13 Comfortable Travel Shoes - For Backpacking, Hiking & Sailing

For me, traveling is 20% flying and 80% walking (but nowadays it's 50% sailing - 50% adventure activities). You have to walk in order to experience a foreign place. You have to walk to the market, stroll along the streets, lounge by the beach, and hike through their mountains in order to get a legitimate experience of a place and to meet wonderful people along the way. It is certainly the best way to explore the city and the neighborhood. But more often than not, too much walking leaves us pain on our soles and our back that we feel like we don’t want to get up from our hotel’s bed the next day.

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In order to be able to walk a lot without feeling burdened, you need to have a comfortable pair of shoes, unless you want to get blisters at the end of the day. Good news is that there are actually a lot of pairs which are affordable and are stylish, too!

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This article applies to both sexes. So ladies and gents, here is my list of comfortable shoes which is perfect for traveling! :)

1) Skechers Women's Empire Inside Look Slip Ons


This pair features a soft woven stretchable knit fabric upper. It has a ventilating front and side weave panels which make it breathable. The air-cooled memory foam assures comfort in every step. It is lightweight which is perfect for your luggage. It likewise has a shock absorbing midsole and ultra flexible traction outsole.

What I love most about this pair is its slip-on slip-off feature. It’s easy to wear and you wouldn’t have to worry about a lace getting loose every now and then.

2) Birkenstock Unisex Arizona

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There’s something about Birks that make it luxurious even though it looks and feels laid back. It is the perfect classic pair to walk around the city from dusk to dawn. It’s simple, yet it leaves a statement. And it is loved by more people because it looks great on him and her.

It is made of a soft fabric with a smooth leather-like finish. The footbed will mold to the shape of your foot creating a custom footbed that supports and cradles your each and every step. There are microscopic air bubbles which provide moderate arch support. No foot ache and back ache with your Birks!

3) Teva Women's Tirra Athletic Sandals

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If you’re the kind of person who only packs one pair of shoes (aside from the one you’re wearing), this could be the best option for you! With this sandals, you can do the extremes like hiking up the mountain or swimming at the beach. It provides unmatched comfort and performance in the water. It offers an uncompromised grip and a water-channeling lug pattern. It  comes in various colors too.

4) Shoes 18 Women's Foldable Ballet Flats

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Ballet flats look great in whatever you’re wearing: pants, shorts, or even a tight dress for a girl’s night out! This ballet flats is your perfect travel companion. It is foldable, it is made of cotton and it comes with a matching carrying zipper pouch! Just place it in your purse and this could be a life saver, especially when you need to wear heels!

5) Timberland Women's Mukluk Pull-on Fur Boot

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Aside from being really cute, this pair is weatherproof and waterproof. The insides are really soft and they keep your feet warm without making them sweat. The rubber sole won’t make you slip even in Antarctica’s snow.

6) Nine West Women's Doloris Suede Boots

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When you’re walking down the streets of Paris, don’t you find the need to look your best? It is after all the fashion capital of the world! So get into these boots and you would feel like you’re strutting on the runway! It is a beautiful ankle high bootie made of quality suede. It would look great on your shorts, trench coat, pants, or even your dress! The heels isn’t too high so you can marvel at the city’s beauty without feeling uneasy :)

7) Nomad Women's Puddles Rain Boots


If you’re traveling to Glasgow, Copenhagen, or Tokyo, which made it to the world’s rainiest cities, a rain boot is an absolute must have! Unless you want rain on your parade. Stop wishing the rain away and just hop on to the rain puddles with this super cute and fashionable rain boots! It comes in various quirky and fun prints and designs which will definitely suit your taste and personality!

8) Adidas Superstar Unisex


There will always be a sneakers type of boy/girl. They are the ones who just prefer to wear them over anything else. The reason why everyone loves this pair is that is versatile, comfortable, and sporty. It looks sharp, period.

9) Puma Suede Unisex


This classic sneakers is also everyone’s favorite! Not only is it comfy… It is timeless.

10) Merell Men's Vapor Glove 2 Trail Running Shoe

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Our men deserve all the comfort and style too! This trail shoe is just perfect for the guy who loves the outdoors. It’s perfect for walking, running, or just plain standing. The design is very minimalistic which I personally like. Not too much details, not too much color. Merell just kept it neat and simple. It has a Sticky Vibram outsole for traction grip and has a breathable fabric too.

11) SWIMS Men's Lace Loafer

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Any man on nice loafers look instantly handsome! That’s for me, at least. Haha. Loafers just look good on whatever a man is wearing. This is pair is made of synthetic rubber which also makes it perfect for the beach or walking under the rain. With this pair, you don’t need to worry about getting it dirty. Cleaning it is easy breezy!

12) Soludos Men's Original Dali Sandal

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Another popular style for men is the espadrilles. It’s light, breathable, and simple. Like a loafer, it looks great with absolutely everything! It is the pair which is perfect for the hot summer days.

13) Kamik Men's Hunter Boots

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Good boots to use on the snow is one way to brighten up your day. It is a waterproof and knee high boot with -40-degree fahrenheit temperature rating and a removable 8mm thermal-guard liner and adjustable snow collar. This booties will certainly keep you warm!


Forget function over fashion. You can always have both, especially when you’re on the road! Do you have a favorite pair which you always bring with you on your travels? Show me a photo! ❤