Any adventure lover recognizes the important role of the sole. Footwear that lack proper support in the sole can have a detrimental impact on your overall health and comfort.
Are you still deciding which pair of shoes to pack for your next trip? Whether for business, pleasure, or both, we’ve got you covered. We’ve compiled our suggestions to provide support and comfort for those tootsies!
Formal Business: Sidekick Foldable Flats
If you’re traveling for business, there are several scenarios to consider. First, does your job require you to dress professionally or is it more laid back? Assuming that your job requires formal attire, consider these factors: Travel time, length of the event, and the amount of time spent on your feet.
For example, if you have a six-hour flight followed by a two-hour drive, then high heels won’t be the best option. Instead, lose the pumps and throw on a pair of Sidekick foldable flats. Available online or at many major retailers across the nation, these comfortable, yet stylish shoes fold in the center for discreet and easy transport in your briefcase or clutch.
Casual Business: Acorn Via Wrap Shoe
If your job allows casual attire, it’s still very important to dress professionally. A short-sleeve dress paired with flats would be a winning combo for a day spent mostly on your feet. We recommend the Acorn® Via Wrap Shoe, available from Magellan’s. Lightweight and foldable, this ballet flat is easy to slip into your travel bag. Soft faux-leather with twin elastic straps wraps the foot for added support and comfort.
Leisure & Relaxation: Lindsay Phillips SwitchFlops
If you’re traveling for pleasure, opt for comfort! You’re on vacation, why shouldn’t your feet be, too? While selecting the right pair of shoes might seem like a daunting task, consider the location of your vacation. If you’re spending a week at the beach, high heels probably won’t be needed. Instead, pack a pair of beach sandals!
Lindsay Phillips SwitchFlops are a perfect option for any beach getaway. The shoes were designed with interchangeable snaps that make it easy to match your shoes with your outfit. It also saves space in your luggage, because only one pair of flip-flops are needed to create multiple styles. Mix and match straps for a unique look all your own!
Exploration: Ahnu Sugarpine Hiking Shoes
If you have an adventurous trip planned, then sneakers are definitely the best bet for everyday wear. For camping or hiking in the mountains, be sure to pack a solid pair of hiking boots (and wear thick socks!)
We recommend something along the lines of Ahnu Sugarpine Women’s Hiking Shoes. Its waterproof-breathable technology keeps your feet dry while the Vibram® rubber outsole offers superior traction on wet and dry surfaces. Pus, with a variety of colors available, you won’t have to sacrifice style for functionality.
What are your favorite pair of shoes? There’s a time and a place for every type of shoe. With a bit of advanced planning, you can be sure to always put your best foot forward.