The Most Comfortable and Stylish Walking Shoes for Women Who Love to Travel (2024)

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These shoes were made for walking … in style, around the world, and anywhere in between. Whether you’re planning a vacation, staycation or a road trip around the nation, we’ve rounded up the most stylish walking shoes for wherever your travels may take you.

From one of Gwyneth Paltrow’s favorite sneaker brands to Kerry Washington and Drew Barrymore’s matching sandals, this list includes the coolest footwear out there. Whether you’re looking for a trendy take on athletic shoes or classic designs that can be worn for years to come, look no further than this list, which includes shoes from luxury labels like Loewe and On’s cool collab, Stuart Weitzman, Chanel, Veronica Beard and Tory Burch as well as mainstay staples from Hoka, Nike, New Balance and more.

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We’ve also included limited edition designs from APL and The Great’s collaboration with Birkenstock as well as more obscure shoe selections from Freda Salvador, Sarah Flint and Axel Arigato. Ahead, dive right into our favorite fashionable footwear for your next getaway and shop some of the best women’s shoes for traveling.

Stuart Weitzman 5050 Sneakers

$275 at Stuart Weitzman

New York footwear label Stuart Weitzman’s sleek 5050 sneaker is crafted by artisans in Italy and features a combination of leather with a lightweight knit fabric, breathable mesh lining and suede panels. Inspired by the brand’s signature 5050 boot, the slip-on sneaker’s hidden insole provides height and a dose of stylish sportiness.

Most stylish sandals for traveling

The Great x Birkenstock Arizona Sandals

$325 at the Great

The Great’s Meritt Elliott and Emily Current collaborated with Birkenstock on a limited-edition line of Jackson Pollock-esque sandals, which Kerry Washington recently gifted Drew Barrymore during a visit to her talk show. Beloved by the likes of Mandy Moore and Hilary Duff, these hand-painted designs are as chic as they are comfortable thanks to each piece’s soft, contoured footbed. The Arizona sandal in tobacco with its hand-painted tooled vine design is one of our favorites from the capsule collection.

Saysh Two Sneaker

Designed by Olympic gold medalistAllyson Felix, the Saysh Two Sneaker is chic and lightweight. It’s perfect for travel and is durable enough to withstand everyday wear and tear.

Nike Air Max SC Sneakers

Buy at Nike $78

For an effortlessly sporty look, Nike’s Air Max SC sneakers boast a cool athletic silhouette with the brand’s comfortable Air cushioning — plus it’s made fro 20 percent recycled materials. It’s lightweight and durable, so it can keep up with all of the steps you’re getting in on your travels.

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SeaVees Royal Runners

$100 at SeaVees

If Gwyneth Paltrow is a fan, you know it’s a wardrobe staple. The brand’s Royal Runner is reportedly one of her favorite styles, and features a beautiful recycled nylon and suede material. The shoe is particularly comfortable thanks to its cozy memory foam footbed. Added bonus: SeaVees donates one percent of its annual revenue to environmental causes through nonprofit 1% For The Planet.

Axel Arigato Genesis Vintage Runner Sneaker

$290 at Shopbop

Designed by Albin Johansson and Max Svärdh, these Axel Arigato Genesis Vintage Runner Sneakers are made in Portugal from recycled polyester and repurposed leather —making it a great eco-conscious option. (Depending on your size, there are other equally stylish alternatives on sale, too.)

APL TechLoom Zipline Sneaker

APL is known for its fashion-forward sneakers. The brand’s TechLoom Zipline style is a running shoe with a patented midsole for added comfort. We’re partial to this limited-edition navy and red ribbed design, which was created in honor of the F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix.

New Balance Unisex 327 Sneakers

$100 at New Balance

$100 at Nordstrom

As affordable as it is stylish, New Balance’s 327 Sneaker features a ’70s vibe with heritage-inspired details. It comes in an array of colorways to suit your aesthetic.

On x Loewe Cloudtilt Sneakers

$490 at Net-a-Porter

For an effortless IYKYK finish to your travel ‘fits, look to Loewe’s latest collab with performance footwear brand On. The limited-edition On x Loewe Cloudtilt sneakers are made with recycled material that add comfortable stretch, while the silhouette is infused with both brands’ undeniable style codes (Loewe’s artful touch with On’s high-performance design).

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Freda Salvador Eda d’Orsay Sneaker

It’s no surprise that one of Freda Salvador’s best-selling shoes is their slip-on Eda d’Orsay Sneaker. The classic design features a twist courtesy of the San Francisco label’s signature cut out. Meanwhile, the shoe’s padded leather footbed makes these a go-to piece for when you’re on the go and in the world.

Chanel Lambskin & Suede Calfskin Sneakers

$1,250 at Chanel

If you’re looking for a playful yet sophisticated splurge, Chanel’s in dark pink, gray, and black are an example of French luxury at its finest. These shoes are made for walking… straight to the hotel spa.

Veronica Beard Valentina Sneaker

$295 at Veronica Beard

Veronica Beard may be best known for their dickey jackets, but their elegant footwear is equally iconic. The label’s Valentina sneaker is a feminine take on an athletic shoe courtesy of its interlocking V design with black leather and suede detail. Meanwhile, its cushioned sole provides comfort and a slight lift. You can also feel good about the purchase because the company partners with causes — like No Child Hungry — each quarter to support women, children and families in need.

Cariuma Salvas Black Leather Sneakers

$129 at Cariuma

Eco-conscious label Cariuma has been worn by Dame Helen Mirren and Jon Hamm and partnered with starry club San Vicente Bungalows. The brand’s Salvas sneakers (available in other colors and materials) are a modern much-needed everyday shoe and feature an LWG-certified pebbled leather outer, cork and bio-based foam insoles, recycled mesh lining and a slip-resistant rubber sole. Light, comfortable and well-constructed, the sneaker can be dressed up or dressed down – depending on where the day may take you.

Tory Burch Ladybug Sneakers

$288 at Tory Burch

Tory Burch’s vintage-inspired Ladybug Sneakers feature a gorgeous leather bourbon colorway with hand-stitched details, an exaggerated sole and cushioned footbed.

Sarah Flint Wanderlust Oxfords

$395 at Sarah Flint

New York designer Sarah Flint’s footwear is the epitome of fashionable comfort — and her Wanderlust Oxfords fall perfectly in step with that philosophy. Inspired by a classic menswear silhouette, the shoe comes in a leather, calf or haircalf upper with chic grosgrain laces and a removable leather footbed for added anatomical arch support.

The Most Comfortable and Stylish Walking Shoes for Women Who Love to Travel (2024)


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