Comfy, Travel-friendly Shoes Made for Walkin'
Best For: Athleisure
BUY IT: Women's New Balance® for J.Crew 620 sneakers, $80; jcrew.com
New Balance borrows sole padding technology from their running shoes for their fashion-staple 620 sneakers. This J.Crew collaboration pair has a soft mesh and suede upper and trendy gold accents.
Best For: Discreet Comfort
BUY IT: 'Total Motion - Adelyn' Ballet Flat, $110; nordstrom.com
Despite the sleek aesthetic of this Rockport ballet flat, the style is surprisingly rich with features. Built-in sport technology provides shock-absorption, ample cushioning, and arch support.
Best For: Taking to the Trails
Best For: A Little Lift
BUY IT: Born Coralyn, $90; zappos.com
The supportive rubber outsole and ABS—a really strong synthetic rubber—heel on this Born Coralyn sandal is perfect for pounding the pavement in style.
Best For: Perusing the Boardwalk
BUY IT: Sperry Top-Sider A/O Villa Perf, $49.99; 6pm.com
Sperry’s elevated take on the classic boat shoe has a feminine, perforated design and will take you from seaside to sidewalk with a rubber outsole, soft, moisture-wicking lining, and a molded EVA footbed.
Best For: Seaside Strolling
BUY IT: Teva Terra-Float Nova, $80; zappos.com
Teva’s super-packable Terra-Float sandals have an ample footbed and featherlight foam soles that are still durable.
Best For: Stylish Slip-ons
BUY IT: 'Vienna' Slip-on Sneaker, $88; www.nordstrom.com
These pointed-toe leather sneakers by Dr. Scholl’s are the perfect casual pair to step into for a day of wandering. Cushioned memory foam insoles are designed to be comfortable for hours on your feet.
Best For: Cute Lace-Ups
BUY IT: Venice Jogger, $79; shopspring.com
This Inkkas Venice jogger is part of a collection inspired by vibrant color and cultures around the world from Congo to Brazil. The handcrafted leather sneakers are cut, sewn, and stitched by local artisans with a focus on quality and comfort. Plus, Inkkas promises to plant one tree for each pair sold.
Best For: Something Suede
BUY IT: TOMS Jutti Flat, $68; zappos.com
These chevron-embossed flats have a no-slip rubber outsole, a padded comfort insole, and for every pair sold, TOMS will give a pair of shoes to a child in need.