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When it comes to travel, comfort is pretty vital, especially with shoes. And this can become even more important when boarding an airplane. Whether you’re walking from gate to gate or up in the air, readers recommend the best airplane shoes for long haul flights!

 


Best Shoes for Airplane Travel

Written By: Michelle Nati


 

 

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Staying comfortable on long-haul flights can be a concern for fliers who travel long distances, especially when it comes to footwear. Passengers are either in the air for several hours or zipping from to gate in search of their connecting flight. 

When in the air, some travelers can suffer from swollen feet and ankles or just want shoes that don’t feel restrictive when sitting for periods of time. We asked our readers what they consider the most comfortable shoes for airplane travel. Here’s what they recommended!

 

 

Best Boots for Airplane Travel

 

 

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Blondo Villa Boot

 

Blondo Villa Waterproof Boot

 

These waterproof, low, stacked boots come in supple leather or suede with a textured rubber sole. So many of our readers mention the Blondo Villa waterproof boot as one of their favorite comfortable shoes for a long airplane ride, and they’re practical and stylish, too. These boots fit the bill!

A reader says, “They are the most comfortable boots I’ve ever had and I love them”

 

Read more about Blondo Villa Waterproof Boots and find out why Travel Fashion Girl readers love this comfortable boot for travel!

 

 

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Blondo Dagger Waterproof Boot

 

Blondo Dagger Waterproof Ankle Boot

 

The Blondo Daggers are the ultimate stylish womens airplane shoes, but style isn’t the only thing they have to offer. They’re a long-time favorite of readers, many of which have said that they’ll keep your feet comfy throughout busy security lines, long-haul flights, and all of the sightseeing adventures you have planned! These beauties are fully waterproof and great in the rain or snow, too! 

A user says, “Super comfortable and stylish walking boot! Held up beautifully in pouring rain and kept my feet super dry!”

 

 

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Teva Anaya Bootie

 

Teva Anaya Ankle Boots

 

For a long day of air travel, the incredibly cute Teva Anaya ankle boots will treat you right! These booties have a responsive footbed to cushion your feet all day long, and the elastic gore will accommodate any swelling and make them easy to take on and off. Readers also love how sleek and versatile they are, and that they’re waterproof! 

A happy user reports, “True to size, and are extremely comfortable and fit great even though I have very wide feet. The first day I wore them I walked around a city for hours and they were so comfortable.” 

 

 

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Teva Women’s DE LA Vina Dos Chelsea Boot

 

Teva De La Vina Dos Chelsea Boot

 

TFG readers tell us that Teva De La Vina Chelsea boots are “the most comfortable boots they’ve worn in the air and on the ground. ”Their classic pull-on style is convenient for travel days, and the supple leather paired with elastic gore allows them to stretch with your feet in different climates, altitudes, and temperatures. They’re a cute and cozy pair for travel that overall, readers say cannot be beaten!

 

Check out TFG readers’ top picks for the best flat boots women love for travel!

 

 

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Sorel Chelsea Boots

 

Sorel Emelie Waterproof Chelsea Boots

 

When considering what shoes to wear on an airplane, many readers pick these Sorel Emelie chelsea boots for their cozy fit, side stretch panels, and cushy footbed. Readers rave about how comfy they are, whether sitting, standing, or walking for long periods of time. 

These TFG favorites are a go-to style for travelers heading to cold or wet destinations. As soon as you land, you’ll be ready for any adventure! A reader says, “They are so comfy. I can walk forever in these!”

 

 

Best Sneakers for Airplane Travel

 

 

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Taos Women’s Star Sneaker

 

Taos Star Sneaker (Wide Sizes Available)

 

The #1 bestseller and constantly recommended by TFG readers, the Taos Star sneakers are an amazing pick for air travel. They’re cute, flexible, breathable, and equipped with the comfiest footbed with both arch and metatarsal support, so they’re an absolute dream to wear on a plane. 

You can walk miles and miles in them at your destination, too. Plus, they come in both regular and wide sizes! One reader says, “Taos are awesome. They’re comfy and have great support. My feet were never tired after a day in them.” 

 

 

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Skechers Go Walk

 

Skechers Go Walk Slip Ons

 

Whether you’re walking the concourse at JFK or flying the friendly skies, a good pair of comfy sneakers will get you where you want to go with little effort. Skechers Go Walk trainers are cute, cushioned, and easy to slip on and off during a flight. 

These are truy comfortable shoes to wear on airplane for circulation, that won’t constrict toes or anything else! One user says, “This was the best shoe ever for comfort and all day wear. They held up very well so they are my new major kicks. They’re also easy to put on and take off!”

 

Find out what our readers vote as the best slip on sneakers for long sightseeing days!

 

 

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adidas Women’s Advantage Sneaker

 

Adidas Advantage Sneaker

 

The Adidas Advantage sneakers are cool and classic. Known for their amazing comfort and durability, these sneakers are reader faves not only for kicking back on an airplane ride, but for walking around your destination, too! 

A wearer says, “This is basically my travel shoe, perfect when you’ve gotta walk around the airport, also easy to slip on and off without having to tie laces. And white matches everything!” 

 

 

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Dr. Scholl’s Women’s Madison Sneaker

 

Dr. Scholl’s Madison Sneaker (Wide Sizes Available)

 

The Madison sneaker from Dr. Scholl’s will definitely add some flair to your travel outfit while supporting your feet through a long flight. Their standout features (aside from how crazy cute they are!) are their lightweight and flexible construction, allowing for mobility and keeping you comfy if your feet swell. 

They have anatomical cushioning with arch support, and are also available in wide sizes! One user says, “Great shoes for traveling, easy on and off through security and great for walking all day!” 

 

 

Best Flats for Airplane Travel

 

 

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Hush Puppies Chaste Ballet

 

Hush Puppies Chaste Ballet Flat

 

Readers love ballet flats for airport days, and they’ve voted the Hush Puppies Chaste ballet flats some of the very best! The cushioned footbed is outstanding, providing air circulation, flexibility, and support. They’re also light as can be, super elegant, and make the perfect chic out-to-dinner shoe for your vacation! 

A reviewer says, “My Hush Puppies are perfect. My feet don’t sweat because the inside is a natural, breathable suede material. And they’re cushioned.” 

 

 

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Blondo Frey Loafer

 

Blondo Frey Waterproof Loafer

 

Slip into these pretty Blondo loafers for both comfort and style as you head to your next travel destination. Wearers say they’re lightweight and comfortable, even after hours and hours of wear! They’re super fashionable, easy to style, and waterproof, too! 

A wearer says, “These are so lightweight, comfortable and the colors are beautiful!”

 

Check out these top loafers women LOVE that are both comfortable and stylish!

 

 

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Lucky Brand Women’s Emmie Ballet Flat

 

Lucky Brand Emmie Ballet Flat (Wide Sizes Available)

 

This charming Lucky Brand ballet flat boasts a soft memory foam insole and a flexible outsole. They have a snug fit without pinching, and are comfy for strolling through the airport, flying for long hours, and even mellow walks at your destination!

One wearer agrees, “If you’re looking for a comfy travel shoe for long hours on airplanes and a shoe that will look good with anything you packed, these are for you.” They come in wide sizes, too!

 

 

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Rothy’s Loafer

 

Rothy’s The Loafer

 

Readers say The Loafer from Rothy’s is the ultimate practical and travel-friendly flat. Aside from being really comfy for standing, sitting, or even walking around all day long, they’re also flexible, soft, and highly breathable, which is all ideal for a flight! As a bonus, they’re sustainably made of recycled plastic bottles, making them water-friendly and durable, too. 

One traveler reports, “I took these with me on a 26-day tour of India and it was my perfect go-to shoe. I wore them everywhere and with everything. They were perfect on the plane, too, because they stretched when my feet swelled up.” 

 

 

Best Flip Flops and Sandals for Airplane Travel

 

 

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Vionic Rest Kirra Sandal

 

Vionic Kirra Sandal (Wide Sizes Available)

 

The Vionic Kirra is a favorite for warm-weather travels, but readers have been loving it as a cozy and airy option for flying, too! While standing in long lines and sitting down for hours on the airplane, your feet will be able to relax into the microfiber orthotic footbed, deep heel cup, and arch support. They’re chic, look great with everything, and you can do lots of walking in them when you arrive! 

A reader raves, “They exceeded my expectations. Incredibly comfortable and also stylish. I can walk in them all day.” They’re available in both regular and wide sizes! 

 

 

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Earth Origins Onida Leather Sandal

 

Earth Origins Onida Sandal (Wide Sizes Available)

 

Your feet will be seriously happy in these Earth Origins Onida sandals, which pair a cute look with a dreamy memory foam footbed that wicks away moisture and provides great arch support. Their hassle-free, slip-on style makes them super convenient for airports, while the adjustable strap and supportive fit means you can comfortably explore your destination as soon as you arrive! 

A fan says, “Putting this sandal on my foot was like stepping onto a fluffy pillow. I could instantly feel the arch support, which makes my knees and back feel better. My go-to for the rest of the season because they are so comfy!”

 

 

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ECCO Women’s Flowt Strap Sandal

 

Ecco Flowt Strap Sandal

 

Comfy, supportive, and stylish, the Ecco Flowts are a much-loved sandal in the TFG community. The microfiber footbed has great cushioning, and the leather lining is breathable. Readers report doing serious walking in these sandals, too! 

A reader shares, “I’ve been in Italy and France for three and a half weeks now and worn my Flowt sandals almost every day. I love them! Good support, fit me well, and no rubbing or blisters.” 

 

 

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Reef Star Sassy Sandal

 

Reef Sassy Flip Flops

 

These Reef Sassy sandals are the editor’s top pick for a cushioned and comfy flip flop. Flip flops are such an easy option for a flight, as you can slip them on and off quickly, they’ll let your feet breathe, and swelling won’t be an issue either! These sandals have great support and are so fab with their shimmery, reptile-patterned straps! 

One wearer says, “I can wear these all day due to the cushion and arch support. My favorite vacation shoes!”

 

We asked our readers what they voted as the best womens flip flops and these are their top picks! 

 

 

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Vionic Rest Dillon Toe Sandals

 

Vionic Dillon Flip Flop (Wide Sizes Available)

 

The Vionic’s renowned orthotic footbed and a snazzy design, the Dillon flip flops are a fantastic pick. They’re amazingly supportive and cozy for a long flight, and cute enough to dress up for nice dinners on your vacay. They come in a wide variety of colors and are available in wide sizes!

One user shares, “They fit like a glove. I’ve had plantar fasciitis in the past and these are by far the most comfortable sandal I’ve ever worn for my arch. I am so impressed at how long these have lasted.” 

 

 

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 iQushion Ergonomic Flip-Flop

 

FitFlop iQushion Sandal

 

FitFlop’s iQushion sandals come highly recommended by readers for their simplistic design and micro-bubble foam ergonomic footbed. They’re comfy and cushioned for when you’re in the air, and transition to the perfect beach sandal when you land! 

One reader gives an impressive review, “I have six pairs of FitFlops and they have seen me through Pompeii, the Acropolis, and 10 miles of walking through Turkey.”

 

 

Best Airplane Shoes Comparison Chart

 

BRAND | MODEL FEATURES | REVIEWS RATING | PRICE
Best Boots for Airplane Travel
best-shoes-for-airplane-travel Blondo Villa Waterproof Boot “They are the most comfortable boots I’ve ever had and I love them” Check Price
best-shoes-for-airplane-travel Blondo Dagger Waterproof Ankle Boot “Super comfortable and stylish walking boot! Held up beautifully in pouring rain and kept my feet super dry!” Check Price
best-shoes-for-airplane-travel Teva Anaya Ankle Boots “True to size, and are extremely comfortable and fit great even though I have very wide feet. The first day I wore them I walked around a city for hours and they were so comfortable.”  Check Price
best-shoes-for-airplane-travel Teva De La Vina Dos Chelsea Boot ”Their classic pull-on style is convenient for travel days, and the supple leather paired with elastic gore allows them to stretch with your feet in different climates, altitudes, and temperatures. They’re a cute and cozy pair for travel that overall, readers say cannot be beaten! Check Price
best-shoes-for-airplane-travel Sorel Emelie Waterproof Chelsea Boots “They are so comfy. I can walk forever in these!” Check Price
Best Sneakers for Airplane Travel
best-shoes-for-airplane-travel Taos Star Sneaker (Wide Sizes Available) “Taos are awesome. They’re comfy and have great support. My feet were never tired after a day in them.”  Check Price
best-shoes-for-airplane-travel Skechers Go Walk Slip Ons “This was the best shoe ever for comfort and all day wear. They held up very well so they are my new major kicks. They’re also easy to put on and take off!” Check Price
best-shoes-for-airplane-travel Adidas Advantage Sneaker “This is basically my travel shoe, perfect when you’ve gotta walk around the airport, also easy to slip on and off without having to tie laces. And white matches everything!”  Check Price
best-shoes-for-airplane-travel Dr. Scholl’s Madison Sneaker (Wide Sizes Available) “Great shoes for traveling, easy on and off through security and great for walking all day!”  Check Price
Best Flats for Airplane Travel
best-shoes-for-airplane-travel Hush Puppies Chaste Ballet Flat “My Hush Puppies are perfect. My feet don’t sweat because the inside is a natural, breathable suede material. And they’re cushioned.”  Check Price
best-shoes-for-airplane-travel Blondo Frey Waterproof Loafer “These are so lightweight, comfortable and the colors are beautiful!” Check Price
best-shoes-for-airplane-travel Lucky Brand Emmie Ballet Flat (Wide Sizes Available) “If you’re looking for a comfy travel shoe for long hours on airplanes and a shoe that will look good with anything you packed, these are for you.” They come in wide sizes, too! Check Price
best-shoes-for-airplane-travel Rothy’s The Loafer “I took these with me on a 26-day tour of India and it was my perfect go-to shoe. I wore them everywhere and with everything. They were perfect on the plane, too, because they stretched when my feet swelled up.”  Check Price
Best Flip Flops and Sandals for Airplane Travel
best-shoes-for-airplane-travel Vionic Kirra Sandal (Wide Sizes Available) “They exceeded my expectations. Incredibly comfortable and also stylish. I can walk in them all day.” They’re available in both regular and wide sizes!  Check Price
best-shoes-for-airplane-travel Earth Origins Onida Sandal (Wide Sizes Available) “Putting this sandal on my foot was like stepping onto a fluffy pillow. I could instantly feel the arch support, which makes my knees and back feel better. My go-to for the rest of the season because they are so comfy!” Check Price
best-shoes-for-airplane-travel Ecco Flowt Strap Sandal “I’ve been in Italy and France for three and a half weeks now and worn my Flowt sandals almost every day. I love them! Good support, fit me well, and no rubbing or blisters.”  Check Price
best-shoes-for-airplane-travel Reef Sassy Flip Flops “I can wear these all day due to the cushion and arch support. My favorite vacation shoes!” ` Check Price
best-shoes-for-airplane-travel Vionic Dillon Flip Flop (Wide Sizes Available) “They fit like a glove. I’ve had plantar fasciitis in the past and these are by far the most comfortable sandal I’ve ever worn for my arch. I am so impressed at how long these have lasted.”  ` Check Price
best-shoes-for-airplane-travel FitFlop iQushion Sandal “I have six pairs of FitFlops and they have seen me through Pompeii, the Acropolis, and 10 miles of walking through Turkey.” Check Price

 

 

Ways to Change Into Plane Shoes According to Readers

 

After boarding your flight, if you wish to take off your shoes and really stretch out, you don’t have to go barefoot. TFG readers recommend being prepared, but keep practicality and comfort in mind.

One says she wears sneakers at first then slips into something more comfortable as soon as she can. “I put airline slippers on after we’ve reached cruising altitude.” 

Other readers agree, with many bringing their own flip flops or slippers. One says, “I wear my heaviest shoes and bring washable slippers for my seat time.”

 

 


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