Here We Go
Walking is, without a doubt, one of the best ways to explore a new city. On foot, you can spot the details that bring a destination to life. It’s easy to lose track of time persuing through shops along Via del Corso in Rome, exploring a bamboo grove in Kyoto, or weaving your way through the medieval mosques in UAE.
But there’s no quicker way to shatter the magic of these immersive cultural experiences than an uncomfortable pair of shoes.
Comfort versus style has long been a classic conundrum for the fashion-conscious traveller. Your everyday flats may not necessarily be the most practical for a packed itinerary.
For a runner and excursionist
As a historic non-sneaker person, you might end up in sticky situations with wildly impractical shoes. The innovative shoemakers at Allbirds are doing their part to ensure people like them have ample sneaker options they’ll actually want to wear. The brand’s Wool Runners have a sleek design that won’t ruin your outfit and a ton of features that make them great for travel. Allbirds Wool Runners are comfortable, stylish, and durable with a low carbon footprint.
Walk till you drop
Skechers walking shoe comes with the flat sneaker Microburst shoe for light walking and City Scene shoe as full-on sneakers. They’re stylish,
and an affordable dupe for the Adidas Ultra Boosts. The new Skechers are extremely lightweight and easy to pack.
To glow in dark
Designed to stand out, the Nite Jogger harnesses the functional reflective technology of its past iterations to illuminate after dark and become a new beacon for street style. Enhancing its nighttime glow, the new silhouette is powered by deliberately placed hi-vis technology. Reflective surfaces feature throughout the lacing, 3-stripes, heel patch, and highlight overlays, bringing together purpose-built technology and cutting edge
design for creators who know it’s never too late to pursue their vision. The upper is made of lightweight nylon ripstop, soft mesh knit, and suede overlays. Elevated for comfort and engineered for night time exploration, the shoe sits atop a full-length boost sole.
UGG Sammy are a perfect fit for spring and summer travel. Essentially, UGG has expanded into sneakers, flats and slides and the entire line is made with orthopaedic-friendly cushioned soles. The uppers are made using a breathable knit fabric and come in a host of fun colours. You can also go for UGG’s Espadrilles.
For fashion and colour
You will love how retro these look. They come in neutral classic colours and also a huge range of pastel colours if that is what you are looking for. The Cole Haan sneakers are lightweight and flexible. The foot bed has tons of cushion and support which is perfect for travel. We all hate shoes that slip and slide, but the heel and forefoot of these have rubber pods for great traction. Other Cole Haan options that are good for travel are stitchlite ballet flats, skimmer flat, and bow ballet flat.
For vegans and animal lovers
All of Vivo Barefoot’s foldable shoes, particularly the Kanna, will quickly become a staple not only in your travel wardrobe but your everyday wardrobe too. If your feet aren’t comfortable, it doesn’t matter how the rest of your body feels. Consequently, having a pair of Kanna Shoes by Vivo Barefoot on your trip is non-negotiable. These vegan shoes are produced using animal free products and processes so that you’ll not only be comfortable, but guilt free. The upper is made with a breathable mesh that comprises synthetic materials that deliver lightweight breathability.