The Best Shoes for Travel-Flats to Keep You Stylish and Comfortable on the Go

As a frequent traveler one of the most important decisions when packing is what shoes to bring. Dress them up or go casual; flats are lightweight, versatile and always have a place in my suitcase but finding a comfortable pair can be a bit tricky. I’ve done the legwork and rounded up some of my favorite flats for you guys and because there is no single best shoe for every foot I’ve included a mix of shoes that offer great arch support, cloud-like cushioning or a minimal profile. Whether your travels include exploring the cobblestone streets of Rome,sailing off the coast of Cape Cod or wine tasting in California I’ve got your shoe needs covered. These stylish yet comfy flats are no doubt some of the best shoes for travel.

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Nisolo Smoking Shoe

Nisolo Smoking Shoe-The Best Shoes for Travel:Flats to Keep You Stylish and Comfortable on the Go www.casualtravelist.com

I am a huge fan of Nisolo’s handmade leather shoes and my current favorite is the patent leather smoking shoe. The minimalist design is modern and timeless while the soft cushioned interior keeps you stylishly comfortable after hours on your feet. Nisolo’s commitment to their artisans in Peru, Mexico and Kenya makes these shoes fashion you can feel good about.

Lucky Brand Emmie Flat

Lucky Brand Emmie Flat-The Best Shoes for Travel:Flats to Keep You Stylish and Comfortable on the Go www.casualtravelist.com

Cute, comfortable, feminine and available in nearly every color of the rainbow Lucky Brand’s Emmie is an affordable basic that belongs in every closet.

Cole Haan Tali Bow Ballet Flat

Cole Haan Tali Bow Flat-The Best Shoes for Travel:Flats to Keep You Stylish and Comfortable on the Go www.casualtravelist.com

Cole Haan beautifully marries comfort and style in their Tali Bow Ballet Flat. With a variety of pretty colors and patterns this is my go-to shoe when I need something dressy but heels are out of the question.

TOMS Jutti Flat

TOMS Jutti Flat-The Best Shoes for Travel:Flats to Keep You Stylish and Comfortable on the Go www.casualtravelist.com

The Jutti Flat by TOMS is just as comfortable as their ubiquitous slip-ons with an extra dose of style. As with all of their shoes with every pair purchased TOMS will donate a pair to a child in need.

Margaux

Margaux-The Best Shoes for Travel:Flats to Keep You Stylish and Comfortable on the Go www.casualtravelist.com

A beautiful ballet flat that fits well is deceptively hard to get right. Enter Margaux. Handcrafted ballet flats are made with sumptuous Italian suede and available in 15 colors, 17 sizes and 3 widths offering classic style for just about everyone. Still can’t find the size you’re looking for? Margaux also offers a custom, made-to-measure option for their elegant flats.

Dr.Scholl’s Friendly

Dr. Scholl's Friendly-The Best Shoes for Travel:Flats to Keep You Stylish and Comfortable on the Go www.casualtravelist.com

With a memory fit insole the casually chic Friendly flat by Dr. Scholl’s will be your feet’s new bff.

Geox Lamulay Ballet Flat

Geox Lamulay Flat-The Best Shoes for Travel:Flats to Keep You Stylish and Comfortable on the Go www.casualtravelist.com

Let’s face it, no one likes a pair of shoes that leave your feet sweaty, clammy and literally a hot mess. Known for comfort, breathability and sustainability the Geox Lamulay ballet flat may become your new favorite shoe.

Softwalk Napa

Softwalk Napa-The Best Shoes for Travel:Flats to Keep You Stylish and Comfortable on the Go www.casualtravelist.com

Featuring a memory foam insole and a classic captoe design in over 30 colors and prints the Softwalk Napa is the ballet flat you never knew you needed.

Rothy’s

Rothy's-The Best Shoes for Travel:Flats to Keep You Stylish and Comfortable on the Go www.casualtravelist.com

The comfort of a sneaker with the style of a flat and earth-friendly to boot, Rothy’s is the total package. Made from recycled water bottles these cute flats are moisture-wicking, machine washable and designed for all day comfort.

Sperry 

Sperry-The Best Shoes for Travel:Flats to Keep You Stylish and Comfortable on the Go www.casualtravelist.com

With a cushioned foot bed, arch support and a timeless silhouette  Sperry’s iconic boat shoes are classics that will have you dreaming of summers on the coast.

Vionic Lucinda

Vionic Lucinda

Developed by an Australian podiatrist to promote proper foot and ankle alignment, Vionic shoes boast form and function. Take the Vionic Lucinda, a cute almond toe lace up that will have you walking on cloud nine.

Born Julianne Flat

Born Julianne-The Best Shoes for Travel:Flats to Keep You Stylish and Comfortable on the Go www.casualtravelist.com

Born shoes have long had a reputation for combining style and comfort. Crafted of buttery leather with cloud-like cushioning in a classic feminine silhouette, the Born Juliette flats are the shoes you’ll never want to take off.

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What are your favorite flats for travel? Please share in the comments!

44 Comments on “The Best Shoes for Travel-Flats to Keep You Stylish and Comfortable on the Go

  1. I have really wide feet and so it is always a struggle for me to find shoes that are both practical and cute with a sundress for example- thank you for sharing- I’m checking a few of them out now! 🙂

    • Vionic does, while Nisolo and Geox are more cushioned. Vionic has a ton of different styles designed by a prominent orthotic designer.

  2. Ah I love this. Never knew TOMs had such cute flats. Definitely going to have to look into those! Thanks!

    • I have a pair and you would never guess they were TOMS, I always get compliments on them.

  3. I’m a shoe whore of the highest order. And it is tricky to find good travel flats that are also good for walking. I always look for a more sturdy sole and a bit of cushion.

    • Cole Haan flats have a surprising amount of cusion for how low profile they are.

  4. These looks so stylish and comfortable. They also look like they would be light in your suitcase. It seems like, if I want a night out when I travel, I have to take heavy girl shoes. They are hard to pack and hard to walk around from public transit. Any of these would make great options.
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  5. Good ones! I always bring one pair of white sneakers and another pair of black then flip flops. COmfy and can go a long way to being stylish. 🙂

    • Definitely need to bring shoes that can perform multiple purposes.

  6. I love my TOMS. So comfortable. Easy to wear. Easy to wash!

  7. It’s like you read my mind! I need some new flats. My current favorites are comfy for walking but not stylish in the slightest. I just get a little sticker shock sometimes but the Luckys you recommended seem like a good balance!

    • My feet are one place I don’t mind spending a little extra.

  8. Your post is extremely useful. My main problem when traveling is finding the best shoes as I tend to walk a lot and my feet hurt. I can see a couple of comfortable and yet stylish options here that I am going to look into.

  9. Great post! My eyes initially fell on the Emmie, what a beautiful bright color. But my sensible side went for the Dr. Scholl’s. I suppose you don’t have to pack just one … 😉

  10. Honestly listed out here. Everyone looks comfortable and stylish too. The best part about this blog is, various collections showcased with top rated brands. Surely Will purchase one among them. Thanks for the honest listing and awesome collections.

    • I adore my Rothy’s and the best thing is I can throw them right in the washing machine!

    • I’d love to hear if you get any pair that I recommended here.

  11. Love all of these shoes! I completely agree–finding shoes that are good for travel can be so hard. Thanks for sharing your favorites! I have Tieks, and I love them, but I’m always on the look out for other options–really like the Lucky Brand Emmie Flat!

  12. I used to live in stilettos and heels, until I moved to Europe. Flats are essential since I walk miles every day and cobble stones are a hazard. I can always find great flat boots and sandals, but the inbetween when its just too warm for boots but still too cold for sandals is the worst. There are a couple that I’d love from your list, though!
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  13. My sister is such a wanderlast like me. We both love adventures. This such a great find. Flat for travel? She will love it.

  14. I love, love, LOVE ballerina flats! I always make sure to bring a pair (or two) when I travel because not only are they comfortable, they’re also very versatile. I also have a couple of roll-up ones, they’re perfect for traveling light!

  15. They are so cute!!! I either wear cute but not comfy or comfy but a bit unattractive haha nice to see some better options. I’ll have to switch up my shoe wardrobe 😉

  16. I’m a big fan of Toms. They’re super comfy and I’ve walked miles in them! Plus I feel like I can dress them up or down.

  17. I have to wear comfortable shoes when traveling especially. These are really cute shoes!

  18. I’m not a tomboy but I’d prefer the “Sperry” kind of flat shoes. I don’t know, but it’s comfortable to wear and can get along with any kind of outfit that I use. Creative article though! Keep it up.

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