ancient paved roads, walking along the beach, climbing a rocky ridge, or doing professional hiking trails? Will you be exposed to the snow, heavy rain, rocky terrain, or sand? Do your shoes need to be waterproof? These are all important questions to consider when buying the ideal shoes for traveling. You want to make sure that what you wear is the ideal footwear for the surroundings. If you haven’t traveled to the area before, be sure to chat with your travel agent.

Style

Sometimes you need to match the style of the locale. Are the locals wearing sandals or flip flops? If you are in snowy weather, what brand names are best for protecting your feet against the chilly elements? If you know someone that traveled to your destination in the past, be sure to chat them up about what type of shoes were used by the locals. This might give you a hint about what type of shoe would be best to pack for your adventure.

Versatility

If you have limited space for luggage, you may want to find versatile shoes. Look for sandals that can be dressed up or dressed down. Shoes that can be worn in a variety of terrains are great. To be practical, you can opt for colors and patterns that are simple or neutral in tone. This guarantees that you can wear the shoes for a variety of occasions. For example, brown sandals can be combined with a lovely summer dress for an evening out, or can be paired with a bikini for a day at the beach.

Finally, you want to wear a shoe that makes you feel good. This means that it is comfortable, durable, but also allows you to showcase your unique individual style and tastes.

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