Fall is coming, which means cooler temperatures are just around the corner. Unfortunately, fall can be a difficult season for packing because weather varies from coast to coast and north to south, so how can you be sure you’re covered? I like to travel with no more than 4 pairs at a time (with one of those being the pair on my feet), so I have a steady stream of shoes I can choose from each season. Here are the 7 best travel shoes for walking you need to have to make packing a breeze.
7 Best Travel Shoes to Pack for Your Fall Vacations
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1. A classic, comfortable walking shoe
Yes, Vans Authentic shoes are firmly rooted in the California surf culture, but they can be found on everyone from school girls to celebrities, which is probably part of their appeal. They’re also very comfortable and versatile. You have to love a comfortable travel shoe that can go with everything, and this one comes in numerous colors and textures, but I’m partial to these black shoes.
2. A sturdy pair of comfortable walking boots
What I love about these tall travel boots is that they go with anything. You can wear them with leggings, jeans, or a skirt and they look cute. They can be casual or dressy, which makes them perfect to bring along for any fall trip. Love these Ariat Carden H20 Boots! (P.S. They’re waterproof!)
3. Easy to pack shoes
I’m always looking for easy to pack foldable shoes, and the Yosi Samra ballet slipper does not disappoint. I can throw them in my carry on, or fit multiple pairs in my luggage. They don’t have a ton of support, but they are a pretty comfortable shoe (and they’re cute too)!
4. A multi-purpose exercise shoe
On a lot of trips I’m finding I spend a fair amount of time hiking and walking, so I had to find a pair of shoes that works for both. Enter the adidas Outdoor Terrex Swift R2 GTX. These waterproof walking shoes are perfect for trails and comfortable for walking cobblestone streets too. Since they are waterproof, I don’t have to pack two pairs of shoes. I call that a win!
It can be difficult to find a pair of cute and comfortable ballet shoes, but I think the Comfortiva Maloree flats are exactly that. The best part is they have a Pillowtop® memory foam footbed making them super supportive!
6. The perfect comfortable short boot
Call it a bootie, call it a boot, I don’t care what you call it, I’m a fan. It you’re looking for fall boots that are practical, try the UGG Hazel. These comfortable walking boots look great with everything. They’re warm, they’re waterproof, and you will never want to take them off.
7. A stylish pair of driving shoes
Nothing says amazing like a beautiful pair of red shoes! These Malena loafers from Born are not only stylish, they will cradle your foot right out of the box.
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