The Best Footwear for Summer Travel

May 15,2017 | Lifestyle

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When planning your next summer vacation, we suggest you start with your feet. We have rounded up our top choices for this summer’s best travel footwear. In addition to just being fun, a good shoe makes a big difference in your overall health and comfort. Proper footwear can ease pain throughout your body by providing necessary joint support and stability. To make your shopping painless as well, each of our picks comes with a discount for AARP members. Let’s get walking!


The Perfect Sandals


Crocs often get a bad rap as not being fashion-forward, but the Crocs Sexi Flip for women are sleek and streamlined — and can hold their own next to even the most luxury sandal brands. And, because they’re Crocs, you know they’re comfortable. There are no buckles or fasteners to rub or cause blisters and the footbed features circulation nubs for a massage-like feel. 


The Sexi Flip Flops are also formfitting and won’t fall off, which makes them perfect to wear when exploring a rocky coastline, but also cute enough to pair with a maxi dress for dinner and dancing at the tiki bar once the sun goes down.


For men, try the equally handsome and versatile Crocs Athens Flip Flops made with the same double-cushioned, extra soft footbed.


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The Perfect Hiking Boots


Whether you’re a casual walker or a weekend warrior, summer is the perfect time to hit the trail, and a comfortable, sturdy pair of hiking boots is an absolute must.


For men, we like the Newton Ridge Hiking Boot. This waterproof, mid-height boot is durable, lightweight and very comfortable, even after prolonged use. The women’s version comes in brown or gray and features a durable mix of leather and mesh.


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The Perfect Walking Shoes


No roundup of the top shoes for summer travel would be complete without a couple pairs of TOMS. Some call TOMS the quintessential travel shoes — and we can’t disagree. While the classic canvas styles are wardrobe staples, we like a bright print for our summer holiday. The new Multi Beach Stripe Women’s Palmera Espadrilles are fun and bold, yet easy-going and casual enough for both city and beachside adventures. 


The Navy Denim Men’s Culver Boat Shoes offer a pop of color on the inside, while maintaining a classic outward look. Perfect for any seafaring man. 


If you’ve never bought a pair of TOMS before, you might not know about the company’s charity commitment. TOMS works with more than 100 giving partners, and with every product you purchase, TOMS helps a person in need. 


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