19 Comfy, Travel-Friendly Shoes Made For Walkin'
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Best For: Reliable Technology
Aerosoles ($59) provide 360 degrees of comfort with their flexible bottoms, memory foam insoles, and suede lining.
Best For: A One-Shoe Weekend
Save precious suitcase space with a shoe that can take you from day to night. This style from Clarks ($90) pairs well with jeans, skirts, and beyond.
Best For: Menswear Inspired
Just what the doctor ordered: a timeless loafer with a memory foam insole from Dr. Scholl’s ($65)—it’s as comfortable as it is classic.
Best For: Treading On Trend
Adidas’s Stan Smith ($75), the sneaker du jour, gets major points for being cool and cushy. Plus, the versatile all-white style pairs well with jeans, skirts, or shorts.
Best For: A Little Lift
The supportive rubber outsole and ABS—a really strong synthetic rubber—heel on this Born Khate sandal ($55) is perfect for pounding the pavement in style.
Best For: Long Walks on the Beach
Cole Haan’s ZERØGRAND slide sandal ($150) touts the same cushioning technology as the brand’s popular loafers. It’s a chic option for warm-weather destinations.
Best For: Dressing Up
This leather loafer from Naturalizer ($89) touts multiple elements of comfort—extra cushioning, a flexible non-slip sole, and breathable lining— for a full day on your feet.
Best For: Ballet Flats
Forget walking; try pirouetting through your trip in Repetto’s ballerina flats ($295), which are made with the same stitching technique as the brand’s ballet shoes, making them ultra-flexible.
Best For: Athleisure
Asics, known for running shoes, brings dependable support to a lightweight sneaker ($65).
Best For: Something Suede
This Bernardo suede ballet flat ($159) has a no-slip leather outsole, padded insole, and crisscrossed elastic strap for active ankles.
Best For: Lightweight Sneakers
A seamless neoprene upper makes Reebok’s Skyscape ($20) easy to wear and even easier to pack.
Best For: Warm Weather Destinations
Before your toes hit the sand, pamper your feet in gel-and-foam-padded leather sandals from Pikolino ($160).
Best For: Seaside Strolling
Teva’s super-packable crossover strap sandals ($90) have an ample footbed and featherlight foam soles that are still durable.
Best Walking Shoes for Travel: Soludos
For the ultimate cheeky weekend accessory, see cult espadrille brand Soludos’s collaboration with quirky artist Jason Polan. The limited-edition shoes come in both black and sand, and are embroidered with a pair of winking eyes ($75).
Best For: Espadrilles with Support
Summer strolls call for a breathable espadrille. Reef’s version ($70) provides arch support and a soft footbed.
Best For: Discreet Comfort
Despite the classic aesthetic of this Rockport shoe ($67), the style is surprisingly rich with features. Built-in sport technology provides shock-absorption, ample cushioning, and lots of support.
Best For: Cute Lace-Ups
All-American brand Keds ($35) puts fun, colorful prints onto rubber-soled, lace-up sneakers.
Best For: Driving Loafers
Pebbled driving soles soften the step while pale pink leather raises the trend quotient on this Tod’s moccasin ($445).
Best For: Perusing the Boardwalk
This slip-on from TOMS ($59) will take you from seaside to sidewalk with a rubber outsole, breathable linen upper, and comfortable insole.
Best For: Seasonless Style
You will forever find well-made flats from Tomas Maier, the designer who vows to never make a heel. Here, his take on sleek leather sneakers ($480).