A lifetime of travel has taught me a few important life lessons. One of the most critical is that comfort on the road is no small deal. Finding the best shoes for travelling is a big factor in achieving a level of comfort that will keep you going down miles of cobblestone alleyways or theme park streets on your travels.
While they may not be the only shoes to grace your feet on a given journey, Birkenstocks should become your go-to travel shoe. Overall comfort, support, and fashionability are just a few of the eight reasons why Birkenstocks are among the best shoes for travelling that you can buy.
There are loads of colour combinations and Birkenstock styles to choose from, for women, men and kids. They even have waterproof varieties for playground splash pads or garden work. Though I may be a late convert, I am infatuated with my white Gizeh Birks. They’ve served me so well on long city walks, at fancy tropical restaurants, even dancing at the club.
Comfort + Support
The shoe’s footbed contours to your arches and supports where it should. Whoever said Chucks are great travel shoes for walking miles down cobblestone streets in Rome (or wherever), has never done it for six hours and enjoyed it. Unless they’re 18 years old. If you want comfort and support when you’re clocking those 10,000 steps on the road, Birkenstocks are where it’s at.
Birks Look Great with Skirts + Jeans + Shorts
There are so many colours and design choices, you can pair Birkenstocks with any clothing item and look good. In Vancouver, you’ll even see them worn about town in winter. While I don’t recommend pairing them with a winter coat, Birkenstocks do look fetching with skirts, shorts, and both boyfriend and skinny jeans.
Easy at the Airport
Easy peasy, just slip on, slip off, at airport security screenings. No annoying laces or zippers to do up while you try to gather all of your stuff and wandering family members.
Perfect in the City
When walking in cities, Birkenstocks provide the perfect arch support for comfort, and enough fashion to be au courant for stops at cafes and bistros. And not just in Germany.
Perfect for a Day at the Beach
Birks are sandals as much as shoes, so of course they’re perfect for the beach or poolside.
You can Play Dress Up
Yes! You can pair Birkenstocks with evening clothes for a night on the town or at the club. You’ll look good and be comfortable dancing all night long. Double happiness.
They Can Last Forever
Birkenstocks can be repaired as the soles wear out. You may want to mix it up with new colours and designs over time. But it’s good to know that these shoes were built to last and will take you just about anywhere your travels take you.
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Do you love your Birkenstocks for travel? Share your shoe-tastic travel tips in the comments.