Most women understand that it’s not cool to be walking around European cities in big, clunky white sneakers, which is why they love my suggestions for comfy, closed toe walking shoes. But what about sandals? What type of sandals should you pack for your trip that are practical and comfortable, but not boring?
Here are some guidelines to on what to look for, plus a look at some of the latest comfortable walking sandals for women in stores right now.
The best walking sandals for travel need to be:
- Comfortable – They shouldn’t pinch at toe or the sides of the shoe and they should have a cushioned, comfy footbed
- Lightweight and Airy – To keep your feet feeling energized and fresh
- Water resistant – Wet, cold feet can ruin your trip.
- Neutral or a fun color- stay way from pure white which gets dirty easily in sooty European streets
- Sturdy – Make sure they can withstand a lot of wear and tear
- Good for walking on cobblestones, grass, rocks, sand and historical ruins. A strong sole is a must.
- Straps at the ankle or across the middle of the foot help hold the foot in place to you don’t twist your ankle
- Practical, stylish and works for night and day outfits.
- Easy to slip on and off – especially important at airport security checks
- Compact, streamlined and flexible for packing
1. Modern Metallic
2. Dressy Wedge Sandal
Sometimes you want a bit of height, but you want the comfort too. So try the Kayla Wedge Sandal by NAOT. With a 1-1/2 inch wedge heel and comfortable sole, this shoe is both chic and easy to wear. (It comes in black too!) One of the stylish sandals for travel, this is the perfect shoe if your travels involve a dressy occasion where you’ll be on your feet.
3. Comfort Sandal
The Teva Original Universal is modern and lightweight. These are good walking sandals for travel because they have an adjustable strap for fantastic fit and durable rubber sole for comfort and wearability.
4. Slide Sandal
I just had to slip these white wedge slide sandal from Clarks in to my list. White shoes are HOT this summer! Gals are wearing them with everything from shorts to dresses to pants. These give you on-trend styling with the comfort of a quality shoe. Read the rave reviews.
5. Nice Neutral
These toggle strap sandal from BZEES get rave reviews for being comfortable and great for walking. If comfort is your chief concern, then these may be the sandals for you.
6. Cleverly Disguised Orthopedic Comfort
This bestselling Sanaa walking sandal perfectly supports and cushions your foot with every step. The unique rocker sole reduces stress on your knees and joints. They’re also cute to boot!
7. Sporty Chic Comfort
These cross strap sandals incorporate Naturalizer’s N5 Comfort Technology. What the heck is that, you ask? In a nutshell, it means extra cushioning to absorb shock, breathable lining so your feet don’t get hot and sweaty, a balanced fit designed for stability, fewer pressure points, and lightweight materials for easier walking.
A shoe designed for comfort and in a pretty shade of pink (they come in other colors too), what more could you ask for?
8. Comfort and Style
The picture of these flat ankle strap sandals from OTBT don’t do them justice. The gold in these brown/gold sandals is muted and neutral and the ankle strap gives you support without ‘cutting’ your leg line.
These sandals aren’t just a pretty face – or foot – (LOL!) though. A contoured footbed that supports the natural curve of your foot makes them comfy too.
9. Great for Wider Feet
I was drawn to the cute red straps on these ‘Damara’ sandal from ECCO. Wouldn’t they look amazing with white or blue jeans or a pair of casual capris?
These shoes are especially good for gals with wider feet.
10. Chic Two-Tone
I adore Naot shoes. This brand consistently makes comfortable walking shoes and sandals and their ‘Sabrina’ sandal is no exception.
I especially like the black and tan combination of these for summer. They’ll look great with a casual LBD.
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