We've all seen that person on vacation. Lost expression, fanny pack and, of course, sandals with socks. If you know you're going to be walking around a lot, the last thing you want is a shoe that will kill your feet, but you also don't want to be that guy. We've rounded up a few comfortable and stylish options from hiking boots to flats, that you can toss in your bag knowing you'll look and feel good. Let us know where you're headed and what you'll be packing!
Of course, when it comes to a totally pain free walking experience, there's more than chosing the right shoe. The Savy Backpaper outlined a few more things to consider before setting off:
Tips For Comfort
- Quality Socks – A lot of people spend a lot of money on shoes then throw on a pair of cheap socks, but quality socks are just about as important as the shoes. A good pair of socks will help prevent blisters, stop odor, and keep your feet comfortable. For more information about socks be sure to read our article about our favorite socks for travel.
- Support & Insoles – Make sure your shoes have the proper support for your feet. A quality pair of insoles can make shoes and boots much more comfortable and they add extra support to flats.
- Match Shoes to Destination – This seems like a no-brainer, but you need to match your shoes to when and where you’ll be traveling. A pair of flats isn’t appropriate for trekking through Iceland and pair of heavy-duty mountaineering boots probably is overkill for walking the streets of Paris.
- Break In Shoes – BREAK IN YOUR SHOES! Ok, I said it. Purchase your shoes a month or two before your trip and make sure you wear them a lot before you leave.