I have tried and tested a variety of travel shoes over the last few years and have some stand out favorites. Nowadays, I alternate out the same brand of shoes as they wear down and often never even pick another color. Here are the best travel shoes to take on your next big trip!
My Fave’s: Best Journey Shoes
I love my burlap TOM’S. I have taken them all over the world and they haven’t failed me yet although after four years I’m starting to see a small hole (and my dog ate the insoles, so I had replaced them). These match everything but if you can get two pairs, they also make fun tribal patterns or classic canvas ones. These are the best travel shoes!
I take my strappy Chaco’s on all my adventure trips. they are great for hiking in hot areas or when you’ll be hiking across rivers or creeks. They are perfect for white-water rafting as well or just general walking (like the pic below in Bangkok) as they really mold to your feet. There are so many varieties and I have the double strap. I think I might go for the single strap next time and get a brighter color! If you look back to my first blog posts you’ll see these shoes – I’ve been traveling with the same pair for 4 years.
I am in love with my black Sol Sana sandals. I got them just before my trip to Jordan and have taken them on every trip since and wear them nearly every day. They are a very nice leather so I don’t wear them when I’ll be near water – but I do wear them even in adventurous areas like my Wadi Rum tour. They are nice though, so I wear them for nights out and wandering through cities in the day, among other times. They’re great with dresses or jean shorts! I have the first pictured ‘Tali’, but all of them are comfortable. I wore them for a photoshoot I did for my friend Tia’s clothes so I’ll share a couple of those pics!
You’ve got to have a good pair of flip flops for the beach. I have a variety of Reef shoes- even sneakers! But their simple tan flip flop is almost always in my luggage unless I am going somewhere a little fancy like my recent trip to Singapore when I would pack only my black Sol Sana sandals.
Black ankle boots
Everywhere I go that is even remotely cold my Lucky Brand black ankle boots come along- in fact, I wear them out in Goa nearly every night that I go out partying even though it’s like 80 degrees here in December in the day! They are cute and make every outfit look better. I don’t think I could travel somewhere like Europe without them and I definitely wouldn’t go anywhere cold without them. I took them all over India, most recently to NE India on my Holiday Scout tour. Now I want the brown pair but after two years they still aren’t on sale haha!
Arunachal Pradesh, India
A Fun Pair!
I rarely take a “fun pair”. The times I do are road trips since you can take more luggage, quick beach trips since I’ll be taking less for them (and smaller clothing like beach clothing takes up less space than winter clothing), or when I am going away for a very long time like a couple months in Europe and want something fun – I pack mostly sun dresses on long trips so always have a lot of luggage space.
I wrote all about my favorite “fun” shoes on my Etsy post which is where all the below pictured are from!
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