Whether you’re lounging poolside or wandering cobblestone streets, these ultra-walkable shoes will help you put your best foot forward.

By Samantha Peters and Rachel Sylvester
Updated October 10, 2018
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loeffler randall knotted pool slide
Complete with a knotted tie detail and scalloped edge, these chic slides are so wearable, you'll never want to take them off. To buy: $250;
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Vacations are supposed to be for rest and relaxation—and maybe a little exploring, so the last thing you want is to be in pain with every step thanks to blisters from a poorly-planned shoe selection. To help avoid this, we’ve rounded up the most comfortable walking shoes for travel (and yes, they pair well with practically any outfit). From chic sneakers made for city sightseeing to adorable ankle strap heels great for a night out on the town, find some of our favorite picks below.

loeffler randall knotted pool slide

Loeffler Randall Pool Slide

Complete with a knotted tie detail and scalloped edge, these chic slides are so wearable, you'll never want to take them off.

To buy: $250;

leopard pointed toe mule shoe

Madewell Leopard Calf Hair Mule

Sure, these classy yet sassy leopard-print slides are less-than-subtle. But these versatile calf hair mules go with everything—from basic workwear to your best weekend-ready outfits.

To buy: $88;

vans classic slip-on sneaker

Vans Classic Slip-On Sneaker

These neutral sneakers pair well with everything, from flowy dresses to laidback denim. Plus, they feature a removable insole, so they feel just as good as they look.

To buy: $60;

Naturalizer Kinsley Dress Sandals
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Naturalizer Kinsley Dress Sandals

Featuring ultra-plush memory foam and Naturalizer’s Contour technology for added arch support, these red heels will help you dance the night away pain-free.

To buy: $89;

birkenstock metallic slip-on sandals

Birkenstock Arizona Metallic Slip-On Sandals

These on-trend metallic slides are breathable and offer easy on-and-off-access, making them the perfect poolside option.

To buy: $135;

Superga Women's Classic Lace Up Sneakers
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Superga Women's Classic Lace Up Sneakers

These Superga sneakers are Kate Middleton’s go-to for a reason. Not only do they feature a padded insole for all-day comfort, but they’re also extremely light, so they won’t weight down your suitcase when you’re packing, say, for your next royal European tour.

To buy: $65;

Blondo 'Valli' Waterproof Bootie
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Blondo 'Valli' Waterproof Bootie

Even if you’re heading somewhere tropical, there’s a small chance (sorry!) the weather won’t cooperate. These sleek, waterproof booties will keep you dry, stylish, and safe (via a textured sole for no–slip traction) during any unexpected downpours.

To buy: $150;