Summer travel calls for comfortable and versatile footwear that can keep up with adventures anywhere. Whether you’re strolling along beaches or exploring city streets, having the right shoes can make all the difference. Here are the 10 best shoes for summer travel that will ensure you stay stylish and comfortable throughout your journey!
If you’re planning on doing a lot of walking or exploring cities, a comfortable pair of sneakers is a must. The Reebok Club C Sneakers offer both trendy and timeless and offer excellent support for all-day wear. These are perfect for all day wear up to 8 miles. As a bonus, the can flatten down to be small in your suitcase! The trendy and comfy Nike Daybreak combines comfort and style with its retro-inspired design. This sneaker is ultra supportive and can be seen all around the U.S and Europe for summer 2023.
For the best cushioning and arch support for long city walking, hiking, or Disney park days, I’ll never travel without the Adidas Ultraboost 22. These offer the best arch support of any shoe I’ve ever tried. I’ve walked up to 13 miles a day in these and could go even further! I loved them so much I own them in three colors. The only downfall is their bulky size, so these definitely need to be the shoe you wear on the airplane to save space.
Everyone needs good go-to casual slip on sandals! These White Mountain Birkenstock dupes are the epitome of laid-back summer style. While regular Birkenstock sandals are a summer staple around the world, the White Mountain versions found on amazon are a great cheaper dupe. I’ve worn them to walk up to 6 miles and had no blisters! They do offer a little bit of arch support and come in a variety of colors.
The braided flat sandal adds a chic to your casual summer shorts outfit while also easily pairing with swimsuits or sundresses. The best part? They’ll match everything and they’re so thin they’ll add no space to your suitcase. And though the Dream Pairs espadrilles do have a tiny wedge heel, it’s barely enough to notice and really helps to give extra arch support. I’ve worn these on 6 mile days and had no issues or blisters! I love them so much I own them in both black and navy to match everything.
Some of the most fun moments on vacation can be dressing up for a memorable evening out. For those special nights, dressy sandals can elevate your look while keeping you cool and comfortable. The braided leather-like sandal exudes sophistication and features criss-cross straps for added stability. Dress these up with a little black dress or white linen pants and silk black tank top or dress them down the next day with a swimsuit and sarong.
If you prefer a small heel but need it to be comfortable and walkable, the heel strapped sandals offer great support and a seamless look – especially in the nude color! Stay away from pointy or narrow heels if you’re traveling through Europe. Chunky heels like these will be your best option. If you prefer a two strap sandal with a tiny heel, the low heeled mule slide sandals provide a chic and comfortable choice perfect for the all-inclusive resort in Mexico or dinner out in the Amalfi Coast.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t stand walking around barefoot in hotel rooms or vacation rentals! It’s probably something to do with icky carpet and the feeling of tracked in sand from a beach day. Whether at home or traveling, indulge in the ultimate cool comfort with these adorable floral summer slippers. Crafted with soft materials and featuring a supportive sole, these slippers are perfect for lounging around your hotel room or even making a run down to the coffee shop or lobby in your resort. If you prefer additional cushioning, consider the memory foam open toe slippers for extra coziness with no added heat to your feet.
While water shoes don’t look the coolest, it’s impossible to look cool if you’re hobbling around on pebble beaches or hot sand that hurts your feet! For those beach days and water activities, these tan water shoes are a fantastic choice. Why tan? Because in the water they blend in with the rest of your leg instead of standing out in every photo. (How do I know? Because every beach photo in Capri and the Amalfi Coast last year showed my bright white water shoes shining though! Not the look I was going for.) They’re great because they offer a protective and slip-resistant sole, ensuring you can navigate slippery surfaces with ease.
If you’re going somewhere tropical or have a day where you’re in and out of the water the Teva Original Quick-Drying Sandal are a classic option, combining comfort, durability, and excellent traction for your water-side adventures. They’re perfect for adventuring through Costa Rica, going kayaking, or camping.