(Don’t worry—they’re cute!)
Getting ready to take off on your next weekend getaway? With temperatures reaching an all-year high, summer is the time to plan an adventure. But as much as we look forward to leaving our everyday lives and taking off on a vacation, air travel means one unavoidable inconvenience: the security checkpoint.
When heading to the airport, the screening process is always chaotic. How many of us have found ourselves struggling through security trying to lace up a sneaker or buckle a tricky sandal? Been there, done that! To make your summer getaways as easy as can be, we hunted down the best shoes for traveling. From metallic slides to eye-catching mules and super comfortable loafers, these six pairs of shoes were made for the jetsetter in all of us (even if you’re just heading home for the weekend). The easy-on, easy-off styles work well with nearly anything in your suitcase and, of course, they’re chic to boot.
South Parade Star Embroidered Espadrilles
With woven rope bottoms and non-slip rubber soles, espadrilles are something every woman-on-the-go needs. A breathable canvas construction means ultimate comfort on even the warmest days. For a more interesting take on a traditional pair, opt for a style with a fun detail, like these embroidered stars.
To buy: $98; shopbop.com.
Ann Taylor Slides
You’ll breeze through the security line in this style (the name speaks for itself—“slide”). The soft metallic gold tone acts like a neutral, so it will pair easily with whatever you’ve packed, whether jeans and a tee or a pretty sundress. A tiny wooden heel gives a subtle lift that won’t sacrifice your comfort, too.
To buy: $98; anntaylor.com.
Nike Air Huarache Sneakers
Ever wanted to wear sneakers while traveling, but hate tying and untying them when going through security? These shoes are for you. They pair the support of your favorite running shoes with the ease of your favorite slip-ons. Made from a super stretchy fabric, simply pop them on and off. Available in seven other colors.
To buy: $110; nike.com.
Figue Pom-Pom Mules
These pom-pom embellished mules are not only super comfortable, they’re also the answer to all of your style needs. And though this pair might be a bit on the pricier side, the punch they deliver is well worth the splurge. From the plane to the beach to the bar, consider them the ultimate vacation shoe.
To buy: $295; jcrew.com.
M. Gemi Stellato Loafers
Opt for something a little more sophisticated with these dusty pink loafers. Made out of super soft suede and Italian leathers, this pair was created for the woman who wishes she could wear slippers to the airport, but still look polished. Now you (basically) can. Available in seven other colors.
To buy: $228; mgemi.com.