​6 Best Travel Shoes for Women

Published by Englin's Fine Footwear on 13th Jul 2017

6 Best Travel Shoes for Women

When you're hopping planes, exploring foreign cities, or kicking back in an island paradise, the last thing you want to be thinking about is your shoes. Travel can be stressful, rejuvenating, or a little bit of both, but worrying about the comfort and quality of your footwear should never be an issue. Take our suggestions for some of the best travel shoes for women and you'll know that you've packed the perfect pair. From beach vacations to sightseeing to a night on the (unfamiliar) town, we've got all the shoes you need to make this vacation one to remember.

For the Airport: Clarks Sillian Stork

Clarks Sillian Stork in Sand Synthetic  Clarks Sillian Stork in Navy Synthetic    Clarks Sillian Stork in Black Synthetic

Clarks Sillian Stork in Sand SyntheticNavy Synthetic, and Black Synthetic.

For most people, the entire airport experience is inconvenient at best and horribly frustrating at worst. Often, you're dealing with long lines, delayed or cancelled flights, time-consuming security checks, and cranky crowds. Make flying a little easier on yourself with the Clarks Sillian Stork! This simple shoe is easy to slip on and off, making it perfect for streamlining your passage through security checkpoints. And with comfort like this, your worries and aggravations will melt away!

The Sillian Stork is part of the Clarks Cloudsteppers™ Collection, so named because they're ultra light, flexible, and comfortable. The Sillian Stork features a removable Cushion Soft™ footbed that pampers your foot with luxurious softness. You'll also appreciate the synthetic textile upper, which features elastic goring to ensure a perfect fit even on swollen and tired feet. This cute shoe sits on an EVA outsole with a 1½-inch wedge heel. If your travel plans include hopping a plane to your dream destination, you're going to want the Clarks Sillian Stork on your feet!

For Sightseeing: SAS Tour Mesh

SAS Tour Mesh in Dust    SAS Tour Mesh in Silver

SAS Tour Mesh in Dust and Silver.

It's all in the name with the SAS Tour Mesh. This sporty sneaker was made for long hours on your feet, which means it's perfect for sightseeing whether you're on a guided tour or striking out on your own. The Tour Mesh features a roomy toe box and wide instep for comfort, while the heel is snug to avoid slippage when walking. It was developed by the skilled shoemakers at SAS using a special last to follow the natural shape of your foot. The extraordinary comfort features don't end there. You'll also love the SAS Coolstep™ Footbed, which is a removable insole that's designed to keep your foot cool and dry all day long. This footbed boasts an anti-friction top layer for heat control and a moisture-wicking bottom layer to combat sweatiness. Bonus: The footbed is antibacterial, antifungal, and washable, so it will always offer a healthy environment for your foot.

If you're concerned about convenience, the Tour Mesh's EZ Lace™ system allows the laces to slide easily while providing even tension across the instep. Lastly, the outsole is crafted from a durable rubber compound that provides maximum traction while also cushioning your foot. Don the SAS Tour Mesh and explore everything an unfamiliar city has to offer. Your feet will feel fresh and pain-free from morning 'til night!

For a Night Out: Spring Step Gail

Spring Step Gail in Beige Nubuck  Spring Step Gail in Black Nubuck  Spring Step Gail in White Leather

Spring Step Gail in Beige NubuckBlack Nubuck, and White Leather. Also available in Black Leather and Black Patent Leather.

One of the best things about going on vacation is discovering new restaurants, clubs, and other night-life attractions. You'll want to look your best, but if your feet are tired from a day of exploring, you'll also need serious comfort. That's where the Spring Step Gail comes in. This peep-toe slingback sandal gives you the style you want and the comfort your hardworking feet deserve. With the classy and cute Spring Step Gail, you'll wow everyone in the room.

The Gail's upper is crafted from genuine Italian leather with metal hardware, so quality and beauty is guaranteed. The backstrap is adjustable with a simple buckle, so you can keep the Gail snug without fear of chafing. A synthetic leather lining and padded insole keep your foot cushioned and cozy. Underfoot you'll find a polyurethane outsole with a 2-inch wedge heel, so you can dance the night away while enjoying the Gail's comfort and stability. Sassy but sweet, the Spring Step Gail is your ticket to a night you'll never forget!

For the Beach: OluKai Kulapa Kai

OluKai Kulapa Kai in Silver/Black  OluKai Kulapa Kai in Bubbly/Black  

OluKai Kulapa Kai in Silver/Black and Bubbly/Black. Also available in Black/BlackWhite/Black, and more.

If your ideal vacation involves the sun, sand, and sea, you'll want a beach friendly sandal on your feet. It's tough to find a shoe that can stand up to being waterlogged, but OluKai has you covered. This island-inspired brand offers a variety of sandals that are designed with the laidback, sea-loving Hawaiian lifestyle in mind. The name Kulapa Kai means "to frolic in the ocean," and that's exactly what you'll want to do in this sturdy yet comfortable thong sandal.

The Kulapa Kai's 100% vegan, man-made upper is lightweight, quick-drying, durable, and breathable, making it perfect for letting the waves lap at your toes. When you're in or around water, this breezy sandal truly shows its quality. The toe post is made from soft nylon to enhance your comfort. You'll appreciate the anatomical EVA midsole, which gives you the support you need to get through the day. The rubber outsole is siped for traction on wet or dry surfaces, so you'll always keep your feet in this superior sandal. Trust the OluKai Kulapa Kai to make your island vacation into a true paradise.

For All Weather: UGG Haylie

UGG Haylie in Red Patent Leather

UGG Haylie in Red Patent Leather. Also available in ChestnutNavy Patent, and more

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When you plan your dream vacation, there's one thing you can't always predict: the weather. Especially if you're traveling somewhere notoriously rainy, like the U.K., you'll want to pack some waterproof gear. We've got just the thing: The UGG Haylie waterproof loafer! This loafer is reminiscent of everyone's fall favorite, the duck boot, but provides a more all-seasons look and feel. The Haylie's upper is made from waterproof, seam-sealed full-grain or patent leather. But the Haylie is more than just moisture-repelling good looks—inside, this loafer features luxurious, dreamlike comfort. The Haylie's softness comes from its UGGpure™ wool lining and Waterguard insole with Pedair foam. You can trust the cork-infused Spider Rubber outsole to provide durability and optimal traction.

We love the UGG Haylie for its unique design and adaptable style, but it's also an eminently practical choice for travel. The Red Patent colorway keeps it fun and bold, so you'll draw admiring eyes wherever you go. Pack the Haylie (and a matching umbrella), and you might find yourself actually hoping for a day of inclement weather.

For Just About Anything: Munro Traveler

Munro Traveler in Black Stretch Fabric     Munro Traveler in Grey Stretch Fabric

Munro Traveler in Black Stretch Fabric and Grey Stretch Fabric. Also available in Navy Stretch Fabric and Stone Stretch Fabric in limited quantities.

Of course, we can't talk about the best shoes for travel without mentioning the classic Munro Traveler. We've highlighted this slip-on before on the blog because of its versatility and comfort. The Traveler is a season-to-season favorite among Munro fans, who wear it for occasions far beyond actual travel. Munro shoes are available in extended sizes and widths, so anyone can enjoy the Traveler's simple style. No matter where you're headed to enjoy your time off, the Munro Traveler is sure to be your new favorite companion. This smart slip-on can be dressed up or down and has the comfort you crave when you're constantly on the go.

What's so amazing about the Munro Traveler? Plenty! The Traveler's upper is made from comfy stretch fabric, so it couldn't be easier to slip on and off, while leather at the heel keeps it stable. Inside you'll find a moisture-wicking knit lining that cuddles your foot and keeps it dry, plus a removable footbed to accommodate custom orthotics. All this rests on the exclusive Munro Tech Sole, which is lightweight, flexible, durable, shock-absorbent, and traction-enhancing. To top it all off, the Munro Traveler is made in the USA, so our U.S. customers can show off superb American craftsmanship while they're abroad. Anyone who travels regularly NEEDS the Munro Traveler in their closet. Once you try it, you'll understand why! 

Learn more about this all-star slip-on in our Product Spotlight: Munro Traveler post.

Got travel plans this summer? Tell us where you're going (and which shoes are getting you there)! If you're not sure which shoe is right for you, you can browse all our women's shoes, or give our customer service line a call at 1-800-705-SHOE (7463) and they'll be happy to help you find the perfect pair. Safe travels!