The 7 Best Shoes for Travel: Sneakers, Boots & More Shoes to Buy for Your Next Adventure

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Finding the perfect travel shoes comes with its own set of challenges, especially if you don’t know what you’re looking for. Having too many options can be just as overwhelming as not having enough options, but when looking for the right travel shoe, your decision should be based on what kind of traveling you’ll be doing (in a car, plane, train, bus or maybe even walking), how long you plan to wear the shoes and how much you can afford to spend.



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Memorial Day weekend marked the biggest travel date on record, but summer travel is just getting started. To put you on the right foot, we rounded up a list of comfortable and durable shoes that will keep your feet and soles protected for a comfortable travel experience. The shoe roster was selected based on customer reviews and personal recommendations available in men’s sizes and women’s sizes.

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Allbirds Women’s Tree Runner Go

A versatile, everyday shoe for travel and daily wear. Allbirds Trea Runner Go is an exceptionally comfortable shoe — a plus if you’re hitting the airport, train station or other means of travel, but also if you deal with back pain (like myself) and need a comfortable, walking shoe.

According to Allbirds, the Trea Runner “brings the forrest to your feet” wby way of Tencel Lyocell tree fiber material, which is derived fro 50% less carbon emissions and water consumption compared to similar fabrics, according to All Birds. The Tree Runner comes in several colors including black, white, deep navy and medium gray. (shop men’s sizes here).


Nike Phoenix Waffle



30% off

You can always depend on a pair of Nike’s to get you from point A to B. From AirMax to Air Presto, Nike Blazer, Nike Waffle, Air Jordans and Nike Dunk Lows, the sneaker giant offers a huge selection of travel-ready sneakers and comfortable apparel. The Waffle’s cushiony midsole makes it suitable for airport runs and other excursions. Nike’s Phoenix Waffle shoe pictured above is available in multiple colors including purple/black, white/black, white/ivory, black/smoke grey and blue/white. Save up to 30% off select sizes at Nike. Shop more Nike Waffle styles here.


Crocs Classic Clog



25% off

Crocs are the MVP of travel shoes, and one of the most affordable options on our list. The Classic Crocs is perfectly acceptable for airports, road trips and more. Shopping for vacation Crocs? Click here for a selection of summer styles.


Asics Gel Venture 8



22% off

If you’re looking for a comfortable travel sneaker under $60, try the Asics Gel-Venture 8. Suitable for travel, running, hiking and walking, the Gel-Venture provides built-in support with a durable outsole and traction pattern.

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Cariuma Green Canvas Low Top Sneakers


No matter where you’re next excursion takes you, Cariuma sneakers will get you there, comfortably and in style. These eco-conscious, sneaker is available in canvas, leather and suede, in a range of colors including black, white, blue, red, green, brown and different patterns. Cariuma comes in hi-top or low-top styles and feature vegan insoles made from organic momona oil and cork. They’re also easy to slip on and off (which will come in handy if you have to take your shoes off to go through airport security).


Adidas Ultraboost 1.0 Women’s Sneakers



54% off

Adidas Ultraboost is a comfortable travel sneaker that you can wear on a plane, train or automobile. The shoe features a soft knit upper that offers ventilation for your feet and a comfortable midsole making it easy to wear them for hours at a time. Ultraboost are available in a range of colors and iterations here.


Everlane The Chelsea Boot



70% off

If you want something more formal than a sneaker, Everlane’s Chelsea Boot can withstand long-wear activities such as traveling. With a cushioned insole, elastic side panels and a pull tab, the stylish shoe can take on different kinds of weather, these shoes get high marks on the scale of versatility. Blundstone is another boot option available in men’s and women’s sizes and made from premium, water-resistant suede with leather and synthetic lining. And we can’t forget about Dr. Martens, for travel.

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