They're stylish and incredibly comfortable.
There's no better test for a shoe's comfort and durability than a vacation. When you're spending most of the day walking, wandering unfamiliar streets, and getting lost in a new place, a reliable pair of sneakers is your best travel companion. And when you want to avoid looking like a tourist, a pair of kicks that are as stylish as they are cozy is crucial. Considering this, it's no wonder I met my favorite pair of comfy sneakers while studying abroad.
Walking around Paris in springtime, I noticed that all of the women seemed to be wearing the same brand of comfy canvas Bensimon sneakers. Sold in a rainbow of colors and styles ranging from trendy high-tops to casual slip-ons, I knew I had to try a pair. After my first pair of light gray high-tops, I was sold. Since then, I've bought multiple pairs in several styles, and they've joined me on countless beach trips and walks around the city. They're lightweight enough to throw in a carry-on bag, and cute enough to wear with a spring dress. If you're still looking for the ultimate pair of weekend sneakers, your search is over. To skip the international shipping, shop some of our favorites available on Amazon, below, or visit bensimon.com for the full line.
Tennis Elastique Sneakers
Similar to Keds but with that certain French je ne sais quoi, Bensimons are a wear-anywhere tennis shoe. For a pair that will look adorable with everything from floaty sundresses to a bathing suit at the beach, opt for this minimalist white pair of slip-on sneakers.
To buy: $39; amazon.com.
Gray Tennis Elly Sneakers
These breathable sneakers are the best springtime and summer shoes. You'll probably want to grab a few in different colors, because chances are you'll want to wear them every single day.
To buy: From $53; amazon.com.
Navy Elastique Sneakers
Navy blue Bensimons are the ideal footwear for beach trips, island vacations, or laid-back staycations this summer.
To buy: $56; amazon.com.