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To help us better understand what you love wearing on your adventures, we asked you to vote on your favorite travel shoes. The results are in!
Below is a list of the 40 best travel shoes as chosen by TFG’s readers. Find out what they are, why they’re recommended, and why you may want to wear them, too!
40 Best Travel Shoes
Written By: Annie Jarvis
Here are the 40 best travel shoes (in alphabetical order), including the main reasons why TFG readers use and recommend them:
It’s not surprising that an Adidas shoe made the list for the best travel shoes. Readers love them because they’re:
- Look good
- Go with everything
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Ahnu by Teva Sugarpine Hiking Boot
Ahnu by Teva
Ahnu isn’t as well known, but they do make some of the best travel shoes for these reasons:
- Arch support
- Water resistant
- Great for hiking and snowshoeing
- Very comfortable and good support for feet and back
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Asics Sana Cross-Training Shoe
Asics aren’t just for the gym! They also make some of the best travel shoes for a few reasons:
- Excellent arch support
- Good for city streets
- Last ages
- Good support
Flats for travel? When they’re Bandalino, they make the list for best travel shoes because they’re:
Birkenstock Mayari Style
A list of the best travel shoes wouldn’t be complete without Birkenstock because they’re:
- Very sturdy and comfortable
- Great for walking up and down hills
- Perfect for warm weather
- Offer good support
Blondo Ankle Boots
This is one of the few heeled shoes that make the list for best travel shoes, but we included them for a few reasons:
- Super comfortable and warm
- Wool lining and waterproof
- Good for cold weather
- Good grip on sole
- Don’t look like traditional rubber rain boots
We love Born, and think they make some of the best travel shoes, from sandals to boots. Readers love these for several reasons:
- Wear them in the city or by the sea
- Great for hot weather
- Moderate arch support
Adventurers and outdoorsy travelers ranked these as some of the best travel shoes because they are:
- Perfect for summer hiking and walking on rocks or through river
- Well-made and comfortable
- Supportive in the arch
- Quick drying
Clarks are known for their comfortable soles, which is why they are some of the best travel shoes. These flats offer:
- Style for cities and towns
- No break-in period
- Comfort from the moment you wear them
These are some of the best travel shoes because they are trendy yet comfortable. Plus, they’re:
- Soft inside
- Dressy and stylish
- Comfortable for walking
Converse Chuck Taylor Sneakers
Converse are a classic, but you may not have known that they’re also some of the best travel shoes for a few reasons:
- Comfortable and go with everything
- Slip on and off
- Classic style
- Wear them anywhere
You either love Crocs or you hate them, and some of our readers say they’re the best travel shoes because they’re:
- The most comfortable shoe brand ever
- Easy to wear
These are some of the best travel shoes because they’re a dressier option. Plus, they are:
- Slip on
- Good for warm climates
We had to include a pair of clogs as the best travel shoes. These Dansko loafers are:
- Traditional clog style that is unbelievably comfortable
- Wearable for hours without your feet ever feeling tired
- Slip on and off so they are great for airport security
- Best paired with trousers
Like the brand name suggests, your feet will feel one with the earth in these best travel shoes for a few reasons:
- Can walk in them for hours
- Good cushioning
Flash T-Strap Gladiator Sandal
At TFG, we are big fans of Ecco and think they make the best travel shoes. Readers also love them because they’re:
- Simple and understated
- Cute and comfortable
- Feature a sturdy, rubber sole
We’ve featured Fit Flops in multiple articles as the best travel shoes. Readers recommend them for a few reasons:
- They don’t rub and have great cushioning
- Walk for miles in them
- Go from beach to dinner
- Super comfortable
Fly London makes great shoes, and readers love them because they’re:
- Cute and unique
- Good for walking and running through airports
This famous Brazilian brand offers flip flops that are:
- Wearable for beach and evenings
Another popular Brazilian brand, these too made the list for best travel shoes for these reasons:
- Quick to dry
- Good for walking
- Comfortable and fashionable
Travelers are well familiar with Jambu, and recommend them for these reasons:
- Good for summer
- Comfortable walking shoe
- Light hikes
Cute and comfy sandals? Check and check. Travelers love Keen for four reasons:
- Fantastic walking brand
- Great for cobblestones
- Travel anywhere with this brand
Mephisto offers some of the best travel shoes, and readers agree, saying they are:
- Comfortable and cute
- Great for anywhere
Grassbow Air Trail Running Shoe
This list wouldn’t be complete without a pair of Merrells! Our readers recommended these because they:
- Don’t take up much room
- Good for running
- Good grip
Our readers love these sandals and ranked them as one of the best travel shoes for their:
- Good arch support
- Durable, sturdy sole
Naturalizer makes so many different styles of shoes, from flats to sandals to boots. Readers ranked these as some of the best travel sheos because they’re:
- Easy to walk in
New Balance Classic Runner Sneaker
Take your New Balance shoes beyond the gym and on the road because they’re:
- Great on cobblestone streets
Nike Free Run
Nike. Need we say anything else? Readers love them because they’re:
- Light to pack
- Not too touristy
Patagonia is one of the top travel brands, and these shoes are recommended for their:
- Light weight
- Style versatility
- Good support
Sanuk Yoga Flip Flops
While these were made for yoga, you can also take them on your travels. Readers recommend them for several reasons:
- They can go from beach to shower to party
- Soft and comfortable
- Great for hot weather
Reader’s Top Pick for Best Travel Shoes: Skechers Go Walk
Sketchers Go Walks
Our readers love, love, love these shoes and rank them as some of the best travel shoes for a ton of reasons:
- Travel everywhere
- So comfortable
- Like walking on air
- Easy to wash and dry overnight
- Weigh next to nothing
- Machine washable
- Good for all terrain
- Great cushioning
- Lots of walking
- Super light and cool
- Slip on and off
- Good for cobblestones
- Lightweight yet keep your feet warm
Teva is a great travel brand, and readers recommend them because they are:
- Comfortable with a good arch support
- Durable and comfortable
- Good for hot weather as they allow air to get to your feet
If you’re looking for a more sophisticated vibe, Tods offers a great pair of flats our readers love for a few reasons:
- Last the whole day
- Casual and dressy
Another classic, these made the list of the best travel shoes because they’re:
- Thin yet have a substantial footbed
Tory Burch Flip Flops
Tory Burch is one of the most stylish brands on this list, and readers love these flip flops for several reasons:
- Comfortable to walk in and looks cute with everything
- Easy to dress up
- Easy to take off at airport security
- Can walk all day in them
- Pretty and comfortable
Uggs make more than just clunky boots! They also make boots for traveling, like these, which readers love because they’re:
- Very warm
- Great in cold weather
- Good in snow
Vans Unisex Authentic Skate Shoe
Like Converse, Vans is a popular sneaker brand that also works for travel. Readers love them for their:
- Light weight
Nala Arch Support Thong Sandal
If you’ve read our blog before, you know Vionic make some of the best travel shoes. Readers love these for four reasons:
- Super comfy
- Good arch support
- Goes with everything
- Fashionable sandal
Vivobarefoot Jing Jing Slip-On
VivoBarefoot offers great flats for travel, and readers recommend them because they are:
- Provide good air circulation
- Never smelly
Last but not least, Geox makes the list as one of the best travel shoes for these reasons:
- Good support
- European designs
Now it’s your turn. What do you think are the best travel shoes? Share your vote in the comments!
Fore more ideas on travel shoes, please read:
- 10 Steps to Packing the Best Travel Shoes for Any Trip
- Reader’s Choice: Best Waterproof Leather Boots
- Reader’s Choice: 11 Best Beach Sandals
- Cute and Comfortable Walking Shoes
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Author Bio: Annie Jarvis is relatively new to the traveling world and just completed a five-month journey around Southeast Asia, India, and the US. She loves diving, skiing, cooking, and hiking and writing about her adventures on her Refreshing the Page blog.
This is very helpful for my upcoming trip to Italy
Campers are the best for walking a distance
Anything Keene is great for water and wet climates
Hi there, thank you for sharing your recommendation for comfortable shoes!
I agree, the Sketchers Go Walk are fantastic. I bought them in navy to walk dogs in my neighborhood. They were so comfortable out of the box I bought a pair in black two days before going to Disney. No break in needed walked 48 miles in four days. My feet felt wonderful every night.
I have trouble with my feet and it’s always hard for me to find comfortable shoes. I’ve tried many on the list and they have been great for only a day or so. I thought I loved the Sketchers Go Walk but again, after a couple of days they didn’t work for me. I brought the Ecco sandals to Switzerland this summer that were recommended and they were great the first few days. By day 4 I couldn’t wear them.
I appreciate all your recommendations and will continue to try shoes until I fall in love with a pair!
Who makes the red shoes the girl in the picture is wearing .? I did not see them on the list . Thanks .
Hi Ivette, I am afraid that the image at the top of the article is a stock image so I am not sure of the brand. Have a look at this post, they are quite similar to the Superga sneakers which are also available in red: https://www.travelfashiongirl.com/fashion-sneakers-for-women-cute-comfortable-shoes/ You may also find some you like here: https://www.travelfashiongirl.com/womens-casual-sneakers/ Sorry I could not have been of more help 🙁
Teva Tyrra Sandals are missing on this list!!!
Hi Marcela, thank you for sharing your comfortable shoe recommendation!! Loving hearing the brands our readers prefer! 🙂
I love blundstones ankle boot. Easy on off through security and a great option for a colder climate with a wool sock. My husband talked me into a pair last year and I have never had so many women stop and ask what boot im wearing. Love them!,
Hi Becky, thank you for sharing your review of the Blundstones ankle boots!! 🙂
Thankyou I love seeing what shoe brands other people wear. I never leave home without my Rieker brand sandals or able boots depending on travel destination. Then for actual plane journey I wear my Acropedico Mary Jane style shoes light and very comfy for long journeys. .
Hi Allyson, thank you for your comment! Thank you for sharing your travel shoe recommendations with us, we love hearing suggestions from our readers!! 🙂
I loved taking my grey supergas to Scotland last year. And I never travel without my matte black Tieks folded up in my bag 🙂
Hi, thank you for taking the time to share your tip 🙂
Decent list but the gladiator sandals from Gentle Souls should be on the list. I just bought my second pair in black (I have gold as well – wore them in Croatia) and they’re incredibly comfortable and the perfect walking stylish sandal.
Vans and Chucks are NOT AT ALL great travel shoes!! They have no support whatsoever! Also, they make your feet flatter if there is no support in them by way of insoles. They’re fine for walking for a few hours but not all day. My feet have hurt when walking in them all day. For some that don’t have feet issues and can wear anything, maybe these shoes are ok. But I have found my feet to be in pain when walking in them all day touring and sightseeing. I have narrow feet and my chucks still pain me after a full day of being on my feet!
I agree. There are a lot of these shoes on this list that are not good for people with any type of foot issue. And even when I didn’t have a foot issue, many of these would not support the amount of walking that I do on a vacation. I will stick with the comfort brands like: Mephisto, Naot, Helle, etc. I was disappointed in the Ahnu, which to me had no support even for running errands around town. It seems a lot of these shoes are for young women that are used to running around in 4 in. heels, so some of these feel comfortable in comparison.
Such a great list! Naot, Dansko, & Fly London are my go tos! I’ve bought so many of these at simons shoes https://www.simonsshoes.com/
My favorite shoe store in Boston!
Thanks for the list of shoes, I’m keen to try out Naot and Keen, but I have plantar facitis and wide feet, would they be suitable for me? By the way, do try out the Fitflop range of shoes, especially the LOAFF range. They’re super comfy, it’s like walking on clouds!!
Hi Ekay, try these: https://www.travelfashiongirl.com/best-shoes-for-plantar-fasciitis/ and https://www.travelfashiongirl.com/cute-shoes-for-wide-feet/
Naots are suitable for everyone. After I purchased my first pair there was no going back to regular shoes.
I would like to nominate Wakai and Flossy shoes. They’re super comfortable, affordable, easily-packable, washable, & they come in a variety of prints and designs. I discovered them a couple of years ago & now I’m obsessed with them!
Thanks for the recommendation!
Do you have any suggestions for a red pair of sneakers, slip on shoes, and ankle boots? Going to London in 2 weeks! Need to be comfortable and fashionable. Thank you, Merry Jo Edwards
There are some great suggestions in these posts that may help! https://travelfashiongirl.com/20-comfortable-and-cute-walking-shoes-for-travel/
Hi Merry Jo,
I want to know the same thing! I love read and I like the ones featured on the fist pick of this sight, but don’t know what brand they are. Can anyone help us out? Thanks!
Hi Terry, thank you for your comment! If you are looking for a pair of red sneakers, then you may like one of these options, Keds Champion Trainers: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0017HACEE?ascsubtag=.MjU5ODMyLTA.83e86df0-e32d-11e8-b34b-212a2f2ad1d4&tag=rewardstyle-21 Skechers Wave Lite Sneakers also come in red: https://www.dsw.com/en/us/product/skechers-wave-lite-sneaker/413865?cadevice=c&clickid=Ud-3MgVaa3Bfww00YtxJIwyKUkg3vlxVR0N0yU0&clickid=0UC1SrXn6yPS2eLSNnx2ezljUkg3q4z02x9jXQ0&cm_mmc=CSE-_-GPS-_-G_Shopping_Athletic%20%26%20Sneaker-_-New_Athletic%20%26%20Sneaker&cm_mmc=affil-_-rewardStyle&cm_mmc=affil-_-rewardStyle&gclid=EAIaIQobChMInuW5osnD3gIVDHt-Ch0Frw1VEAQYBCABEgIdFPD_BwE&irgwc=1&irgwc=1 Or there are the ECCO Sort 7 Sneaker: https://www.zappos.com/p/ecco-soft-7-sneaker-chili-red-cow-nubuck/product/8550690/color/704393?utm_campaign=804647019&ef_id=Whh6cQAAA5k2ZcND:20181108005011:s&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_term=pla-293946777986&utm_source=rewardStyle&PID=4441350&AID=10485804&splash=none&cjevent=b18f04ece32d11e8820c00630a180512 Hope this helps! 🙂
Hi! Love your shoe picks. I bought the Ipanema sandals after reading one of your other posts, and they worked like a charm in Barcelona a few years ago. I have a question for you. I am lucky enough to be returning to Barcelona this October, and am wondering about shoes. Is it ok to wear these Ipanema sandals that late in the season? Also, can a woman get away with black Converse low tops or do they scream tourist? Thanks for all that you do. Love the daily quotes, tips, and everything!
Thanks Donna! So glad you likes the Ipanema 🙂 I’d say Converse are perfect and no you wouldn’t be pegged as a tourist because of the shoes. take a look at this post to find out why: https://travelfashiongirl.com/best-walking-shoes-for-europe/
The sandals would really depend on the weather before you. Keep a close eye on the forecast and check out the extended forecast on weather.com. If it’s cooler, you can also try low heeled or flat ankle boots: https://travelfashiongirl.com/ankle-booties-the-best-shoes-for-travel-to-europe-in-spring/
Hope you have a great trip!:-)
How are tieks ballet flats not on here. The most comfy flats, stylish, & take up very little space.
Thanks for sharing this Janette 🙂 We know Tieks are also a popular brand with female travelers!
I’ve tried several of these shoes based on this post (thank goodness for free returns on Zappos and Amazon!). I love London Fly, but I bought boots so they are a wee bit heavy to pack. I’ve tried on several version of Keen and Ecco sandals, but I found the Ecco to be quite wide (apparently they intentionally have a roomier toe area for comfort).
My absolute favorite line is Mephisto – which I never would have invested in if I hadn’t read about them in Alex’s posts! Expensive but worth it.
I do have a recommendation not on this list: Arche. They are comparable to Mephistos in both price and quality.
Thank you for reading Renee! Thank you for the insight, we love getting different opinions on styles that work for different people! Safe travels!
My husband & I will be traveling to Eastern Europe next year. Comfortable shoes are something we’re having an issue funding. This list is great!!
I hope you find it useful Caryn 🙂 So many choices all chosen by our readers!
Reebok skyscape runaround, are the most comfortable sneakers I’ve ever owned, very nice looking and super light
Thanks for the input Marina! Glad you found a style you love!
What a great list. I love to pack light, and what frustrates me the most is forfeiting all that space for running shoes that are too garish to wear for any other reason. Any suggestions for shoes that I could slip my custom insoles in for a run, then tie on with a skirt for walking all day?
Thanks for reading Betsy! This post has some options that you may be able to run in: https://travelfashiongirl.com/fashion-sneakers-for-women-cute-comfortable-shoes/ Hope this helps! Safe travels!
Thanks for the list. Comfortable shoes that also look cute are awesome.
Yes they are 🙂 Glad you like it!
I love shoes! But my chacos are my go-to travel shoes!!!
Chacos are super popular with so many female travelers 🙂
My daughter loves Converse, but we are worried about them being too heavy. I am bringing the Keds Skimmers. Light weight and versatile for the older set. We will be only using carry ons, small backpacks and purses. She will be attending the Reading Music Festival in England and then we will be traveling for 3 weeks. Croatia, Italy, Vienna, and Germany. Should she bring her Converse?
If the converse are heavy then perhaps they could be worn on the flight? Converse are really cute and stylish travel shoes, which is why so many of our readers love them. It sounds like she will also be doing a lot of walking (especially at the festival), so make sure they are comfortable 🙂
I have about 10 pair of Fly Londons (various styles–some are short boots) that I wear to work and these are the only type of heels that I wear anymore. (Years of wearing regular high heels with my business suits ruined my feet so I opt for comfort over glamour now.) I have gotten tons of compliments on my Fly Londons and, boy, are they comfortable. You can stand and walk in them for 12 to 15 hours at least (that is the longest that I have had to try it). For casual or weekends, I wear FitFlops. For the beach, walking a great deal or anywhere that my feet might get wet, I have a pair of Chacos that I wear. Chacos can be washed in the washer and will come out looking new if you get them muddy. All of these brands are moderately expensive to expensive (Fly Londons), but they last and are worth it. The FitFlops probably will wear out first because I have been through about 3 or 4 pair of those over the years. My favorite pair of boots for protection from weather (rain or snow) are Blundstones from Australia. There are several styles to chose from and they are sized differently than in the US so you have to pay attention to that. They come with 2 innersoles and since I have narrow feet this was particularly helpful for me. For sneakers, I love Allbirds! They are merino wool, and just like my favorite socks, they keep my feet cool in the summer and warm when it is cool. I absolutely love these sneakers and wore them on vacation in Florida last week when it was over 100 degrees and my feet were not hot at all.
I have learned that after all these years that less is truly more…that when I find a brand I like not to settle for anything else. So I do not want a closet full of shoes, e.g., 75 pair. Just give me about a 15 pair which includes my business shoes, inclement/cold weather boots, casual, sneakers and workout shoes…and I am good with that.
Thanks for sharing this Theresa 🙂 It’s awesome to see you have found the right collection of shoes for you, and so many that our other readers love as well!
Very helpful. I agree with many of these choices.
I love Vionics as well as Abeo from The Walking Store, which were recommended by my podiatrist for heel spur pain.
Glad you like the article Fran 🙂