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The more I travel the easier it becomes to pack lightly. Even though selecting clothes comes easily, I still struggle with footwear. I always bring a pair of womens casual sneakers, which tend to be the bulkiest of my shoes. In order to save space, I try and select a sneaker that is both stylish and comfortable, and that works for more than one activity.
From luxury to mainstream, womens casual sneakers are everywhere this season and we have on-trend styles that you’ll want to shop now!
Travel-Friendly Women’s Casual Sneakers
Casual sneakers are perfect for travel, and there are a few reasons why we love them.
They are mixed weather friendly
No matter if you’re traveling to cold or warm climates, casual fashion sneakers will do your travel wardrobe justice. You can heat up your sneakers with a thicker sock to keep your feet snuggled under the warmth of your pants.
Or if you’re headed to a sunny tropical climate, you can opt for discrete sneaker socks that are just thin enough to keep your foot from rubbing against the shoe while remaining breezy.
They’re easy to clean
So you wore your sneakers through the park and they got a little dirty? No problem. Use a soft cloth to wipe away any surface dirt, gently rub them with warm water and soap, rinse, and voila! Throw them in a sunny spot while you do your other can-never-be-as-great-as-your- sneaker shoes and they’ll dry in no time.
If you’re reading this far enough in advance, you can even take preventative measures to keep your fashion sneakers looking fly. Before your trip, treat them with a stain and water repellent to protect them from the adventures ahead.
They will not take up half of your carry-on
Although it’s likely you’ll want to have these cute and comfortable sneakers on your feet 24/7… in the rare case that you want to pack them into your luggage, they’ll take up almost no space.
Smush them one on top of the other so the heels are touching to ensure a tight squeeze while protecting the rest of your clothes from street dirt. Packing cubes make the perfect shoe bags to protect your luggage from dirty shoes. You can also use shoe bags like these to keep your belongings clean.
Learn our hacks with packing cubes in this video!
Here’s what are our readers rated as the best travel friendly sneakers:
- Skechers Go Walk 4 Comfortable Sneakers
- Superga 2750 Cotu Canvas Trainers
- Superga Cotu Fashion Sneaker
- Taos Footwear Star Fashion Comfy Sneaker
- Adidas Baseline Sneaker
- SeaVees Fashion Sneaker
- Ecco Soft 7 Sneaker
- Onitsuka Fashion Sneaker
- Keds Original Sneaker
- Vans Classic Slip On
- Converse Chuck Taylor Casual Shoe
Below is our list of casual sneakers for women that are sure to keep you stylish all throughout your travels this season.
Not only is Skechers popular among women for travel, but it’s also adored by our readers as well! These sneakers are light, comfortable enough for daily use and could even be worn on casual hikes.
Pair with cropped black skinny jeans, a leather bomber and a white t-shirt for a daytime Euro-chic vibe.
The simple yet classic silhouette of the Superga sneaker makes it a versatile option for female travelers. With it may not be ideal for more rigorous, all-day walking, it’s a stylish choice for casual day wear out and about.
The Cotu canvas trainer comes in a wide variety of shades and prints – even a cute snakeskin option – love it! That’s one of the great things about sneakers in general. With a wide variety of prints and colors to choose from, it’s easy to find the pair that matches your personality and style the best. The options are endless.
For this specific style, we recommend pairing it with a simple, solid-toned shirtdress so that the bold print of the shoes can really pop out. We love this piece from Express!
Similar to the Vans slip-on, the Superga Cotu fashion sneaker is a classic and hassle-free option to flaunt this season. These are once again more suited for casual walks out and about rather than all-day sightseeing, so make sure to keep their usage on the relaxed side.
For an ultra feminine daytime look, pair with a pretty chiffon midi skirt and a breezy knit tank tucked in. For something a bit more casual, wear with a denim mini skirt, a solid toned t-shirt and a crossbody purse.
And if you’re looking to add some extra comfort to these shoes, gel insoles and no-show socks can be a huge help!
These shoes from reader-approved brand Taos bring together the classic look of its traditional slip on style with the functional elements of a sneaker. The final result is stylish, comfortable and lightweight – elements that make this shoe very travel friendly!
The Taos Star casual sneaker is available in a wide variety of colors and prints, with one of our favorites being this charcoal washed canvas.
Pair with chambray ankle pants, a casual white blouse and a cognac crossbody purse for your next sunny outing in style.
It’s hard to go wrong with a classic pair of Adidas. These name brand sneakers are ultra versatile and will add a stylish hint of athleisure to any look they’re paired with.
For updated city style, pair with a structured coat in the cold weather or ankle jeans when it’s warm.
The classic appearance of the 06/67 Monterey Standard fashion sneaker makes it a fantastic staple for casual wear, working well with garments such as jeans, shorts and sun dresses. Pair with cropped black jeans and a striped black & white shirt to make the red shade of these sneakers pop.
Our readers find that they’re more suited for a relaxed day walking around town as opposed to lengthy excursions.
The Soft 7 is a lightweight fashion sneaker that’s both comfortable and durable. Shaped from smooth leather, the cushioned insole keeps feet moving all day, while stylish lace-ups and a sleek silhouette makes them an easy, versatile option for the style conscious traveler.
We could see these going perfectly with a casual jersey dress and a cute crossbody bag! If you wear them with jeans, make sure they’re hemmed to fit to avoid a slouchy appearance.
These sporty chic sneakers are stylish enough to work in both active and casual outfits alike, meaning more luggage space if you’re planning on doing some light hiking or exercise during your travels. The Mexico 66 fashion sneaker by Onitsuka is lightweight, easy to pack and great for plenty of sightseeing!
For a casual day look, pair with denim shorts, a loose knit sweater tucked in and some cute sunglasses. For a look that can take you straight from the hotel gym to lunch, pair with black leggings, a stylish active top that’s longer in the back (we love this piece from Zella) and a lightweight leather jacket to layer with.
A pair of Keds is a perfect staple for daily casual wear, with a breathable canvas upper and a classic silhouette that’ll always stay in style.
Pair with some ankle jeans, a loose t-shirt and a navy green utility jacket for a stylishly undone appearance on your travels.
This California classic is an easy staple for your next getaway. With a padded collar and hassle-free, slip-on design, these Vans sneakers for women are perfect for travel and versatile enough to be thrown into a wide array of casual outfits.
One easy look? Pair with fitted boyfriend jeans and a crisp v-neck for a simple yet put together daytime ensemble.
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The Shoreline Slip by Converse gives you the appearance of the classic sneaker while providing the comfort and ease of a slip-on shoe. Our readers also love them, finding the Shoreline to be both lightweight and packable!
Pair with a casual sundress the next time you find yourself out exploring a new city or want to have an easygoing, feminine getup.
Alternatively, the classic Chuck Taylor in leather is timeless and weatherproof!
Womens casual sneakers are practical footwear for most destinations, but that doesn’t mean that they have to be unattractive. Look for styles that work for the types of activities you have planned while still reflecting your personal style.
Do you have any new styles to recommend? Please comment below!
For cute comfortable shoes for travel, please read:
- Stylish Women’s Espadrilles for Summer Travel
- What Travel Shoes should I pack for a Round-the-World Trip?
- 10 Cute and Comfortable Ballets Flats for Travel
- 20 Comfortable and Cute Walking Shoes for Travel
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