Comfortable and Stylish Walking Shoes for Travel for Women

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When you’re packing for a trip do you find yourself picking out shoes you know could be problematic on long walking days? We’ve all been guilty at least a time or two in our lives where we packed the wrong shoes and ended up with blisters and aching feet.

After years of experience in the shoe industry (I was a former buyer for women’s footwear in my days before travel blogging) and years of travel experience I like to consider myself very knowledgeable on the topic!

I have put together a comprehensive guide for women to help you find the perfect stylish walking shoes for travel and comfortable travel shoes that don’t sacrifice style for comfort. On your next trip feel like you’re walking on clouds while still remaining stylish with these awesome options.

There are plenty of different categories of stylish walking shoes for travel to choose from cute flats to dressy sandals that will help you pair a great pair of shoes that are easy on the feet that go with any outfit and any trip.

Need stylish walking shoes or travel shoes for men?

While this is a guide for stylish walking shoes for travel for the ladies we do have a men’s guide too! Read all about the best walking and travel shoes for men in our comprehensive guide!

Why is this stylish walking shoes for travel guide necessary?

I put together this guide because I found the basic search for stylish walking shoes for travel or comfortable walking shoes to pull up some options that just were, UGLY. So ugly in fact I thought I’d rather be in pain than walk around wearing some of the options for comfortable travel shoes that were popping up.

This guide was created to help you still find stylish options that are also designed around comfort perfect for those long walking days whether you’re strolling cobblestone streets in Europe or walking everywhere and anywhere in New York City.

Not to mention quality. Quality shoes matter. You pay for what you get. My days from sourcing materials, design, and fit of shoes from buying days came in handy here. Sometimes I can just look at a shoe and know its going to hurt, or there are those that have small design details that really make a difference like the type of insoles a shoe has.

I used my knowledge and experience in both industries to put together this guide for stylish walking shoes for travel for the ladies, all while trying not to go crazy buying 10 more new pairs of shoes myself! By the way, I own many of these shoes either in the past or currently and can verify they are great for long walking days!

Table of Contents
    1. Comfortable Travel Shoes: Casual Sandals
    2. Comfortable Travel Shoes: Dressy Sandals
    3. Comfortable Travel Shoes: Casual Walking Shoes
    4. Comfortable Travel Shoes: Cute Flats
    5. Comfortable Travel Shoes: Casual Boots
    6. Comfortable Travel Shoes: Winter Boots
    7. Comfortable Travel Shoes: Hiking Boots

Comfortable Travel Shoes: Casual Sandals

Birkenstock Arizona Slide Sandal

When it comes to comfortable walking shoes for travel in the sandal category, there’s no more classic and timeless of a style than the Birkenstock Arizona slide sandals! These seemingly never go out of style because they are casual and comfortable – not to mention last YEARS.

The contoured footbed not only gives you extra support other sandals don’t offer, but the style itself is minimal with two straps across the top of the foot, giving you enough support for a slide without slipping around. Better yet, these are versatile. While the leather pair will certainly last season after season, the synthetic plastic pairs really are nice looking.

Shop on Amazon, UGG,  or DSW.

UGG Kari Sandal

The UGG Kari Sandals are the perfect stylish walking shoes for travel to warm weather locations.

With genuine leather criss-cross straps and a cushioned sole you can easily wear these all day, everyday wherever you go.  Better yet, the sole is rubber and has great gripping.

I find sandals with the extra cushion between your foot and the ground to be more comfortable for long wear.

Shop on Amazon or DSW.

Sanuk Yoga Sling Sandal

These Sanuk Yoga Sling Sandals have been a fan favorite for years thanks to their blend of style and comfort making them the perfect choice for your stylish walking shoe for travel in warm destinations.

The cushioned footbed is actually made out of yoga mats so you know your feet will be feeling great all day long walking in these. People swear by them and they have rave reviews.

One of the greatest features of this sandal is that you can machine wash them when they start to get dirty and they are as good as new.

Shop on Amazon or DSW

Sanuk Yoga Gora Gora Flat

I have these amazing comfortable travel shoes myself and swear by them. Besides being really small and easy to pack they are also really comfortable and versatile.

Whether I am wearing them as my day sandal with shorts or at night with my LBD they work and I constantly get compliments.

These do not have as much support and cushion as the other styles, but they are easy to wear on long walking days and have both style and comfort.

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Dr. Scholls Deco Sandal

Another incredible versatile comfortable travel shoe in a wear it with anything sandal. The Dr. Scholls sandal is made of leather with a perfectly comfortable contoured footbed.

This criss-cross slide style sandal has the perfect amount of cushion making it an easy style to wear all day long on walking days during your travels. Pair it with a casual outfit to a fun dress.

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Teva Original Universal

Teva Universal Womens Sandal in 90s multi in Montana a comfortable walking shoe for women

It took my awhile to get onboard with ‘adventure sandals’ as I like to call them. But now that I have a pair, I am sold and get the hype over these shoes! Especially since they come in fun colorways and the classic black doesn’t look too shabby either!

What I love about these Teva Original Universal sandals, other than they are extremely comfortable walking shoes for women looking for a sandal, but also that these are great for getting wet. If you’re kayaking, hanging out by the lake/creek, or going on light hike or walk in warm weather, these are my go to sandals. 

The upper is made of recycled polyester that is not only very durable, but quick drying! The footbed is made of EVA and cushioned, making these easy to walk around in all day. Even though they are strappy, the velcro makes them easy on and easy off.

Shop on REI, Teva, or Amazon

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Comfortable Travel Shoes: Dressy Sandals

Dr Scholls Scout High Wedge

These Dr. Scholls wedges are the perfect comfortable travel shoes if you’re looking for something a little dressy and chic.

Reviews rave about the comfort of the contoured footbed and long-lasting comfort of these sporty and chic wedges.

Wedges are always my go to stylish walking shoes for travel as they are surprisingly supporting and comfortable and easy to wear all day when you’re trying to dress things up a bit. I love that this style can be dressed up and dressed down as well.

Shop on Dr Scholls, DSW, or Amazon

Cole Haan Original Grand Wedge Sandal

Cole Haan is another great brand known for stylish walking shoes perfect for travel. This pair of wedges is not only incredibly gorgeous but has a design that has comfort in mind without looking like a ‘comfort shoe’ if you know what I mean.

The wedges feature a genuine leather upper, which is nice because that will break in easily and be comfortable while also lasting season after season. The footbed is made of a supportive foam as well as a grandfoam footbed for the ultimate support needed for long walking days without sacrificing style.

Shop on DSW

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Comfortable Travel Shoes: Casual Walking Shoes

Allbirds stylish walking shoes for travel

Allbirds Wool Runners

I just discovered Allbirds this year when I tried on my friend’s pair. I didn’t believe her until I put on her shoe that these would be the ultimate stylish walking shoes perfect for travel and some of the most comfortable walking shoes for women (and men!).

I could live in these shoes they are so soft and comfortable I have no idea how we lived without them before.

Everything about this shoe is comfortable from the soft flexible material to the cushiony soles. The wool material is temperature-regulating and moisture-wicking without feeling scratchy or itchy.

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Reebok Club C Sneakers

Another popular and trendy/retro sneaker that make for the perfect comfortable travel shoes. I love my pair, especially because the casual sneaker look is so versatile and I can style these all seasons.

While these shoes are so 80s, they are timeless and the leather upper and EVA footbed make them extra comfortable.

Shop on DSW or Amazon

Superga Cotu Sneaker

Another amazing pair of stylish walking shoes for travel are the Superga Cotu Sneakers. Besides being available in many colors, you can’t go wrong with this classic style sneaker whether you’re pairing them with jeans or casual dresses, these are my go-to daily comfortable walking shoe for travel and at home!

What’s even better is that this shoe has a timeless look that never goes out of style.

Shop on Amazon, DSW, or Superga

Veja Sneaker

 
I feel like this sneaker has taken the year by storm. Without a doubt, this is a comfortable walking shoe for travel and day-to-day life, period. There are a few different styles to choose from, all very similar but with tiny differences in the style, so really it’s up to aesthetic preference, but all are designed with comfort in mind.

These casual, sporty comfortable walking shoes come in whole sizes only, they suggest if you’re in between sizes to size up. This Brazilian brand has extra comfortable EVA cushioned footbeds, to give you long lasting ease and comfort even on the longest of days. I also love the color variations available and they just really are so versatile and look great styled with everything.

Shop on NordstromAmazon, or Zappos

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Comfortable Travel Shoes: Cute Flats

Rothys

This guide for stylish walking shoes for travel wouldn’t be complete without Rothys. These shoes are remarkable and have taken the world by storm the past year.

Besides being absolutely comfortable and stylish, these comfortable travel shoes are made out of 100% recycled materials as well as are machine washable and durable that make them worth every cent you pay.

I am obsessed with the leopard print pair with the pointed toe but there are many styles and colors to choose from each with just as much comfort as the last.

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Rollie Nation Derby Shoes

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I was just introduced to the cutest stylish walking shoes for travel by Rollie Nation. I was a bit skeptical at first judging by the design but then I tried them out myself and can attest these are GREAT for long walking days! Made with soft leather so the shoe forms to your foot, molded insoles that help with stability and balance – perfect for walking on cobblestone, made in mind for people who have orthotics, and lightweight.

This pair is great to wear without socks since there are little holes and breathable canvas lining to keep your feet fresh and aired out. This pair of shoes didn’t require any breaking in time either, I wore these around New York City for an entire day with no issues!

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Rollie Nation Mules

Rollie-Nation-leopard-mules-comfortable-and-stylish-walking-shoesAnother pair of Rollie Nation shoes I tried out for stylish walking shoes for travel are their mules. I have the leopard mule and LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I am a big fan of leopard print (they also have other colors) and was excited to try these out!

These super comfortable mules come with memory foam socks built into the shoe making them extra cozy for long walking days. Made with soft leather that forms to your foot and no socks needed as these have breathable canvas and leather lining that let your feet BREATHE!

These are super light and compact, perfect for throwing in your travel bag. I found these to be more comfortable than a leather pair I bought from Steve Madden, which I love but aren’t breathable and make my feet sweat which give me blisters every time I wear them. Since this pair is breathable I didn’t have that issue at all.

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Hush Puppies Wren Loafer

I am obsessed with stylish penny loafers! Unfortunately, many of the styles come in a patent leather or stiff material which isn’t the easiest to walk in all day or the most comfortable walking shoe. As much as I’ve tried to style those more stiff material shoes, as I love the way they look, it always comes with discomfort.

That’s where this pair of Hush Puppies Wren Loafers are a game changer. This stylish flat is made in a softer material, meaning it will form to your fit better and over time it will hug your feet in all the right places. This is a stylish walking shoe for women if you’re looking for something that can definitely dress up a bit, especially in transition seasons, this is the perfect flat to style with everything and is extra comfy. I also love the color ways in these available too!

Shop on DSW, Amazon, or Hush Puppies

Minnetonka Kilty Suede Moccasin

If you want comfortable travel shoes that feel like slippers then these Minnetonka mocassins are for you. I have the classic tan pair and they have the perfect soft comfort for long walking days.
 
Be sure to get a pair with the rubber sole for better cushion, also the suede tends to stretch slightly over time so be sure to order accordingly. I am in between an 8.5 and 9 and I found the 8.5 to be perfect new and overtime.
 
These classic mocassins are the perfect casual flat and stylish walking shoe for travel.
 

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Comfortable Travel Shoes: Casual Boots

sitting on a dock on Centennial Beach on Peaks Island in Maine

Red Wing Classic Moc

One of my absolute favorite and super comfortable boots for travel is the Classic Moc by Red Wing Heritage Women’s pictured above. I love this rugged boot, and it’s easy to style as I like wearing it with jeans or jumpsuits in the fall and winter and even with casual dresses in the warmer months.

The best part is that I know this brand lasts forever because I’ve seen it with my own eyes! My dad was always a Red Wing boot kind of guy on our family farm and I saw him put their boots to the test with years of the most rugged wear and tear without falling apart. Another awesome perk, the more you wear them the more beautiful the boot gets with their worn in look! 

Unlike most boots, I haven’t really had an issue breaking these in. The leather is quality and after a few wears you’re beautiful boot is formed to your foot.

Shop on Red Wing and Backcountry

UGG Kesey Boot

These boots are the perfect stylish walking shoes for travel! I love the design and style of these boots by UGG.

Made of waterproof leather with wool-blend details and a belted ankle strap.

These are perfect for walking all day because for he cozy footbed made of UGG’s signature plush UGGpure which is made genuine, soft shearling.

Wear these with any outfit, dressed up or dressed down this boot can do it all and can be worn in the rain.

Shop on UGG or Amazon

Clarks Arlo Chelsea Boot

Another beautiful boot that makes for the perfect comfortable travel shoe is this pair from Clarks. These casual boots take me to the stylish streets of the most fashionable European capital cities.

These boots were made for comfort with the removable insole with comfort cushion. Clarks brand doesn’t disappoint with comfort and neither do these boots.

I love how sophisticated this boot is and how easily it can be styled with most of my wardrobe.

Shop on Clarks or Amazon

Check out more amazing women’s boots for travel in this article by Casual Travelist.

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Comfortable Travel Shoes: Winter Boots

Sorel Slimpack II Waterproof Boot

Looking for the perfect stylish travel shoes for the winter? Look no further than these sleek Sorel Slimpack Waterproof boots.

These all-weather boots are designed for everyday wear in the outdoor in cold or wet weather with comfort in mind. Witha cozy microfleece lining and molded footbed with arch support for the perfect fit.

Your feet will stay dry, warm, and cozy in these! I bought my first pair this year and won’t be second-guessing another purchase in the future.

Shop on Nordstrom,  Sorel or Amazon

Cole Haan ZeroGrand Explore Hiker Boot

This is my newest addition to my winter boots that are the perfect stylish shoes for travel and women’s travel shoes if you’re going somewhere chilly! This sleek, lightweight boot is waterproof and incredibly fashionable! This boot is perfect for the winter city visit but also durable for any outdoor adventure.

Made of waterproof leather and suede upper there’s a faux fur lining and EVA midsole and outsole for comfort, traction, and durability.

Shop on Cole Haan, Nordstrom, Zappos, and Amazon

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Comfortable Travel Shoes: Hiking Boots

Kodiak Surrey II Waterproof Boot

Who says hiking boots can’t be stylish? I am obsessed with the Surrey II from Kodiak is a favorite. This classic hiking boot is from a reputable outdoor hiking apparel brand and is made with waterproof leather and a cute felted wool collar.

The soles have rubber gripping great for traction and are slip-resistant, the insoles are also are made with a removable memory foam making these super comfortable travel shoes for all your outdoor needs and are still stylish enough for your everyday walking shoes for travel.

Shop on REI , Nordstrom, and Amazon


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