Not only are shoes cute, comfortable, and fun to wear, but they never make you feel fat!
Three cheers to that. Now if only I could eat whatever I want and not gain a pound.
But back to comfortable walking shoes.
They’re always there for you to comfort you and remind you that you are wicked awesome and insanely gorgeous, even if you’ve gained about a hundred pounds.
Because guess what?
You’re fashionable walking shoes? Yeah, they still fit! They never gave up on you!
So this post on stylish walking shoes for travel? Yeah, its an undying, ode of love to my shoes, who forever reassure me of just how amazing I really am.
That’s how I justify buying myself a ton of walking shoes for travel that I actually don’t need.
But onwards and upwards to all the glorious pairs of shoes!
1. AOMAIS Women’s Fashion PU Leather Sneakers Low Top Laceup Canvas Shoes
But for $20 a pair, they are pretty darn good.
2. Converse, Chuck Taylor, All Star Low Tops
You also don’t want a heinous pair of sneakers (cough…Sketchers Shape Ups…cough) that make you look like a total selife sitck wielding, fanny pack toting tourist.
Unless you’re older and have a back problem, or have no idea how to tie shoes, velcro is not a super hott look.
So what’s the walking shoes for travel solution?
Converse! Not only is this iconic brand perfect for men and women of all ages (talk about a cross-generational fashion icon), but they are comfy, come in a ton of different colors, and can easily slip on and off (perfect for zipping through airport security).
Not only are they insanely comfortable, and made with incredibly high-quality leather, but they provide you with great support and are perfect for people who have wider feet (if your feet are narrow, you may want to size down).
5. TOMS Women’s Avalon Sneakers
Not only are they a company with a conscience, but they make high quality, comfortable, super cute shoes that are great for walking in.
They’re not the warmest shoes on the planet, but warmth isn’t really something that you’re looking for when purchasing TOMS.
The classic TOMS do have a rather thin sole that I would constantly wear out or destroy inadvertantly when walking over a jagged rock.
6. Teva Women’s W Voya Flip Flop
They were my go-to flip flop in high school and still are today, at least if I need shower shoes or if I’m traveling somewhere tropical.
They’re not like normal flip flops that have no arch support and that fall apart in about 2.5 seconds since you’re basically walking on a thin layer of cheap plastic.
These bad boys of the flip flop world come in a variety of different colors, styles, and patterns, and are relatively inexpensive too.
And wait for it….
They were actually recommended to me by a physical therapist since they have hella awesome arch support.
They were nicer than ordinary sneakers, comfortable, and incredibly easy to get on and off (especially at the airport with a pair of no show socks).
The one big flaw?
Until I broke them in, they gave me AWFUL blisters.
It got to the point where my blisters were so bad that I was kind of limping around while wearing them. So when I finally caved and got these Steve Madden Women’s Gills Fashion Sneaker in leather, I was a bit worried.
I diligently researched this shoe before I purchased a pair and ordered a size up to avoid any possible blister incidents. And I am delighted to report that my faith was not misplaced.
In this model:
The heel is rounded and padded so that blisters aren’t an issue. I would still wear no show socks though so that your shoes don’t smell.
They’re also super comfortable, last, a LONG time (so you can justify the price tag), look good with almost any outfit (as long as you get them in a neutral color) and are easy to get on an off.
9. Adidas Originals Women’s Campus
These aren’t the most stylish walking shoes on this list. Unless you’re dying to look like Sporty Spice while traveling. In which case, go for it and own that shizxle.
But in all seriousness:
I put these shoes on the list because while they are mad comfortable, they are more nostalgic than anything else since the youth of America forever and always LOVE Adidas.
This pair in black and white totally remind me of the sambas we all used to wear when we were little.
Also not gonna lie:
These are awesome walking shoes that most men would probably love. Not that I know what men want but just an educated guess.
10. UGG Women’s Kristin Winter Boot
Well, I feel like UGGS are basic AF (pass me my yoga pants and pumpkin spice latte while you’re at it) and if I’m honest, the classic pair is mad comfortable but not exactly a super sexy shoe.
If you wear them out in the snow (big no no) they get all those hideous salt stains on them. They are also NOT naturally waterproof so make sure you buy the spray and waterproof the crap out of them before you wear them.
I just made UGGS sound horrible but I swear I love them, especially the UGG Women’s Kristin Winter Boot.
11. Franco Sarto Haylee Women’s Slip Ons
This is the only shoe on this list of best flats for walking that I don’t actually own myself.
There are just a little too professional for my taste (since I work from home and slum it up in sweatpants with holes).
One of my friends who travels a lot for work absolutely loves these shoes and insisted that I put them on this list (Shout out to Danielle, you’re the best).
Australia holds some of the most diverse landscapes and animals in the world, thanks to its enormous size. While it might mean you’ll have to limit your trip to one part of the country (and have to come back many times – not exactly a punishment!), you can rest assured every part of Australia is alive with fun experiences. To ignite your Australia wanderlust, I’ve teamed up with Flight Centre to bring you a list of 15 unique things to do in Australia!
Snap a selfie with a Quokka on Rottnest Island
The secret to winning the selfie game, is making your way down to Rottnest Island and grabbing a snap with a Quoakka. A quokka? Yep, one of those adorable fluffy marsupials that was born for the limelight, judging by its picture perfect smile. They’re also known as the worlds happiest animal, and they primarily live on Rottnest Island, an protected nature reserve island off the coast of Perth.
See the Twelve Apostles along the Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road ranks high on any list of best road trips in the world. The stretch of highway is 243 kilometers long and runs between the southeastern cities of Torquay and Allansford. One of the crowd pleasers along the route are the Twelve Apostles, a collection of limestone stacks off the shore, making for some gorgeous travel photography.
Try your hand at Sandboarding
Looking for a place to snowboard but can’t deal with so much snow?! Head to Lancelin, north of Perth, a destination popular for sandboarding on the sand dunes.
Roam the fields at Bridestow Lavender Estate
Is there anything more romantic than a field full of purple lavender? Head to Bridestowe Lavender Estate in Tasmania for your dreamy pictures in floating dresses and stock up on some lavender goodies.
Swimming with Sharks
Wether snorkeling with whale sharks or caged diving with great white sharks, it’s all possible in Australia – the country where every animal tries to kill you. Just don’t watch shark week before you go in.
Snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef
Despite it facing it’s fair share of problems, the Great Barrier Reefs, is still one of the most well known coral reef in the entire world. The best way to experience all the life it houses is by diving. If you’re not into diving, you can also go snorkeling.
Watch the magical sunrise at Uluru
This orange sandstone rock in the heart of Northern Territory is a sacred sight for indigenous Australians. Tourists can also visit, and it’s highly recommended to watch the sunrise paint the rock in monolith in the brightest colors imaginable.
Stay in a treehouse in the Blue Mountains
I’m a sucker for special hotels, so the Wollemi Wilderness Treehouse makes my heart skip a beat. Look out over 240 acres of private wilderness from your bed.
Taunt death during some crocodile diving
The best way to view crocodiles is to go diving with them in the ‘Cage of Death’. Head to Darwin and lower yourself into a see-trough compartment that allows you to watch the crocodiles as they swim around.
Get your tan on at Hyams Beach
Known as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, you can’t skip a visit to the white sands of Hyams beach. It looks so positively tropical, it’s hard to picture its actually in New South Wales, Australia!
Hot air ballooning in Byron Bay
The early bird doesn’t catch the worm, but it does catch a great view of sunrise at Byron Bay from a hot air balloon.. so really, which would you rather?
Wine tasting at Barossa Valley
The most famous place to taste some of Australia’s finest wines is Barossa Valley. Don’t miss the Shiraz!
Chase the kangaroos
Ok, so don’t actually chase them. Have you ever seen a kangaroo fight? You’re not going to win, let me tell you that. But you can’t leave Australia without seeing some kangaroos. A great place to spot kangaroos is at…. kangaroo island. Surprise, right?
Cuddle a koala in Queensland
Have you even lived if a Koala hasn’t peed on you? Apparently the risk of that is fairly high if you pose for a picture with them. It’s actually illegal in most Australian states to hold a koala, so your only choices are Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia, with Queensland being the most popular option.
Visit Lord Howe Island
Australia boasts 8,222 islands, so it’s a reasonable guess you won’t be able to see all of them in your lifetime (it would take you over 22 years to visit each island if you visited one Australian island per day). Lord Howe Island is a great option. A tiny island in the Tasmanian sea, it has sandy beaches with clear water and tropical forests. What more would you want?