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Looking for a fun, feminine, and comfortable heel? Wedges are the perfect option! They’re the ideal travel alternative for heels in the summer.
Wedges provide more arch support than flat shoes so not only do you get to have pretty shoes but they’ll also add additional comfort, too. Wear these comfortable wedges abroad and at home, too!
Comfortable Wedges for Travel
Written By: Sydney Woolery
When it comes to shoes and travel, it’s no surprise that function is often weighed more heavily than fashion. A wide variety of comfort brands have been expanding their selections to provide more style-conscious products for the style-conscious traveler. This means the ever-so-common fight between cute shoes and happy feet no longer has to be an issue!
One particular item that has dominated the comfort brand realm and has resurged in popularity this season is the classic wedge sandal. Wedges are a great travel option because they tend to be sturdier than heels but can easily be just as stylish.
Start by reading these guides on choosing comfortable shoes for travel:
- 10 Steps to Packing the Best Travel Shoes
- What are the most comfortable shoes?
- Where to Shop for Comfort Shoes
- Travel with Comfy Heels. What are the Best Styles?
- Most Comfortable Ballet Flats For Travel
Comfortable wedges are a fantastic option that can withstand cobblestones in Europe, provide thick levels of support, and offer female travelers a chic heel option without having to sacrifice comfort, style, or even luggage space.
In fact, as soon as the sun comes out in Paris, so do the wedges (and they were everywhere in Rome too). If you want to add a bit of heel on your summer vacation, wedges are a great choice!
Check out our curated list of travel-friendly, fashionable, comfortable wedges below:
When cute and functional combine, you’ve got yourself the Lucy Wedge pump from Gentle Souls. While their stylish appearance makes them look like something you could easily wear while walking down the streets of Milan, patented technology within the shoe keeps its cushioning soft and supportive.
The Petrina Selma is an absolute stunner, perched atop pretty espadrille details and decorated with a trendy yet subtle design. We’re in love with their beautiful neutral colors such as blue or the above nutmeg but they also have a vibrant shade of coral, which would be perfect for a destination such as a resort getaway or aboard a tropical cruise.
TFG: My mom bought these in the sand color and they felt cushion soft! She said they were perfect for walking on cobblestone streets in Central America. These are definitely TFG Approved!
These Clarks sandals are made with a 100% Leather upper, a rubber sole, and cork wedge heel. We love the light tan nubick color as a classic “nude” shade to be worn with all your summer outfits.
As a major plus, they’re incredibly lightweight. This classic design also comes in white and will certainly last you more than just one season.
These get a TFG thumbs up for lightweight and comfortable wedges!
The next time you whisk yourself off to Sicily, Nice, or any other Mediterranean getaway, don’t forget to bring along some gorgeous espadrille sandals. The Calyspo wedge from Vionic is decorated with a stylish lace-up design and comes equipped with a soft, microfiber-lined EVA footbed for fantastic support.
Vionic is one of our readers’ most loved comfort shoe brands! See the full list here!
With a comfortable microfiber center and a lightweight sole, the Flirt Gladiator sandal is an extremely travel-friendly option to pack. Not to mention, they’re pretty darn cute!
Naot also makes our favorite stylish and cute walking sandals. Take a look!
When a shoe has the durability of an outdoor sandal but also has the appearance of a cute wedge, you know it’s going to be a keeper.
These functional shoes by Teva come equipped with a Durabrasion Rubber outsole that upholds performance and durability. Appearance-wise, the tan shade makes the wedge ultra versatile while its crossover ankle straps are reminiscent of a standard fashion wedge.
See the walking sandal that has a similar look!
For comfort that doesn’t sacrifice class, opt for the Plateau wedge sandal by ECCO. The gorgeous leather and patent lining gives the wedge a dressy appearance while the structure itself is lightweight, comfortable, and hygienic.
ECCO is another brand that offers a balance between comfort and classic sandal styles – read this review here!
With an easy, slim wedge design, the Pernilla wedge by Born is great for fashionistas that want a little bit of added height. Light padding on the footbed keeps things comfortable while the delicate woven straps add a pop of femininity to your look.
The ever-so-stylish Jazmine Mar wedge from UGG is a versatile classic. With a breathable leather lining and Poron®-cushioned footbed, these are an absolute vacation must-have!
These comfortable wedge sandals are adorned with a gorgeous printed heel that’s sure to infuse some cute boho flare into your look. With an Ortholite® footbed and rubber outsole in the mix, the Zia Noble Wedge sandal is another travel-friendly option by Clarks.
While these versatile booties from Vionic could probably work just about anywhere, they would be especially perfect for a day out in the city (you can thank its microfiber-covered EVA footbed for that!) Pair with some killer jeans, a loose tee, and sunglasses for an effortlessly cool appearance.
With a memory foam midsole, lightweight feel, and form-fitting flex panels, the Lily Moon from Gentle Souls is just as functional as it is adorable. These sandals will infuse a gorgeously feminine touch to any look, making them perfect for a trip to just about anywhere.
Coconuts by Matisse
Mixing prints is no easy feat to pull off, but Matisse manages to do so beautifully with the Lucie sandal. Aside from the stylish blend of colors and prints, the cushioned footbed and flexible sole ensure that your feet stay comfortable.
For a stunning evening sandal that you can actually wear all night long, opt for this comfortable wedge from Clarks. With a pretty metallic sheen and a cushioned leather footbed, there’ll be no need for that back-up pair of flats in your purse.
These casual chic sandals have been designed beautifully with a leather upper and lining and a rubber sole. These comfortable wedge sandals come in nine colors and will be the perfect shoe for your travels.
With a pretty selection of colors to choose from and gorgeous laser cut detailing, the Casella sandals are perfect for a summer night out.
It’s hard to believe that a platform wedge as cute as this can actually be considered a “comfort shoe”, but luckily for us, we really can have the best of both worlds! The tan lace-up detailing keeps the wedge versatile and on-trend while a specialized cushioning system allows for all-day wear. Pair with a sundress for a look that is just as breezy as it is comfortable.
For a classic wedge that adds just enough height and support, the Ugg Char in the black snake is to die for! This one tops our shopping list!
Travel Outfit Ideas for Wedges
What are your top picks for comfortable wedges for travel? Please share in the comments!
For more ideas on travel sandals, please read:
- 10 Steps to Packing the Best Travel Shoes for Any Trip
- 11 Beach Sandals for Hot Weather Vacations
- 13 Comfortable Walking Sandals that Don’t Sacrifice Style
- Cute Summer Sandals for Women
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Author Bio: Sydney Woolery is a recent UCLA graduate who loves a good adventure just as much as she does a fabulous dress. Check out her fashion blog at Tokyo Glitter and follow her visual escapades on Instagram – @tokyoglitter.