I love shoes. Unfortunately, now I’m paying for years of high heels and cheap but fashionable footwear. Like many middle-agers, I need to be careful about what I wear.
When travelling with airline luggage weight restrictions, you have to choose your shoes carefully. Footwear must be comfortable, have good support and be versatile.
I’ve become a huge fan of Mephisto shoes which carry both women’s and men’s styles. Although they’re not cheap, it's money well spent. In Canada, a pair of sandals usually starts around $170.00 but are often 40-50% less in Europe. This is true for many high-quality, European brand shoes. I always save space in my suitcase to bring back one or two pairs.
If you're going on a trip that includes a lot of walking, don’t cheap out on your shoes. There's nothing like sore feet to ruin a fabulous vacation.
Kimberly Scutt lives in Southern Ontario with her husband and two boys. When not dreaming or planning her next vacation, Kimberly spends her time writing travel guides for kids and running a marketing/special events company. She is currently putting the final touches on her “Kid’s Guide to Venice” and writing a “Kid’s Guide to Hawaii.”
Kimberly is not currently affiliated with any travel service or product.