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Womens black sneakers are a fantastic choice to include in your capsule wardrobe. Read on to learn which brands our readers adore! (We promise they’re not only stylish but also comfortable!)
Black Sneakers Women Love
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Travel Fashion Girl help! A reader asks:
I’m looking for a black slip-on sneaker, or just a nice pair of black sneakers. Any recommendations?
Finding a pair of shoes that are comfortable and go with your outfits can seem impossible. However, black sneakers are perfect for so many occasions: for sightseeing around a city, walking around the airport, or for road trips.
You can style them with a dress in the summer or with skinny jeans or leggings in the winter. Black is a fantastic color to choose, it goes with everything, so it will help make creating your capsule wardrobe for your trip a lot easier, and they also work for everyday life too!
Note: Always break in your shoes before your trip!
Here’s what our readers recommend as the best black womens sneakers for travel!
Best Black Sneakers Womens Styles
Readers’ Top Pick: Vionic Aura Paisley Womens Black Leather Sneaker
Vionic shoes are a massive favorite for our female readers because they make some of the most comfortable shoes! Their black leather sneakers womens selection is no exception. These have a firm yet flexible, removable, microfiber-covered EVA footbed to offer maximum comfort. The leather design makes these sneakers easy to clean.
One reader says, “I’ve worn them for several months, and they are so comfortable.” Several of our readers who suffer from plantar fasciitis highly recommend Vionic sneakers. One reader says, “They look good and are very comfortable for my plantar fasciitis.”
TFG readers are ALWAYS recommending Vionic for comfortable shoes. Whether it’s sandals, sneakers or boots, here are their top picks!
Taos Footwear Plim Soul Lux Black Sneaker
Taos Plim Soul Lux black leather sneakers are cute black walking shoes that not only delivers on style but comfort. They look like Converse sneakers but are way more supportive and comfortable! They also have the canvas style version of this shoes.
We recommend them if you’re looking for a wider-sized shoe with a cute look and are going to be walking long distances. Many of Taos’ fans have used them on their European jaunts where they do a lot of walking and love the fact that their feet are still usable after 20,000 steps!
Don’t get caught in the rain without a pair of our readers top picks for the best waterproof sneakers!
Skechers Go Walks Joy Cute Sneaker
Our readers rave about their Skechers. They are one of the most popular choices and the Skechers womens black sneakers are another favorite. The cushioned footbed and flexible sole offers great arch support and plenty of support for your feet.
One reader says, “Sketchers are wonderful. Very light, and the cushioned sole is great when you’re going to be on hard surfaces all day, like cobblestones.” Another reader adds how her “Sketchers are so comfortable and super light.”
If you want MORE of this brand, check out our post on the best Skechers for all occasions—from boots, sneakers, to sandals!
Dr. Scholl’s Madison Embossed Slip-On Sneakers
Dr. Scholl is known for designing shoes you can practically live in! These black sneaker shoes features a memory foam cool fit insole with a synthetic sole, which adds great contrast to ensure your sneakers stand out.
One reader says, “I have these and love them. They were perfect for my two weeks in Maine and Canada. I got no blisters or hotspots wearing them, which I was amazed at.” Another reader describes them as “very comfortable.”
They are also great for wet days when a boot is not really necessary. One reader recommends “spraying them really well with waterproofing. They are then fine when it rains.”
Editor’s Pick: Jibs Slip On Black Sneakers
The Therma rubber sole is strong and flexible, the natural cork insole wicks away moisture and doesn’t retain odors, and the perforated upper is airy and made of 100% real biodegradable-leather, so they’re environmentally friendly as well!
All these pluses make them excellent for travel, as one wearer says they’re “comfortable for nearly every occasion,” while another says that “sand, water, rocks, basically nothing slows these shoes down.” Another fan says simply, “LOVE the look – plan on buying more!”
I feel the same as these reviews, the Jibs have become one of my favorite flying shoes!
Adidas Advantage All Black Sneakers
For something a bit more edgy and fun, but still comfortable, the Adidas Advantage all black womens sneakers are a reader favorite (especially the white ones). The dark iteration has a sleek sheen to them and boast the Cloudfoam cushioned insole that many wearers, you guessed it, say “feels like I’m walking on clouds.”
These are popular for travel to Europe and elsewhere. However, if you need extensive arch support, you might want to skip these just in case!
Here are our readers tried and tested recommendations for the best insoles for walking and standing all day!
Ecco Soft 7 Leather Black Dress Sneaker
This chic black sneaker white sole option from Ecco is uber popular with readers! It’s a minimalist slip-on sneaker that combines contemporary style and well-cushioned comfort, making it a go-to everyday choice.
One reader says, “Love, love, love this shoe!” We love the crisp, black shade, as it’s easy to keep clean while remaining neutral enough to match with a variety of outfits—super easy to dress up or down!
If you’re looking for a slip ons style, this Ecco Soft 7 woven sneaker is a great option.
Here are even more of our readers favorite Ecco styles including their recommendations for sandals, sneakers, and flats.
Second Editor’s Pick: Converse Black Sneakers – All Star Shoreline
My second personal favorite slip on sneakers are these black Converse sneakers!
They wouldn’t be my first choice for sightseeing because they lack arch support, key for long hours on your feet. However, they’re perfect for the average trip when I’m not visiting somewhere new and don’t plan on doing extensive touring.
One review says, “I highly recommend these shoes. Definitely the best looking and most feminine style. I also love not having to deal with laces. You can read about ALL my other favorite flying shoes in this dedicated post!
Naturalizer Marianne Black Loafer Sneaker
These cute Naturalizer black sneakers are a great alternative for when you don’t wish to wear sneakers with laces. These slip-on sneakers have a memory foam footbed that provides light cushioning and breathability making it among the best black leather sneakers.
One reviewer says she recently bought these. They “are super comfortable and look great. I love them”. Available in narrow, medium, and wide widths, they fit great for travelers of varying shoe sizes.
Packing cubes make the perfect shoe bags to protect your luggage from dirty shoes.
Allbirds Black Wool Runners
The All Birds sneakers are super popular with TFG readers because their comfy, stylish, and are made from merino wool, so they are cozy but also won’t make your feet sweat. One happy user says, “These are truly comfortable. I wear them everywhere. These support my arches to where I can last all day without my legs feeling tired of standing.”
TOMS Avalon Women’s Black Sneakers
TOMS black sneakers offer a comfortable, light and durable option. These sneakers have a classic, textile upper, sturdy rubber outsole, elastic gore to create an easy fit, and a molded removable insole.
One reader says, “I love my lace-up TOMS. I can walk for miles and hours in them.” Another reader says, “They are so fashionable and practical.” While one reader adds, “I love my TOMS and have multiple pairs.”
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Keds Champion Black Canvas Sneakers
Keds black sneakers for ladies will go with everything: wear them with a dress, jeans, or leggings, and you will look super. The canvas material makes these black sneakers with the white accents lightweight and breathable, and the sole is shaped to have a slight arch, offering support for your feet.
One reader says, “I love my Keds so much that I have them in both black and white. I can walk all day in them on any terrain, without socks even, and be totally comfortable.” Another reader says, “They are really cute and comfy.”
And these shoes are offered in narrow as well as wide sizes!
Don’t get caught in the rain without a pair of our readers top picks for the best waterproof sneakers!
Sperry Crest Vibe Black Non Slip Sneakers
A highly rated pick, the cute black sneakers from Sperry offer female travelers stylish and sleek shoes that have plenty of support and comfort. These have a linen upper and a sturdy rubber sole that’s non-slip and a cushioned memory foam insole. The rawhide laces are super cool and the fashionable yet simple design makes this shoe versatile with shorts to leggings or even casual dresses.
This happy user says, “These go with anything and make even the most casual outfit feel a little more sophisticated. The insole is a dream. After wearing through two VERY walking-heavy trips, the insoles have held up great and have molded to my feet. They are so, so comfortable.”
Puma Adelina Black Slip On Sneakers
These womens black slip on sneakers from Puma have a breathable, lightweight, and have a sturdy rubber sole for bouts of sightseeing. The cute ballerina silhouette makes a normally casual sneaker feminine and perfect for travel outfits.
One review says, “Lightweight, comfortable, and pairs perfectly with my more polished pants and leggings! These are ideal for spring and summer trips, and bonus, they come in wide sizes to accommodate different feet!”
Vionic Beach Pismo Black Casual Sneakers
Vionic shoes are super popular with readers and these womens black canvas sneakers are included in that adoration! With a bit of a distressed look, these are super casual-chic, so would be great for light walking around a sunny destination.
These are equipped with three-zone support, so the entire foot is supported, while the canvas upper is soft and flexible. And you can grab these in wide sizes too, if you need!
One reviewer finds them so versatile and says, “Vionic shoes save my feet from discomfort and these are so cute and trendy. Lightweight, low profile but cover my socks perfectly. I like them with casual skirts, summery dresses, shorts, jeans or even leggings!”
Women Black Sneakers Comparison Chart
|BRAND / MODEL||READER'S SAY||PRICE|
|Readers’ Top Pick: Vionic Aura Paisley Womens Black Leather Sneaker||“I’ve worn them for several months, and they are so comfortable.”||Check Price|
|Taos Footwear Plim Soul Lux Black Sneaker||They look like Converse sneakers but are way more supportive and comfortable! And these leather beauties will endure scuffs and such!||Check Price|
|Skechers Go Walk Joy Cute Sneaker||“Sketchers are wonderful. Very light, and the cushioned sole is great when you’re going to be on hard surfaces all day, like cobblestones.”||Check Price|
|Dr. Scholl’s Madison Embossed Slip-On Sneakers||“I have these and love them. They were perfect for my two weeks in Maine and Canada. I got no blisters or hotspots wearing them, which I was amazed at.” Another reader describes them as “very comfortable.”||Check Price|
|Editor’s Pick: Jibs Slip On Black Sneakers||the natural cork insole wicks away moisture and doesn’t retain odors, and the perforated upper is airy and made of 100% real biodegradable-leather, so they’re environmentally friendly as well!||Check Price|
|Adidas Advantage All Black Sneakers||feels like I’m walking on clouds.”||Check Price|
|Ecco Soft 7 Leather Black Dress Sneaker||“Love, love, love this shoe!”||Check Price|
|Second Editor’s Pick: Converse Black Sneakers - All Star Shoreline||“I highly recommend these shoes. Definitely the best looking and most feminine style. I also love not having to deal with laces. You can read about ALL my other favorite flying shoes in this dedicated post!||Check Price|
|Naturalizer Marianne Black Loafer Sneaker||They “are super comfortable and look great. I love them”||Check Price|
|Allbirds Black Wool Runners||Obviously, there are more fashionable options than others, such as the popular All Birds sneakers shown above, but the bottom line is that it’s what you wear them with – and don’t forget that confidence is the key to style no matter what shoes you have on.||Check Price|
|TOMS Avalon Women’s Black Sneakers||“I love my TOMS and have multiple pairs.”||Check Price|
|Keds Champion Black Canvas Sneakers||“They are really cute and comfy.”||Check Price|
|Sperry Crest Vibe Black Non Slip Sneakers||“These go with anything and make even the most casual outfit feel a little more sophisticated. The insole is a dream. After wearing through two VERY walking-heavy trips, the insoles have held up great and have molded to my feet. They are so, so comfortable.”||Check Price|
|Puma Adelina Black Slip On Sneakers||“Lightweight, comfortable, and pairs perfectly with my more polished pants and leggings! These are ideal for spring and summer trips, and bonus, they come in wide sizes to accommodate different feet!"||Check Price|
|Vionic Beach Pismo Black Casual Sneakers||“Vionic shoes save my feet from discomfort and these are so cute and trendy. Lightweight, low profile but cover my socks perfectly. I like them with casual skirts, summery dresses, shorts, jeans or even leggings!”||Check Price|
Don’t Forget These Other Essentials
No Shows Socks
Readers raved about Bombas Socks forever, so I decided to try them out for myself earlier this year. I never knew socks could be THIS good. I discovered that I prefer the regular Lightweight No Show Sock vs. their Lightweight Merino Wool Sock.
With regards to sizing, I’m a size 6.5-7 and originally ordered the medium, but I found them too long, so now I’ve ordered size small. Get some of these, and you’ll be set with your new black sneakers!
Have a look at our round-up of the best no-show socks for travel!
Even with a comfortable sneaker, you may want to consider using gel inserts! You can create a soft fit in your new black sneakers by adding your own insert to massively increase your comfort.
One reader shares how she had some problems with her heel, so she used a gel heel cup insert with her sneakers, and “it made such a difference.”
Even shoes made for walking can cause blisters, so make sure you pack some bandages, or plasters, just in case. Even a small blister can make it difficult to walk, and you don’t want to ruin your trip because of a blister!
How to Pack Womens Black Sneaker Shoes
Now that you have some ideas for solid black sneakers, it’s time to pack them! Maybe you want to store your shoes after wearing them on the plane or choose to wear a different pair home, start by selecting a container such as a shoe bag or a packing cube, then pack according to your type of luggage. See more in the video below.
Watch this video to start learning how to organize with packing cubes!
Whether you have a front loading or top loading backpack, it’s crucial to put your shoes first, at the bottom. If you’re planning to pack shoes in a rolling carry-on, remember that it stands sideways, so it’s important to note how it functions when it is upright. Most often, your shoes will need to be packed close to the wheels, so that the luggage maintains its balance in transit.
What black sneakers would you recommend for travel? Share in the comments below!
For more comfortable sneakers, please read:
- Best Slip On Sneakers – Most Comfy Styles for Travel
- Best White Sneakers for Jetsetters
- Travel-Friendly Womens Casual Sneakers
- Fashion Sneakers for Women
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