Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The 4 Essential Shoes You Need To Pack for Vacation

The 4 Essential Shoes You Need To Pack for Vacation
When packing for a vacation, picking out which shoes to bring along always poses a challenge. You don't want to bring too many pairs since they're bulky, heavy, and hard to find room for in a suitcase that's already close to being full. If you're trying to narrow down your selection of vacation-ready footwear, it's important to think about versatility, comfort, and (of course) fashion! In fact, shoes are the first thing I normally decide upon when I pack. I typically choose 3-4 pairs and then plan my outfits around those. Check out these four essential shoe styles to take with you on your next vacation.

The 4 Essential Shoes You Need To Pack for Vacation
Tennis Shoes
Today's tennis shoes come in so many stylish designs that it's easy to make them a part of your vacation attire. Whether you're going on a walking tour or you want something ultra-comfortable for wearing on a plane, casual tennis shoes are a smart choice for travel. Remember, the athleisure trend is still going strong! Try to find a pair that works with lots of different outfits, whether it's a T-shirt and jeans, a cute jumpsuit or an airy sundress. If you plan to work out during your trip or enjoy some outdoor adventures like hiking or camping, opt for something a bit sportier.
If the weather is cooler at the locale where I am headed, I always bring a pair of leather boots. On your next trip, you could even think about bringing along a pair of leather cowboy boots from a trusted brand like Ariat. This is a versatile shoe style since you can dress them up or down as needed depending on the occasion. Quality cowboy boots have excellent support for all-day wear. Be sure to break in a pair of leather cowboy boots before departing for your trip so they'll already be customized to your feet. Since they're so comfortable to wear, cowboy boots are the perfect pick for destinations where you'll be walking a lot.
The 4 Essential Shoes You Need To Pack for Vacation
Are you going somewhere warm? Then sandals are a must-have accessory for your suitcase. You'll want to wear these to stay cool on hot days and add a fun accent to your outfit. Flat sandals are a great choice since their lightweight and slim design makes them much easier to pack. You might even be able to fit an extra pair in! Avoid flip flops that offer sub-par support and don't stay on snugly. Instead, choose a sandal style with a back strap that helps keep the shoes perfectly in place while you're out and about. Though you want an overall flat style, be sure the sandals you select have a supportive footbed as that is the most important feature to help absorb shock as you walk.
High heels are some of the hardest shoes to pack. If you anticipate a few dressy occasions on your travel agenda, pack a pair of stylish flats instead, but make sure they have adequate padding and support. Many flats have little to no arch support or padding. Pointed-toe flats can be a great alternative to heels or wedges when you travel, but they take up much less space in your bag. Plus, they'll be more comfortable if you'll be wearing them for an extended period of time. The last thing you want is sore feet or legs in the middle of an important trip, so keep the stilettos at home and bring along pretty flats instead.

With these four shoe styles, you should have enough options to provide fashionable footwear choices for any activity on your travel agenda. Be sure to bring these essential shoes along on your next trip.


  1. Definitely my biggest packing challenge. Laura I’m so bad, this summer on our weeks vacation I took 16 pairs! Thank goodness we were driving and I didn’t have to take em on a plane, lol. Great choices and have a super day!

  2. I have just come back from three months aboard and honestly I really could have really done with it! I think I packed two pairs of really impractical shoes and one pair of sandals.. I've had to do a lot of shopping haha. if only I had read this before jetting off!

    Amy x Wandering Everywhere