Shoes—they’re the bane of every traveler’s packing list. Or is that just me?
No matter how many times I pack my suitcase, I always pause when it comes to the shoes. Should I bring trainers for active days and heavy, clunky boots for hiking? What about traveling to cities in the fall or winter—do I need a second pair of cuter, trendier boots for all of those afternoons of museum hopping?
If you’ve ever packed for Europe or South America in the colder months, alternating between nights out in the city and daytime hikes, you probably feel my pain here.
But, I’ve learned a valuable lesson in my years of travel.
Wherever you’re going—whether it’s Florence in the winter, Geneva in the spring, or Tokyo in the fall—a pair of comfy, trendy travel boots are a must-have, in my book. Your feet will thank you after your third consecutive day of non-stop sightseeing, and you (hopefully) won’t stand out as another tourist walking around in your white sneakers.
Unfortunately, it seems incredibly difficult to come across the perfect balance of that ideal boot trifecta: comfort, style, and practicality.
Difficult, yes—but not impossible.
I’ve found that when it comes to boots, you don’t always have to choose between walking pretty and having blister-free feet at the end of the day. Sure, it’s a challenge to find a good pair of walking boots that can double as trendy footwear for a night on the town, but it can be done!
I’ve spent an almost embarrassing amount of time looking for the perfect pair of versatile travel boots over the last year or so, and I’ve consolidated all of my top finds into this post. Hopefully, this trendy travel boot list will save you hours of painstakingly sorting through page after page of online shopping search results for “comfy practical stylish boot” and you’ll find something here that suits your needs—or at least sparks some boot-inspiration.
Hush Puppies Mazin Cayto Ankle Bootie
Earth Summit Women’s Boot
Tretorn Lina Boot
Teva Women’s Delavina Boot
Fringe Ankle Bootie
Sam Edelman Tinsley Rain Boot
Modcloth Casual Influence Boot in Cognac
Sole Society Natasha
Dansko ‘Rosa’ Chelsea Rain Boot
Roxy Bancroft Boots
JBU Parker Boot
Rocket Dog Thunder
Hush Puppies Women’s Dorris Fairley Ankle Boot
Clarks Faralyn May Waterproof Knee High Boot