25 Best Walking Shoes to Wear in Italy: Spring to Summer

Deciding on the best walking shoes to wear in Italy was far more challenging than figuring out what kind of plug adapter for Italy I needed to bring. Do you choose fashion or comfort? The answer was both. Whether it’s summer or spring it’s possible to find great walking shoes that are both comfortable and cute!

For my trip summer and spring trips to Italy, I packed one fashionable tennis shoe, one pair of cute sandals and one pair of booties. It worked perfectly for me!

The Best Walking Shoes to Wear in Italy for Summer and Spring Travel

The Best Walking Shoes to Wear in Italy for Summer and Spring Travel

best SNEAKERS for italy

Clarks Women's Un Maui Lace Sneaker


Clarks Women’s Un Maui Lace Sneaker

Clarks $73.64 – $137.00

Ideal for urban explorations, these leather lace-ups provide a sporty appearance that are also comfy. Pair them with shorts or a sundress!

Women's Allbirds Wool Piper Mids


Women’s Allbirds Wool Piper Mids

Allbirds $94

Designed for everyday comfort, these Allbirds also have the perfect balance of simplicity with a little edge.

ECCO Women's Soft 7 Woven Slip-on 2.0 Sneaker


ECCO Women’s Soft 7 Woven Slip-on 2.0 Sneaker

ECCO $169.95

This lightweight slip-on sneaker has great cushioning and is super cute.

Dr. Scholl's Time Off Platform Sneaker


Dr. Scholl’s Time Off Platform Sneaker

Dr. Scholl $69.99

Infuse a touch of femininity into your sporty ensemble with the Time Off sneaker by Dr. Scholl’s.

best walking Sandals for italy

Hush Puppies Emma Cross Strap Wedge Slip-On


Hush Puppies Emma Cross Strap Wedge Slip-On

Hush Puppies $59.99

With the chunky wedge, these platform soled slip-ons give a little height, but also have the best relaxed comfort fit.

Nisolo Huarache Sandal


Nisolo Huarache Sandal

Nisolo $138.00

Originating from Mexico, the huarache has evolved into an iconic warm-weather shoe. They may take time to break in, but once they do they will be perfectly contoured to your feet.

EuroSoft Gianetta Sandals


EuroSoft Gianetta Sandals

EuroSoft $49.98

The cork midsole and cushioned footbed of these Eurosoft sandals offer the best cushioning and support.

Sorel Ella II Sandal


Sorel Ella II Sandal

Sorel $90.00

Sorel is known for having some of the best winter boots, but they also have Summer sandals! And these ones are designed specifically for women on the move.

Taos The Show Sandal


Taos The Show Sandal

Taos $140.00

This shoe provides arch and metatarsal support for improved stability. Plus, the breathable microfiber footbed lining promotes airflow.

Nisolo Go-To Platform


Nisolo Go-To Platform

Nisolo $138

These are the best shoes to wear in Italy if you plan on being on-the-go this summer. They have an easy hook and loop closure and a lightweight midsole to ensure a comfortable stride.

Sofft Evonne Women's Flat


Sofft Evonne Women’s Flat

Sofft $123.99 – $126.85

The Sofft Evonne flats combine lasting comfort with super chic style. Designed for easy wear, these flats feature a slip-on style with a back zipper closure.

Roan Irie Flat


Roan Irie Flat

Roan $78.99

This slip-on boasts a luxurious full-grain leather upper with a brushed hand finish. They add sophistication to any outfit!

comfortable Flats & Loafers

DREAM PAIRS Classic Ballet Flats


DREAM PAIRS Classic Ballet Flats


Pair these flats with everything from a pair of culottes to an Italian sundress, their versatility knows no bounds.

Vionic Kensley Loafer


Vionic Kensley Loafer

Vionic $129.99

The Kensley loafer blends both sporty and formal elements, which makes it a very unique style that makes a statement wherever you go. Plus, they can be worn both in Summer and Spring.

Dr. Scholl's Jetset Loafer


Dr. Scholl’s Jetset Loafer

Dr. Scholl’s $59.99

Experience all-day comfort with the lightweight and flexible Jetset loafer from Dr. Scholl’s. The slip-on shoe is designed for convenience, and is great for those TSA lines!

Anne Klein Everly Penny Loafer


Anne Klein Everly Penny Loafer

Anne Klein $69.99

The Anne Klein Everly penny loafer is meticulously crafted with intricate stitching and premium suede. And it’s really cute!

Kelly & Katie Aerin Sport Loafer


Kelly & Katie Aerin Sport Loafer

Kelly & Katie $59.99

Experience maximum comfort with the Aerin Sport loafer by Kelly & Katie. This pair showcases a versatile silhouette, making it effortless to style with a variety of outfits.

TOMS Alpargata Rope Espadrille Slip-On


TOMS Alpargata Rope Espadrille Slip-On

TOMS $49.99

Add a boho-chic vibe to your outfit by slipping into the Alpargata Rope Espadrille from TOMS. These slip-ons have an intricately woven exterior, adding a unique touch to your look.

Naturalizer Kristin D'Orsay Flat


Naturalizer Kristin D’Orsay Flat

Naturalizer $84.99

The leather Kristin d’Orsay flat by Naturalizer are great for those fancier Italian dinners. Plus, the foam footbed adds cushioned comfort, providing a pleasant experience with every step you take.

best BOOTS for spring in italy

Sorel Out N About Slip On Wedge II


Sorel Out N About Slip-On Wedge II

Sorel $129.89

Crafted with a combination of leather and textile materials, these shoes offer extra traction for those cobbled streets in Italy.

Timberland Cortina Valley Chelsea Boots


Timberland Cortina Valley Chelsea Boots

Timberland $160.00

The Cortina Valley boot is effortless and thoughtfully crafted with sustainability in mind. You’ll have plenty of traction with the soles too!

David Tate Tisa Bootie


David Tate Tisa Bootie

David Tate $149.99

Elevate your style with a touch of class and beauty when you slip into the Tisa bootie by David Tate. This leather ankle bootie showcases a wingtip design and intricate brogue details, exuding a tasteful and sophisticated look.

Comfortiva Rebeca Chukka Boot


Comfortiva Rebeca Chukka Boot

Comfortiva $135.99

This ankle bootie features a convenient side zipper and a front lace-up panel, ensuring an easy and secure fit. The contrast slip-resistant outsole adds both visual appeal and reliable traction, allowing you to stride through the streets of Italy with stability and poise.

Comfortiva Renny Bootie


Comfortiva Renny Bootie

Comfortiva $145.99

Crafted with a premium Italian leather upper, this ankle bootie exudes sophistication and quality.



Hush Puppies Amelia Bootie

Hush Puppies $109.99

Elevate your Spring outfits with the stylish hiker-inspired Amelia bootie by Hush Puppies. Designed with a chic aesthetic in mind, this bootie is built on a redesigned lug sole that provides a lightweight and comfortable feel.

If none of these walking shoes fit your style try some of these companies known for the quality and comfort:

When it comes to selecting the ideal walking shoes to wear in Italy, striking a balance between fashion and comfort is totally possible. Fortunately, regardless of the season, you can find an array of stylish and comfortable walking shoes. So, whether it’s spring or summer, there are plenty options available that effortlessly combine both aesthetics and practicality.

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4 thoughts on “25 Best Walking Shoes to Wear in Italy: Spring to Summer”

  1. Soooo… which shoes do you recommend after returning?  I am spending a week in Cinque Terre only (ok, one night in Pisa at the end) and am not sure what to take.  Found the cute hiking shoes and thought about a pair of chaco sandals with rugged soles that might pass for dressy at night?  How dressy is the night life there? Space in luggage limited so I don't want to pack the wrong clothes. Great blog.  Glad I found it by accident. Lisa

    • How exciting that you will be going to Cinque Terre! The nightlife there was pretty casual, especially since many visitors were hikers too. I think one hiking shoe and a sandal that could be worn at night time would be perfect. Your feet will be grateful if they are comfortable! I brought a pairs of heels with me that I didn’t even take out of my suitcase. Even when we went to a nicer restaurant, there was way too much walking on cobbled streets for heels. Have a great time and let me know if you have any other questions.

  2. Luggage will probably be your best friend when you travel. Don\’t pick just a cheap piece of luggage. Pick a product known for quality, such as Samsonite or Wenger luggage.


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