These stylish and travel-friendly shoes for Europe that been in my suitcase have held up to the task. They’ve seen some serious mileage here and along the way have been exactly what I needed. I’ve always been a comfort over style and as of late, I’ve searched out shoes that look as great as they feel.
You’ll find the same brands below and it’s for good reason. I’ve tried a range of brands and trust me when I say these shoes listed below have been perfect for the time here. For our three months in Europe, I only brought a small selection of shoes. Thankfully I only have had to buy one pair along the way (needed to replace a white sneaker!).
Take a look at the shoes I’ve been traveling with in Europe.
Stylish and Travel-friendly Shoes for Europe
Take a look around in Europe and you’ll see just about everyone in a sneaker. This trip I brought two pairs with me. I brought a pair of classic Vans and a Nike cross trainer because they go everywhere with me. On arrival, I wanted to get a pair of white sneakers, so I headed straight to Massimo Dutti for this pair as I love their elevated style for classics. The other white sneakers I love are these Converse and these adorable Kaanas.
The army boot.
The next classic pair that I can wear for miles, is this black army boot by Steve Madden. I’ve worn them into the ground and I can go for miles. I love how they pair well with not only pants but long skirts and dresses too. I also love this army boot and this other pair.
The heeled boot.
When Soludos launched their fall collection, I was all over it. This heeled boot has been fun to dress up with and wear around town. The extra thick heel also helps for stability on all of the cobblestone here. I also love their flat version as well with a small heel.
If there’s one thing that’s in every suitcase, it’s a pair of espadrilles. My tried and true (and wallet friendly) is Soludos. I usually have one of their classics and I frequently travel with their lace-up sneaker looking version. I also added a slide into the collection this year as well.
The black short heeled sandal.
It’s rare you’ll find me in high shoes while traveling, but I also have my “nice” sandals for those times I need to dress up. They go well with jeans and dresses. I’m a huge fan of these Sam Edelmans because they’re comfortable and in a good price range.
The easy to pack rubber flip-flop.
I always have a pair of Havaianas. They’re thin, they’re great to walk in to a while, and work well for the beach/those showers you don’t want to be barefoot in. I never leave home without them.
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