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Gone are the days when comfort equals hideous fashion. These shoes are reinventing how good comfort looks! Here are the best sandals for women that love to explore at home or abroad!

 


Best Travel Sandals for Women


 

 

Travel Fashion Girl help! A reader asks:

 

I would like your feedback on these travel sandals. I am currently trying them out in black and they are really comfy. I am 30 years old and having a hard time finding sandals that work for me for while traveling all over Italy. I hope I can get your feedback. Thanks. Amazing website, BTW. Just spend 2 hours reading post after post!

 

The first thing to keep in mind when it comes to comfortable sandal brands is this: finding the best option depends on your comfort needs, planned travel activities, your foot shape, and your personal style.  

Scroll to the end of the article for a full explanation on how to choose the best summer sandals for women on the go!

 

 

Naot Sabrina Sandals in Jet Black/Brown Nubuck

 

What are the cutest comfortable sandals for travel?

 

This is our tried and tested list of the best traveling sandals that offer a mix of fashion and function:

 

Every season we continually update this post with our readers’ top choices along with our own new finds. Learn more about each style below:

 

 

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Naot Sabrina Flat Sandals

 

Naot Stylish Walking Sandals for Europe

 

I wore the Naot Sabrina sandals non-stop for an exhausting 12-day trip to Europe and they were the BEST SHOES EVER for long hours on my feet.

Over the years, I’ve traveled with them through North America, Central America, Southeast Asia, and Europe and found them to be the most comfortable sandals! Buy it here!

 

Read my full Naot Sabrina review!

 

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Naot Verbena Sandal

 

One of the main reasons I love the Naot Sabrina is because it offers a comfortable footbed like a Birkenstock but looks more like a regular sandal, rather than a sport sandal.

They’re Birkenstock-like sandals because of their comfortable, supportive footbed but they have the added benefit of offering feminine designs, which isn’t always easy to find from a “comfort” shoe brand. I now have my eye on the above Naot Verbena sandal – so cute! 

If you’re looking for comfy sandals like Birkenstocks or have high arches and require support, give Naot a try! Buy it here!

 

Note that this brand is best for narrow to medium width feet. For wide sizes, check out the Vionics mentioned below.

 

 

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 Vionic Lupe Flat Sandal

 

Vionic Womens Walking Sandals With Arch Support

 

When we ask our readers to vote for the most comfortable travel shoe brands, Vionic always wins hands down, especially for women that suffer from foot issues! 

Vionic actually has the world’s first and only true orthotic available without a doctor’s prescription. Because the shoes are made to provide adequate support for serious foot pain sufferers, they’re actually amazingly practical for travel!

Their shoes and sandals hug your arches like a natural footprint, giving you all-day support while making you look and feel great. Buy it here!

 

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Vionic Rest Wanda Toe Post Sandal

 

Readers highly recommend Vionics for having some of the best sandals for travel. They particularly love the Rest Kirra Backstrap style the most, but we thought we’d share a couple of their newer styles above. 

I was a bit hesitant at first but I ended up buying the Karina thongs and was pleasantly surprised that these comfort shoes looked flattering once I was actually wearing them.

This is definitely the most stylish brand for “comfort” footwear! As a major plus, most styles are available in wide sizes, too. Buy it here!

 

Read this post for the most recommended wide shoes for travel!

 

 

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 Ecco Flash Strappy Sandal

 

Ecco Cute Comfy Sandals With Support

 

Niki Landry, one of TFG’s writers, swoons over the Ecco “Flash” saying they’re some of the best walking sandals for travel. “The leather is so soft, and the footbed is crazy comfortable. I happily forked over the money, and without looking back we spent four lovely months traveling together.” Buy it here!

 

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Ecco Damara Crisscross Flat Sandal

 

Over the years, our readers have recommended just about all of the cute supportive sandals in Ecco’s “Ecco “Flash”” and the “Damara” collections. The most loved Ecco sandal of all time is the Flash T-Strap Gladiator, but since sizes are limited in that style, we’ve gone ahead and featured two additional options above.

Ease of wear is something to consider when choosing shoes, and Ecco offers many women’s sandals with velcro straps, which are convenient both for travel and everyday use, too. Buy it here!

 

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Sorel Roaming Crisscross Sandals

 

Sorel Cute Sandals for Women 

 

Sorel makes cute and comfortable summer sandals for women who don’t have fussy feet. Wear them all day shorts, capris, or jeans, or dress them up with a skirt or dress for dinner out. One of the best features is the rubber-grip sole to help prevent slips – essential for travel! Many travelers feel these comfy sandals offer adequate support unless you are medically required to wear arch support.

We love the look of the Roaming Criss Cross sandals shown above but we’re equally enamored with the T-strap version and this gladiator- inspired style. Buy it here!

 

 

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Teva Olowahu Flip Flop

 

Teva Casual and Comfy Sandals for Travel

 

Teva is one of the most well-known brands for comfortable sport sandals such as the Original Universal, which has taken over the fashion world over the past decade.

One of their popular travel sandal styles is the casual but oh-so popular Teva Olowahu sandals. Shannon Healey from Camera & Carry On has traveled all over the world with hers and absolutely adores them!

“They’re more stylish than the basic flip-flop sandal and keep my food from sliding around like they sometimes do in others. The straps are a durable fabric that does not rub, the foot bed is cushy and supportive, and the bottom has a slight tread to prevent slipping.” Buy it here!

 

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Teva Mahonia Wedge Cross Strap

 

Teva’s comfortable womens sandals for travel are made with a cushy, contoured footbed and mold to your foot offering light arch support. 

They also boast a range of non-sport sandal styles including the low and mid-heeled Mahonia wedges, which are as equally comfortable for exploring Ecuador as they are in Greece. Talk about versatility! Buy it here!

 

 


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Olukai Upena Sandal

 

OluKai Strappy Sandals for Summer Vacation

 

Whether you’re traveling to Italy or Honolulu, channel your inner boho babe with these cute walking sandals from OluKai! They’ll look just as good with a romper, sundress, or your fave denim look.

Adjustable leather straps provide a secure fit while a soft microfiber lining and anatomical poured PU footbed keeps you comfortable for all-day excursions. These pretty sandals are surprisingly supportive, just make sure to choose the style that’s best suited for your comfort needs. Buy it here!

 

 


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Birkenstocks Daloa Sandal

 

Birkenstock Makes the Best Walking Sandals for Travel

 

Birkenstock sandals are a favorite among female wanderers! The cork footbed allows your feet to feel cushioned with firm arch support, making them comfortable walking sandals for travel for long periods of time. 

A slip on style such as the Mayari Birko-Flor or Gizeh Thong is a favorite of mine for travel to Southeast Asia, where the blistering heat swells your feet making breathable shoes an absolute must. I also like them for this particular part of the globe because their slide design makes them easy to slip on and off when entering temples. 

For a more feminine option, check out my latest purchase, the Dalao sandal shown above, which is also available in narrow sizes. Buy it here!

 

 


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Chaco Tulip Sandal

 

Chaco Makes Good Sandals To Explore the Great Outdoors

 

Chaco specializes in making good walking sandals for travel such as the Zcloud that are all about functionality. Ranging from trendy straps to sleek, modern silhouettes like the Tulip shown above, these are definitely a step up from utilitarian sport sandals!

Chaco sandals are often equipped with features such as shock absorption, non-marking rubber outsoles, adjustability and a comfortable footbed. These selections will easily get you through the day in comfort!

Because of their quality, support, and durability we had to include them on our list of the best sandals for travel! Buy it here!

 

 


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Fly London Heels Open Toe Sandals

 

Fly London Comfortable Dress Sandals With Wedge 

 

Dressy women’s sandals with arch support are not the easiest to find but many female travelers think that Fly London is as good as it gets.

Reader Ellen says that she wore hers to walk in Barcelona and climb the Acropolis in Athens while another wore them traveling through the cobblestone streets of London and Germany over the summer with no problems.

“I have two pairs of Fly London wedges and I love them,” says reader Brigitte. “I also have bunions so finding the most comfortable walking sandals is huge for me.”

From cruises to European vacations, get ready to walk in these beauties for miles! Buy it here!

 

 

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Aerosoft Comfortable Flat Sandal

 

Aerosoft Supportive Slide Sandals for Summer

 

We’re super impressed with the Aerosoft Comfortable Walk slide sandal. With over 1,000 5-star ratings, we’ve added this unlikely candidate to our list of the best sandals for travel because it looks as easy to wear as a flip-flop but offers so much arch support according to reviewers. 

The orthotic insole provides relief for plantar fasciitis sufferers and the supportive structure acts as a bunion corrector. Travelers love them and say they’re even comfortable enough for daily use. We’re sold! Buy it here!

 

 


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Sanuk Yoga Sling 2 Sandals

 

Sanuk Comfortable and Stylish Sandals for the Beach

 

The Sanuk Yoga Sling 2 feels like you’re walking on clouds! It boasts a yoga mat cushioned footbed, which molds to your feet. The soft knit printed fabric makes for a snug and secure but cozy fit. 

They’re the ideal replacement for a standard flip flop and are recommended for women that don’t require extensive arch support. They’re good for narrow feet and make a good addition to a casual wardrobe. 

Bring them on your next beach side vacay, road trip, or a wellness retreat – they’re sure to make your list of the best sandals for travel in no time at all! Buy it here!

 

TFG readers also voted them as one of their favorite beach sandals!

 

 


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Aerosoles Conchlusion Gladiator Sandal

 

Aerosoles Fashionable Comfortable Sandals

 

Aerosoles comfort fashion sandals feature a cushion-like, double padded memory foam insole, which is oh-so-soft and the thong style is always a bonus in my book. 

From the top sandals on the list, this one gets our vote for having the best balance of comfort, function, fashion, and VALUE, too. Averaging at around $49.99 on Amazon, they’re seriously less expensive than other comfort shoe brands, which is a major plus.

For years, the Conchlusion Gladiator Sandal was a best seller rated as our readers’ favorite travel sandal! If you’re on the hunt for cute and comfortable sandals for walking, Aerosoles has some awesome options. Buy it here!

 

 

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Avarca Pons 510 Classic Style Sandals

 

Avarca Pons Comfortable Stylish Sandals

 

Avarca (also known as “Abarcas o Menorquinas”) is the traditional leather footwear of Menorca, Spain and is designed to be incredibly easy on the feet. They feature a comfy and versatile slingback design with breathable leather and a wide variety of colors to match every personality.

Locals and travelers share a love for this brand. Reader Penny loves the ones with the leather sole but suggests that ones with the rubber bottom would be better for walking.

This is definitely the best sandal for women who want a chic, versatile shoe to take them from day to night! Buy it here!

 

 

Choosing the Best Summer Sandals for Your Next Trip:

 

Here’s a quick overview for each of these travel sandals:

BRAND / MODEL REVIEW RATING PRICE
Naot Sabrina Sandals Over the years, I’ve traveled with them through North America, Central America, Southeast Asia, and Europe and found them to be the most comfortable sandals! Check Price
Naot Verbena Sandal If you’re looking for comfy sandals like Birkenstocks or have high arches and require support, give Naot a try! Check Price
 Vionic Lupe Flat Sandal “Vionic actually has the world's first and only true orthotic available without a doctor's prescription.” Check Price
Vionic Rest Wanda Toe Post Sandal Readers highly recommend Vionics for having some of the best sandals for travel. Check Price
 Ecco Flash Strappy Sandal “The leather is so soft, and the footbed is crazy comfortable. I happily forked over the money, and without looking back we spent four lovely months traveling together.” Check Price
Ecco Damara Crisscross Flat Sandal Ease of wear is something to consider when choosing shoes, and Ecco offers many women’s sandals with velcro straps, which are convenient both for travel and everyday use, too. Check Price
Sorel Roaming Crisscross Sandals One of the best features is the rubber-grip sole to help prevent slips – essential for travel! Many travelers feel these comfy sandals offer adequate support unless you are medically required to wear arch support. Check Price
Teva Olowahu Flip Flop “They’re more stylish than the basic flip-flop sandal and keep my food from sliding around like they sometimes do in others. The straps are a durable fabric that does not rub, the foot bed is cushy and supportive, and the bottom has a slight tread to prevent slipping.” Check Price
Teva Mahonia Wedge Cross Strap They also boast a range of non-sport sandal styles including the low and mid-heeled Mahonia wedges, which are as equally comfortable for exploring Ecuador as they are in Greece. Check Price
OluKai Upena Sandal Whether you’re traveling to Italy or Honolulu, channel your inner boho babe with these cute walking sandals from OluKai! They’ll look just as good with a romper, sundress, or your fave denim look. Check Price
Birkenstocks Daloa Sandal Birkenstock sandals are a favorite among female wanderers! The cork footbed allows your feet to feel cushioned with firm arch support, making them comfortable walking sandals for travel for long periods of time.  Check Price
Chaco Tulip Sandal Chaco sandals are often equipped with features such as shock absorption, non-marking rubber outsoles, adjustability and a comfortable footbed. These selections will easily get you through the day in comfort! Check Price
Fly London Heels Open Toe Sandals “I have two pairs of Fly London wedges and I love them,” says reader Brigitte. “I also have bunions so finding the most comfortable walking sandals is huge for me.” Check Price
Aerosoft Comfortable Flat Sandal We’re super impressed with the Aerosoft Comfortable Walk slide sandal. With over 1,000 5-star ratings, we’ve added this unlikely candidate to our list of the best sandals for travel because it looks as easy to wear as a flip-flop but offers so much arch support according to reviewers.  Check Price
Sanuk Yoga Sling 2 Sandals The Sanuk Yoga Sling 2 feels like you’re walking on clouds! It boasts a yoga mat cushioned footbed, which molds to your feet. The soft knit printed fabric makes for a snug and secure but cozy fit.  Check Price
Aerosoles Conchlusion Gladiator Sandal For years, the Conchlusion Gladiator Sandal was a best seller rated as our readers’ favorite travel sandal! If you’re on the hunt for cute and comfortable sandals for walking, Aerosoles has some awesome options. Check Price
Avarca Pons Classic Style Locals and travelers share a love for this brand. Reader Penny loves the ones with the leather sole but suggests that ones with the rubber bottom would be better for walking. Check Price

 

 

What are your comfort needs?

 

What you have to realize about travel is that you’re going to be spending hours on your feet walking and sightseeing, much more than you might be used to.

This is why it’s absolutely important that you choose your travel shoes wisely. Do not prioritize fashion over comfort – trust me, I’ve been there and you don’t want to ruin the trip of a lifetime because you wore the wrong shoes.

Instead, the goal should be to find the most comfortable sandals that also suit your personal style.

Different travelers will find certain shoes better suited for them simply because not everyone has the same comfort requirements.

Some women have high arches and require travel sandals with arch support while others have more natural padding and can walk for miles with regular insoles relatively pain-free.

What one traveler thinks are the best walking sandals may not work for another. Our list features a wide variety of sandal styles suitable for a range of style and comfort needs. Review each one to find the right option for you.

 

 

What are your planned travel activities?

 

Not all trips require the same support because you might have different activity levels. Not all trips are super active and your aim for your trip might be just to chill out by a pool and relax, in which case you’ll probably be fine with the shoes that you already own.

On the other hand, if your trip consists of non-stop sightseeing then make sure to choose a proper walking sandal with comfort and support features.

 

Packing cubes make the perfect shoe bags to protect your luggage from dirty shoes. Take a look here for other shoe bag ideas!  

 

 

What’s the best sandal style for your foot shape?

 

Whenever I wear a style with a strap that goes across my foot, like the one mentioned in the reader question, it makes me look clunky and ages me, and I’m in my 30s.

No matter how trendy Arizona Birkenstocks and traditional Tevas became over the past years, I can’t wear these types of shoes because I don’t have the foot shape to go with them. I’ve found that thong-style sandals flatter my narrow foot best.

What style do you think most flatter yours? This is a good place to start your search as it will help you eliminate some options.

 

 

What are the best travel sandals to suit your personal style?

 

When traveling, creating the perfect interchangeable capsule wardrobe is the key to simplified packing. Use this same principle with your shoes. Choose neutral shoes that will go with all of your outfits and above all stay true to your personal style. 

Some comfort sandal styles can be quite unattractive but there are many that do offer a good balance of fashion and function. That’s one of our main goals, in fact! You can view a summary of our top travel fashion shoe picks here.

 

 

Don’t forget about the heat when choosing womens summer shoes.

 

One more thing to note is that when it’s hot outside, sandals allow your feet to breathe! In some cases, you might even find your feet swelling from the heat and also from exhaustion so wearing closed toe shoes might not be the most comfortable choice for a summer trip.

Sandals can get disgusting while traveling; cleaning them is an absolute must. Nikwax is a cleaning product meant specifically to care for your sandals. Even if you don’t travel with it, you can use it once you return home to ensure your shoes are ready for your next adventure!

 

 


Watch the last ten minutes of my first episode of Travel Fashion Talk to see the first four sandals up close as I review each one.

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