Finding the right shoes for spring travels can get a bit confusing especially when planning for cold and warm weather. Read this post on how to choose the best travel shoes then take a look at the seven options below to pack the best options for your spring trip!
7 Shoes for Spring Travels
Written By: Nina Thomas
Shopping for the perfect travel shoe is sort of like shopping for a mattress. Everyone has different bodies, different preferences and finding the right balance for all is nearly impossible. However, one thing is for certain: travel shoes are not just about being functional but we’d love if they were also stylish, durable and versatile, too. Here are seven options to consider when packing shoes for spring travels!
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Flats are a great option for spring, but finding a good flat with arch support can be a challenge. Dr. Scholl’s makes a great ballet flat in assorted colors. This flat has a bit of a heal which is great for walking longer distances and has a memory foam insole for comfort.
Pointy toe strappy flats are a great travel option for style conscious looking to create a chic, fashion forward look. While they’re not recommended as a “walking shoe” for sightseeing long distances, a pointy toe can elongate your body and generally creates a dressier appearance than a round toe.
Editor’s Note: Just bought the ones shown above and love them – cute, lightweight, and ultra-packable!
Read this post for cute and comfortable ballet flats for travel!
Flip flops are nice for around town and at home, but can make a challenging shoe for traveling. If you’ve ever ridden the metro wearing flip flips, your dirty black feet have lived to tell the tale. Consider a sandal with more coverage and more durability, such as the Avarca Pons shown above.
Packing cubes make the perfect shoe bags to protect your luggage from dirty shoes.
For stylish sandals, we’re currently loving these styles! Great for seaside, cruise, and hot weather trips when you’re feet just can’t be enclosed in the heat. Gladiators continue to be a popular sandal this year – but are they ever really out of style? Aerosoles has an awesome selection of comfortable sandals with a soft foot bed and varied levels of arch support.
Editor’s Note: The above Franco Sarto sandals are one of the latest pairs just added to my never-ending summer travel wardrobe!
Want more ideas? Take a look at these stylish dress sandals for vacation!
Since I wouldn’t recommend bringing heels on vacation, (unless your travels require it) wedges are a great compromise. They give you some height, and yet can be practical enough to wear for long periods of time. Wedges and block heels are ideal for trips with special events, weddings, and upscale dining.
Editor’s Note: Block heels are a stylish and on-trend alternative to wedges. Looking for a splurge-worthy pair? I”m currently loving the above Lace-up Gladiator sandal in olive – the perfect new neutral for all my clothing!
Here are some tips on how to walk in heels in cobblestone streets!
You can’t go wrong with a pair of canvas shoes for Spring, which can be found in a variety of colors and styles. Cotton shoes are lightweight and breathable. Since the Spring brings both chilly and warm weather, it’s important to keep your feet covered from the wind, and yet breathable from the hot sun rays.
Toms is always an awesome option because they give a pair of shoes to someone in need after your purchase. They even makes an open-toed cotton shoe (shown above) – great for Spring and Summer!
Loafers (or oxfords) are a classic Spring shoe. Spring usually means “you don’t have to wear socks, if you don’t want to.) There are so many colors and choices, but we love a structured stylish pair like the ones shown above to match easly with a variety of different types of pants, skirts, and dresses.
With loafers you can choose a structured shoe as shown previously or a soft body like the two styles above. As a bonus, opt for a slip-on – on trend for 2016!
When I hear sneakers, I almost instinctively imagine a pair of crisp, white orthopedic shoes. However, fashion has stepped forward to stylish sneakers that act as ideal walking shoes for travel, and yet cute enough to wear with a dress. Chuck Taylor’s are always “in”, or a pair of sneaker slip-ons like these shown above are good for walking around any town.
Not into sneakers? Go for an athletic inspired espadrille like the one shown above!
Tall boots are great for the winter, but Ankle boots are hands down the best shoes for spring city travels!
A stylish pair of booties are great with jeans, dresses, skirts, and pretty much anything. They can keep your feet warm and dry if you run into any April showers and can easily transition an outfit from cold to warm weather with a pair of tights.
I’m a huge fan of Born boots, as they are real leather and made to be durable for all types of weather. These would pair well with just about anything! Here are even more budget friendly ankle boots.
Wear them on your flight with a comfortable travel outfit like these!
Regardless of which shoes you choose, make sure they’re broken in!
What are your favorite shoes for spring travels? Comment below!
Fore more ideas on travel shoes, please read:
- Black Ballet Flats: Why They’re the Perfect Travel Shoes
- 10 Steps to Packing the Best Travel Shoes for Any Trip
- Best Travel Shoes: Womens Leather Boots
- Fashion Sneakers for Women
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Author Bio: Nina Thomas is constantly looking for a beautiful view and a good adventure. Her travel highlights include horseback riding in the Ecuadorian Andes, hiking on top of Mount Etna in Sicily, and sheep-gazing in the Cotswolds. For more practical travel tips and ideas from a Central Ohio Girl, check out Traveling with Nina or follow her on Twitter.