I get asked this questions all the time. It’s a constant challenge for travelers who want to have cute shoes that one can walk in all day. I put together this list (and direct links to Amazon to get the shoes!) so you can check out these travel-friendly shoes. These shoes are more for a day in the city or evening out than day hiking.
Ahnu Women’s Trolley Sandal
Could these shoes be any sexier? I love Ahnu brand – they were the first hiking shoe that I bought that I truly felt comfortable in. I’m ecstatic that they now make sandals and these are not to be beat for comfort and fashion. I’d wear these during the day and at night with a swinging black dress or skirt or a pair of skinny jeans belted with that souvenir scarf you just picked up.
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Merrill Walking Dynasty Oxford
These oxford like shoes by the company most known for its hiking shoes are stylish, simple, and come in a rainbow of colors. I think they would look great with jeans, skirts, or shorts.
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Clarks Slip-on Shoe
I like this shoe because it looks good with tights under dresses or skirts, pants, and leggings. It has nice embellishments that make this slip-on shoe more exciting than a basic flat. Buy the shoe>
Arcopedico Rose Black Mary Jane
I think a good black Mary Jane can be worn anywhere. This particular brand is Italian and it’s by a company who specialize in stylish walking shoes- something the Italians really know about. This is one of my favorite styles of shoe. You can wear this flat all day going from museum to museum or you can step out in it at night for a casual dinner at the local bistro.
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Mephisto brand of shoe is the granddaddy of European hiking shoes and now the company makes stylish walking shoes. I recommend the taupe with the stylish snakeskin detail for a tres chic look and maximum comfort. Buy the shoe>
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