There’s an art to packing for a trip. The threat of not having the right outfit to wear for an excursion causes many to burden themselves with overstuffed bags. Yet over-simplifying can leave you panicked when invited to an unexpected event. Packing shoes can be even harder, as they take up so much room. Here’s a few tips to help you pick just the right pairs of shoes so you’re ready for anything.
The Business Trip
It can be fun to visit new places on the company dollar; but let’s be honest, most of your time is spent in meeting rooms for seminars and presentations. When social hour comes around there’s not often time to change attire. So loosen your scarf or tie and pick a shoe with comfort built in to last you from the boardroom to cocktail hour.
For the ladies, check out Moxie. It has plush cushioning and a classically trendy kitten heel. If a flatter fit is more your taste, consider a style like Bliss, a sleek slip-on with a stretch fabric top that will flex with each step.
For guys, pick the Diplomat. Contemporary and professional, this slip-on style has tons of support and a comfortable cushioned footbed. They look great with slacks, but can easily transition to a business casual look with jeans and a blazer.
Ah, that getaway to a tropical destination can be the oasis needed to refresh. It’s tempting to pack cheap flip-flops, however they aren’t always the best option.
Ladies, grab a sandal that is stylish but also supportive so you aren’t aching during your strolls down the boardwalk. Shelly is a hot style for summer. Trendy color options brighten up any outfit.
For a style that can go from a daytime shopping spree to a nighttime luau, try a wedge like Delight. The elegant straps can elevate any outfit so you’re never left feeling under dressed.
Guys, you’ll want that comfortable shoe to keep you moving from sights to stores. Weekender, a fan favorite, is a lightweight slip-on with a sleek look that can keep your feet in comfort all day.
Some like to escape the heat and find solace in the snow. For that trip to the mountains, consider a shoe that can keep you warm, comfy and support your step.
The trendy style of the Delaney is sure to draw eyes, and the rugged sole will aid in your much-needed traction. Plus, they pair perfectly with jeans or slacks, so you’re ready for anything. If you want a cozy slip-on, we suggest a loafer like Sunny. These slip-ons have the comfort of a tennis shoe, yet can fold up easily and take up very little packing space.
Men, try a good walking shoe like Move On. With S-Motion Technology built in, this style supports your natural stride, making it easy to take in the sights and trek on.