It is time to pack for your trip! Whether you are trying to pack for a trip around the world, a hiking trip, a Caribbean cruise, or a trek around Europe, finding the right shoes
It is time to pack for your trip! Whether you are trying to pack for a trip around the world, a hiking trip, a Caribbean cruise, or a trek around Europe, finding the right shoes can be confusing. You hunt for the right Birkenstock on sale or try to find the trendiest sneakers this year at the local mall. So what do you need to know about traveling shoes?
Before you choose your shoes, they need to be durable. But which sandals are good for your feet? Sandals need to provide the right amount of support. If you feel pain when you are wearing them, then select different shoes.
If you plan to do a lot of walking, hiking, or running on your trip, choose a comfortable shoe. Brands like Adidas, Nike, and Birkenstock all have multi-terrain shoes with an incredible amount of comfort for any terrain.
Sometimes travelers want to skimp on their footwear. While you don’t need to spend a fortune to buy quality shoes, be sure that you are buying a brand that you trust. Why? Many inexpensive generic shoes are made of inferior materials that quickly crack and tear after minimal use. And yes, if you don’t plan to walk or run much, you might be able to get away with less expensive shoes for a one-day trip. However, any longer than that and you will find that foot pain will take some of the fun out of your vacationing. Protect your feet with affordable, but quality, shoes.
Sometimes trends like gargantuan high heels, super strappy sandals, or comfy boots seem like a fun option for a trip. However, think practically. Do you need waterproof footwear? Are you going to be running or hiking? Remember that in most cases you want to pack lightly. Choose shoes that can do double duty. For example, many sneakers are great for running, walking, and sightseeing. Some sandals look great with evening wear, and finding the right boots that are both trendy and practical is not too difficult if you shop online.
Sometimes you just want to wear a shoe that is fun! Brands like Crocs, Birkenstock, and Ipanema have fun sandals and footwear that just scream “vacation!” They come in a wonderful array of styles, colors, and materials perfect for checking out the museum, dancing under the moonlight, or taking in some sun by the ocean.
When on vacation check out the street bazaars, local shops, and regional vendors. You will encounter incredible handmade shoes for extremely low prices. While these shoes are often more decorative than practical, what better way to remember wonderful vacation memories than slipping on a pair of sandals from your travels? Buying local shoes not only gives you a wonderful keepsake but it helps support local economies. Try to purchase a few pairs of shoes for your family to help support the vendor. Or buy two pairs for yourself to help the shoes last just a little longer when you head home.