We don't join tour groups whenever we travel because we want total control of where we go and how long we stay. We want to take our time exploring a new city, so without a doubt, our trips involve a loooooooot of walking (to the point of injury, hahaha!). We make sure we always wear comfortable, sturdy shoes. And finding a balance between comfort and fashion is key when searching for travel footwear. Soooo... it's about time we share the best travel shoes we have tried and tested.
1. Tretorn Nylite Canvas
Our ultimate favoriteeeeeee! Tretorn is our go-to travel shoes because of the OrthoLite insole so it is perfect for long walks. Plus, the versatile all-white looks good with any outfit!
2. Havaianas Flip Flops
We usually wear flip-flops on beach trips... and indoors since we don’t like walking barefoot. Havaianas is our go-to pair because the rubber is soft but the sole is firm enough to give support. We love that the strap doesn’t give us blisters! We have tried flip-flops with straps that irritate our skin, especially in between our toes.
3. Teva Terra-Float Nova Lux Sandals
To be honest, I didn’t want to try Teva at first because I thought they had limited designs. But when I checked their website, I found out that they actually have a lot of designs to choose from (they even have boots and sneakers). I got the Terra-Float Nova Lux and I loooove it! It is EXTREMELY light, comfy and durable for adventures—thanks to the featherweight comfort of FloatLite™ technology. In fact, when I got home, my mom tried it and wanted to steal it from me. Haha!
4. Nike Free Flyknit 5.0
I don’t think all Nike shoes are comfy, but Jay has been using Nike Free Flyknit and it is now his alternative go-to travel shoes. The insole is soft, and the material is “breathable.” Super light too!
5. Clarks Sandals
Okay, this was also a brand that I didn’t want to try at first because I associated Clarks as shoes for the older generation. But my uncle gave me a pair that looked stylish so I decided to give it a try, and it is now one of the most comfortable shoes I have. Perfect pair when I want to dress up and look girly during trips!
6. New Balance Sneakers
Jay's "best buy" because New Balance is comfy AND we bought it at 40% off! Woohoo! His only issue is that the colors are a bit “loud” so it doesn’t match all his outfits when traveling. Good thing his best friend gave him a pair that has a more neutral color so yay, thank you Draco! :p
Yosi Samra is comfortable and easy to pack (because you can fold it). BUT before you use it for long walks, make sure you “break in” it first.
8. Soludos Espadrilles
Soludos Espadrilles is really light to pack since it is made of canvas. Aaand the designs are so cute and stylish!!! Personally, I don’t mind walking in them the whole day. But according to Jay, Soludos is great for short walks around cities, but it can’t replace the comfort of shoes with OrthoLite insoles.
Some of the shoe brands that we’ve tried but comfort level is ZERO:
2. Zara Loafers and Sneakers
3. F21 Boots – When it rains, expect your socks to get wet!
4. H&M Flats – I still own a pair but I only use it in Manila (for chill days that don’t involve a lot of walking) because the insole is too thin.
5. Fred Perry Sneakers
Shoes that look comfy, but we haven't tried them yet:
1. Adidas Ultra Boost
2. Tods Loafers
3. Converse Chuck Taylor Lunarlon
4. Cocorose Ballet Flats
5. Cole Haan Shoes - Because of their "Grand.OS Technology"