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Travel shoes basically need to be everything at once — comfortable, attractive, and suitable for a variety of occasions.
Allbirds Wool Runners might be sneakers, but they sure do tick all of those boxes and then some.
The worst part of traveling, hands down, is figuring out the shoe situation. Most trips involve a fair amount of walking, outdoor activities, navigating public transportation, etc. But they also might involve a few nice meals at restaurants and breathtaking photo ops.
Since shoes take up a fair amount of precious luggage real estate, you basically need to distill a full shoe wardrobe down to one or two pairs.
The ideal travel shoe can pull double or even triple duty: walking shoe, dinner shoe, photo-ready shoe. If you travel for business, the requirements expand to include a shoe that’s appropriate for meetings and for the airport. It should go with a great many different outfits, so you don’t have to overthink it.
Who wants to obsess over getting dressed when there are sights to see or board meetings to attend, right? Here are the best shoes we’ve found for traveling, whether you’re jetting off for a long weekend or spending three weeks backpacking through Europe.
Here are the best travel shoes you can buy:
Read on in the slides below to check out our top picks.
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