I have Googled “cute walking shoes” so many times. Spent hours browsing on-line without buying. But not as many hours as I’ve spent walking around in uncomfortable shoes. One of our favourite activities is pounding the pavement so finding a great pair of shoes is an essential part of packing for the trip. I made the mistake of focusing on fashion when I went to Europe after high school in the late ’90s and can recommend steering clear of heavy shoes like Doc Martens.
After a Friday afternoon wandering adventure was cut short due to blisters, I decided I need to a purchase and break in my cute walking shoes before the trip. Here is 1 must have and 4 shoes I’m deciding between.
TOMS are my first choice for cute and comfortable shoes. I like the idea of having closed toe shoes instead of sandals. They look great with skirts and shorts. I’m on my second pair and learned that using an insole extends the life of the shoe. I’ve also read that a sprinkle of talcum powder is a great remedy for the issues that arise from wearing shoes without socks.
I wonder if I will have any style at all on this trip. Here’s hoping! Tevas have make a lot of strides in the design department. Reviews say that these wedges are as comfortable as flat sandals.
Who travels with only one pair of shoes? Not me! The other shoe I anticipate requiring is a comfortable walking shoe that I’m not embarrassed to wear. Our itinerary isn’t set yet but I imagine there will be some hiking and ideally, these shoes will double for city and mountain walks. I always hated that look of hiking boots tied to the outside of a backpack.
I’ve always wanted to buy Campers. These are stylish and sporty. I always liked the way high tops look with skirts so this may work.
A low profile black sneaker is the obvious go to travel shoe. The idea of barefoot shoes are appealing though reviews are mixed.
I have owned at least a dozen pairs of Converse over the years but told myself no more after I turned 30. These fitflops maintain the vintage styling with extra comfort.
And for a colorful but less waterproof option, these TEVAs look cushy and great for the heat.
If anyone out there has any recommendations, let me know!