10 Travel-Perfect Pairs That Won't Hurt Your Feet
You won't feel like chopping your legs off in these!
(SPOT.ph) Traveling is all fun and games until your feet start to feel like they’re about to separate from the rest of your body. Walking over 20,000 steps a day can really butcher your poor little feet—but not when you’re wearing the right shoes. For days when you know you’re going to be on your toes a lot or if you simply want to find a good everyday pair, go for something that’s lightweight with a cushy sole.
Here are 10 comfy pairs that won’t hurt your feet when you're traveling:
Arizona EVA (P2,250) from Birkenstock
Modeled after the classic Birkenstock Arizona sandal, this all-white version is made from soft and flexible EVA material that’s lightweight and waterproof—everything you need to look for when finding the perfect pair for traveling. Fun fact: The footwear brand started out manufacturing and selling flexible footbed insoles all the way back to 1896.
Available at Res Toe Run and Birkenstock branches nationwide.
You – Mantra (P3,890) from Skechers
Love traveling in sneakers but hate dealing with shoelaces? These slip-ons from Skechers are exactly what you need. It features soft stretchable fabric that fits your feet like a sock as well as a cushioned insole, providing comfort for every step. This lightweight sneaker comes in a lovely old-rose color that’ll add a bit of color to your travel OOTDs!
See a list of Skechers stores.
Around Town Lace Knit (P3,895) from Merrell
Merrell started out creating durable hiking shoes in 1981 but the brand has since expanded to designing pairs for trail running, water activities, and even casualwear like these lace-up sneakers. This pair features M Select™ CUSH, the brand’s technology that allows them to create pairs that are lightweight, durable, and comfortable. Plus, its heel is designed to absorb impact and provide stability, keeping the stress away from your feet while helping you keep your balance.
See a list of Merrell stores.
Atlantic Lovell (P6,500) from Vionic
If you’re vertically challenged, a height boost is always welcome—especially if it doesn't have to come from heels. Case in point: Vionic's Atlantic Lovell, a wedge sandal that features an orthotic sole that helps your feet bend more naturally with every step. Not only does it give you an extra 2.5 inches in height, your feet stay comfortable, too!
See a list of Vionic stores.
F-sporty II Lace Up Sneakers – Leather (P6,990) from FitFlop
Yup, FitFlop has sneakers, too! The tita-approved footwear brand is well-loved for their comfortable soles, so if you’re not into their sandals, you might want to give their sneaks a try. Besides, you can never have too many white sneakers! These all-white kicks feature FitFlop’s signature soles that feel like pillows for your feet. Plus, the outsoles feature slip-resistant rubber pods which your clumsy self will thank you for later.
Available at Res Toe Run and FitFlop stores nationwide.
East Coast Mules (P6,450) from Aerosoles
If you always end up looking tired and haggard in your travel photos, it’s probably because: 1) you actually are tired and haggard, and 2) you threw on all your wardrobe basics thinking that would do but just ended up looking lazy. Your choice of footwear can make or break an outfit, which is why these black mules from Aerosoles are a great pick for when you want to look polished during your trip while keeping your feet comfortable throughout the day. They’re stylish and they’re designed with memory foam soles, cushioning your feet with every step. Plus, its perforated design gives your feet room to breathe, making the pair extra comfortable.
See a list of Aerosoles stores.
Charis (P3,990) from Fantasy Sandals
Greek footwear brand Fantasy Sandals is known for their stylish yet comfy pairs. It's easy to slip into these criss-cross slides, especially when you’re in a rush. Plus, the soles act like cushions for your feet, so every step will make you feel like you’re walking on clouds!
Available at Res Toe Run.
StudiøGrand Packable Ballet Flat (P3,060) from Cole Haan
It's always a good idea to have an extra pair of flats with you just in case something goes wrong, like your current pair breaking in the middle of the day or your feet simply giving up on your kicks. These ballet flats from Cole Haan are foldable so you can toss it in any purse with no problem. It features perforated uppers for breathability as well as sturdy rubber soles so you know these flats won't give up on you. It also has the brand's Grand.ØS technology, which means the pair has footbeds that cushion your feet with every step. Plus, it comes in a classic black color that'll go with pretty much any outfit!
See a list of Cole Haan stores.
Abbey Bow Ballet (P4,200) from Hush Puppies
American footwear brand Hush Puppies is known for their comfortable and casual shoes, which is why their pairs are great for travel. These ballet flats come in a rich brown color and boast flexibility, providing comfort for your soles with every step. It’s designed with fully padded insoles and arch support, keeping the natural alignment of your feet, while its molded rubber outsole is designed for excellent traction and durability.
See a list of Hush Puppies stores.
2750-Cotu Classic (P2,450) from Superga
Looking for casual sneakers that can handle tens of thousands of steps in a day? Superga's classic canvas kicks are a great option to consider. It's lined with thick yet breathable cotton fabric, so your feet stay comfy throughout wear. Plus, this mushroom color in particular will match any outfit effortlessly. Fun fact: This sneaker style has been around since 1925—that's 94 years!
See a list of Superga stores.