The Most Walkable Shoes (That Are Also Gorgeous)
Sure, you could lace up your favorite supportive workout sneakers for a city-wide walking tour of Florence…but you’re more fashionable than that. Here, 16 shoes that are super cute and super comfortable (including recommendations from Meghan Markle and Angelina Jolie).
Beige and Gold
One reviewer said she wore these beauties every day during a trip to Portugal and, despite not having time to break them in beforehand, came home without a single blister. She now wears them on regular three-plus-mile strolls, so, yeah, we’re in.
They’re just as comfortable as your favorite summer sandals, but a bazillion times cuter. Plus, the backs fold down for an easy slip-on look if you want to switch things up.
Angelina Jolie has been spotted in these cuties at multiple airports around the globe. So we’ll talk a pair in every color, thanks.
A stretchy elastic ankle loop will keep these from slipping off as you run around and the soft leather upper needs little to no breaking in.
42 Gold ($89)
Fun fact: These sleek flats are actually water shoes made from fast-drying neoprene with a grippy rubber sole so you won’t slip as you climb over rocky beaches or cobblestone streets.
Sea Star Beachwear ($96)
We already know Meghan Markle is a fan, so really what more reason do we need to stock up?
Great for the gal who prefers to borrow from the boys. While these might look like your run-of-the-mill office-appropriate oxfords, they’re actually made of super-light, breathable leather and feature a comfy cushioned sole.
Cole Haan ($180)
While it’s true you can never go wrong with a classic ankle boot, we’d say it’s doubly true if that boot is also waterproof. If ever there was a pair of boots made for walking, it’d be these.
The brand works with a team of podiatrists on every single design, so even though these metallic sandals don’t look like they’d offer much in the way of support, they’re guaranteed to keep your feet happy no matter how many hours you spend combing through museums.
Can’t decide between bringing booties or flats? Why not combine them into one super-cool, relaxed bandel? Soot? We’re still working on the name, but in any event, these slip-ons will get you where you want to go.
Free People ($168)
True, these strappy flats don’t look like they’d last very long, but Rockport’s retention-foam insoles really will stand up to whatever is on your itinerary. Plus a zipper at the back makes these much easier to take on and off than fussing with tiny buckles.
Tan Boat Shoes
Sketchers has an entire GoWalk collection with styles meant to be worn for the long haul, but these preppy boat shoes are probably our favorite of the bunch.
Everyone’s favorite camping water shoe is having real fashion-forward moment. The Original Universal sandal is one of the brand’s top sellers and the bright all-white version is definitely one of the coolest colors out there.
Ankle Strap Booties
Another podiatrist-approved shoe brand, Vionic makes weather-resistant booties with something called Orthaheel Technology, which is designed to support and stabilize your feet.
The memory foam footbed will have you feeling like you’re walking on clouds. Or at least very plush mattresses.
Subtle Gold Slides
The buttery, soft leather will make you feel like you’re wearing your slippers all day long. And if that’s not the dream, we don’t know what is.