These Shoes are Made for Walking: The Best Shoes to Travel in this Holiday

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We all love heading out to see our friends and family for the holidays, but it’s also one of the hardest times of year to travel, especially if you’re flying long distances or have multiple lay-overs. It’s easy enough to pack everything you need to look great once you arrive at your destination, but what most of us forget about is finding the perfect outfit to actually travel in. We need comfort, but don’t want to look like a bum. We want to look fashionable, but not like we went all out just to sit on a plane for 10 hours. And, as all shoe addicts know, the first thing to consider when putting together any outfit is, of course: your shoes! So here are a few suggestions for cute, warm and comfortable travelling shoes that will help you get where you’re going on time, feeling fresh and looking great.

1. Slip-ons:

Minnetonka Women's The Ultimate Sheepskin Slipper - Womens ShoesEMU Australia Women's Jolie Slip-On - Womens Shoes
One of the biggest hassles about flying is having to take your shoes on and off while going through security. Also, if you’re on a long flight, it’s great to be able to easily slip your shoes on and off without having to disturb your seatmate. If you have a lengthy flight ahead or are planning to go through security multiple times, slip-ons are great to wear to the airport or throw in a carry-on to change into before you board the plane. Pair some of these looks with stretchy skinnies or straight leg jeans, a soft T-shirt, a long comfy cardigan, or a soft blazer with a hoodie underneath.

2. Anything That is Basically a Slipper Disguised as a Real Shoe:

Woolrich Women's Hawthorn Moccasin,Ruby Knit,X-Large/9.5-10 M US - Womens Shoes Manitobah Mukluks 20266 Moccasin - Womens Shoes Koolaburra Women's Sonora Boot - Womens Shoes
We all love this type of shoe for the comfort factor. When you travel, though, you have make sure that the soles of the shoe are actually made to wear outdoors and are sturdy enough to do some fast-paced walking if need be. You don’t want your shoes making it harder to get through the airport. Aside from that, any of these options would be the perfect shoe for a short flight where you don’t plan on taking your shoes off and don’t have anywhere too formal to go once you arrive at your destination. You can dress these up or down, depending on your needs. Go all-out comfy and wear them with sweats or leggings, a big sweatshirt and a soft scarf. Or do a cool casual look and pair them with skinny jeans or drop crotch slacks, a white-T, some shades and a motorcycle jacket.

3. Soft Flats

Wanted Shoes Women's Glitter Ballerina Flat - Womens ShoesALL BLACK Women's Diamond Quilt Ballet Flat - Womens ShoesWild Diva Women's Sweety-39 Ballet Flat - Womens Shoes
Flats are awesome for traveling and can often feel like you have nothing on, but make sure that the material is soft enough to keep your feet comfortable for an extended period of time. A lot of leather flats are comfortable for the first couple hours but then inevitably wreak havoc on your feet for the next five hours of your trip. If you want to wear leather flats when you travel, make sure the leather is very supple. Or just play it safe and go with soft fabric flats. Wear them with anything from wide leg jeans to leggings.

4. Walking Shoes

Gentle Souls Women's Cree Boot - Womens ShoesJ75 by JUMP Women's Fender-W2 Sneaker - Womens ShoesCamper Women's 46446-006 Ankle Boot - Womens Shoes
If you are going to be doing some major traveling, or if you just want to ensure the comfort of your feet for the entire journey, the safest thing to do is opt for walking shoes. Most women shy away from sneakers because they don’t want to look like they just left the gym, but there are plenty of shoes designed with walking in mind that can be super cute, as well. Try some cool kicks and wear them as you would soft boots or slip-ons. Or try a fitted boot in a line made for comfort, like Camper or Gentle Souls.

  • Winter Walking
    Shoe Studs, Men's, Size 15+, Material Rubber, Black, 1 Pair
    $87.04  from Grainger
  • Winter Walking
    Shoe Studs, Men's, Size 14+, Material Rubber, Black, 1 Pair
    $99.60  from Grainger
  • Winter Walking
    Shoe Studs, Men's, Size 14+, Material Rubber, Black, 1 Pair
    $99.91  from Grainger
  • Winter Walking
    Shoe Studs, Men's, Size 14+, Material TPU, Gray, 1 Pair
    $32.75  from Grainger
  • Skechers
    Put your best foot forward wearing the super soft and incredibly flexible Skechers Go Walk 2 Hypo walking shoes. The upper wraps your feet in a smooth woven fabric that provides smooth comfort whether you decide to wear them with or without socks. Under your feet, V-Stride technology provides a uniquely angled outsole to complement your natural walking gait and promote better fluidity. Upper: FitKnit lightweight woven fabric provides stability. Ventilation panels offer breathability. Quick-Fit Portal on heel provides easy on, easy off convenience. Midsole: Integrated OrthoLite anti-microbial sockliner helps inhibit odor and prevent slippage. Resalyte midsole is a propriety lightweight injection-molded compound with memory retention to help absorb impact. Outsole: V-Stride technology features unique angled outsole that complements a natural walking gait and promotes fluid transitions. Independent circular GOimpulse sensors offer flexibility and feedback for a more responsive walking experience. A multi-directional traction motif helps enhance footing control.
    $44.95  from Holabird Sports
  • New Balance
    Stability. Updating the 927, this mesh version of New Balance's 928 has been developed for increased breathability and all day comfort. This industry-leading motion control walking shoe is a perfect choice for those seeking maximum stability. Featuring RollBar Graphite, the 928 provides enhanced motion control. Rounded out with ABZORB SBS in the heel for exceptional shock absorption, this walker is in a comfort class of its own. Upper: Combination mesh and full grain leather upper provides natural comfort, excellent durability and increased breathability. Padded mesh tongue and heel collar provide maximum breathability. Lightning Dry fabric lining in the heel collar provides incredible moisture transfer. Padded heel collar and tongue provides increased comfort. Phantom Liner provides a seamless and irritation free shoe environment for maximum comfort. Antimicrobial treatment keeps your shoes smelling fresh. Midsole: ABZORB SBS in the heel is an engineered non-cellular elastomer designed to provide optimal shock absorption and no compression set. Lightweight compression molded C-CAP is the standard EVA midsole compound providing cushioning, flexibility and support. ABZORB in forefoot provides maximum shock absorption. A combination of DuPont Engage, Isoprene rubber and proprietary materials provides the ultimate ride. RollBar Graphite is a graphite posting system that provides exceptional rearfoot stability minimizing rearfoot movement. (supination and pronation) When combined with TS2, you get the ultimate in motion control support. Removable premium EVA insole with an antimicrobial treatment to reduce odor. Strobel Lasted SL-2 with a standard heel width, high instep height, deep toe box depth and a wide forefoot width that is ideal for walking. Outsole: Non-marking, lightweight rubber outsole with a Walking Strike Path stabilizes the foot through the walking gait cycle. Ndurance rubber compound in the heel provides maximum durability in high wear areas. Special Note: Medicare/HCPCS Code = A5500 Diabetic Shoes
    $109.95  from Holabird Sports

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