Going to Europe Ladies? Here are the Best Travel Shoes

Best Travel Shoes

You’ve planned your trip to Europe and it’s coming up quick? The only thing left to do now is pack. As a woman you want to look your best, especially if you’re visiting one or several of Europe's high fashion capitals. But when it comes time to choosing the best travel shoes, well it can get complicated.

Travelling around Europe means walking, a lot of walking. Oh those terrible and beautiful cobbled stoned streets will make you regret those red bottoms.  So what are the best walking shoes for Europe that won't have you missing out on all the cafés, museums, cathedrals and those wonderfully winding cobble stoned ruelles? Well, I've done the research for you and come up with more than a few suggestions for best women's walking shoes for travel while in Europe and for every scenario.

The Best Walking Shoes for Travel:

A comfortable, fashionable, breathable, waterproof, lightweight, slip resistant shoe works for Spring Summer or Fall. All this in a shoe? Impossible you say? Well I've uncovered ten seriously amazing  travel shoes that check all of these boxes ladies. …

1. Clarks Women's Petrina Rhea Espadrille Sandal

Clarks Women's Petrina Rhea Espadrille Sandal

When in Mediterranean countries, nothing says native like an espadrille.

This is a cute women's espadrille. The 100% cotton fabric upper has great breathability. A slip-on closure ensures easy on-easy off, adjustability and a snug fit. Even the inner lining has maximum breathability which is made of PU. The insole is Ortholite so it provides extraordinary cushioning support and wicks away moisture keeping your foot cool and dry. The inner lining isn't the only component using PU. The midsole is PU and provides maximum shock absorption. With a rubber outsole, it offers amazing grip hence slip resistance.

And the shoe is quite flexible offering foot strike support. Its a super versatile shoe. Wear them with a short skirt or long pants.

2. Rockport Women's Total Motion 55 millimeter Stone Ankle Wedge Sandal

Rockport Women's Total Motion

This is a seriously cute shoe.

The Rockport Total Motion Stone Ankle strap offers flexibility, stability and comfort. With a TPU midsole and Adiprene by Adidas foot-bed, strolling in these sandals will be like a walk in the clouds.

Its versatile; perfect for serious and casual affairs alike.

3. Naturalizer Women's Justify Slip-On

Naturalizer Women's Justify Slip-On

Naturalizer's Justify Slip On is an easy no fuss and versatile walking shoe.

This women's slip-on has a leather and stretch fabric upper. It features Nauralizer's award winning N5 technology and with a super comfortable cushioned insole will absolutely pamper your feet. The outsole is both flexible and rigid providing support and stability.

The low heel that will relieve pressure on your heels as you walk those cobbled streets.

4. Rockport Women's Total Motion Ballet Flat

Rockport Women's Total Motion Ballet Flat

Another slip on but this one from Rockport has a more casual look than Naturalizer's Justify. This ballet flat is fun and sporty.

The upper is made from high quality leather, the foot bed is made with Adidas' adiPrene technology, the gold standard for footwear cushioning. It also has a foam-backed lining. The toe box is round and features tonal topline stitching. The midsole has a support plate that does not in any way hamper flexibility while offering maximum shock absorption. The synthetic sole is designed for flexibility as well as it is slip resistant.

I love this color because it just goes with everything but it also comes in eight other color options. 

My Picks for Best Shoes for Walking All Day:

Yes walking all day seeing the sights takes a toll on the ol French pedicure and we can't have that, so here are my picks for best walking shoes for all day sightseeing. 

5. Clarks Women's Haley Stork Loafer

Clarks Women's Haley Stork Loafer

When you plan to do some serious all day sight seeing, this loafer promises to take the best care of your feet. Its sporty and sleek.

The upper is made of 100% Nubuck full grain leather for comfort and long lasting durability. The slip-on closure is secure while offering easy on easy off. The inner lining made of PU and fabric and it offers maximum breathability. The insole is features an Ortholite cushion so providing optimum cushioning as well as moisture management and its conveniently detachable.The TPR outsole gives amazing grip and flexibility.

Sport these with a casual look like jeans or Capris.

6. Dr. Scholls Women's Florence MT Fashion Sneaker

Dr. Scholl's Women's Florence MT Fashion Sneaker

Dr. Scholls Florence behaves like a sneaker but does not look like a traditional sneaker which I love this quality.

Its upper is made of stretch jersey fabric and suede. The detailed and elastic instep strap allows for a perfect fit. The insole is made with a gel cushion providing the comfort and the textile lining gives the breathability, taken together makes for a comfortable, moisture free shoe. The Florence has an EVA traction outsole that is both strong and supple giving flexibility and slip resistance.

This sneaker also comes in black and grey.

7. Rockport Women's Truwalk Zero II Wingtip Mesh Shoe

Rockport Women's Truwalk Zero II Wingtip Mesh Shoe

Rockport Women's Truwalk Zero II Wingtip Mesh Shoe has a cute casual style to it.

The upper is made of leather and textile. The Truwalk features an EVA midsole and outsole. The midsole also has Adidas AdiPRENE cushioning. The outsole has flex groves for foot strike support and slip resistance. Its no wonder this shoe is so highly rated as it is packed with comfort technology and quite stylish. 

A perfect choice when needing a shoe for all day comfort support.

European Walking Shoes:

There are many extremely high quality European shoe brands and they include some of the most comfortable walking shoes for travel known to man, as Europeans love to walk. Undoubtedly you've noticed how thin most European women are.  But I digress. So I thought I should include a few stylish comfy walking shoes for Europe by Europeans.

8. Lacoste Women's Marice LCR Fashion Sneaker

Lacoste Women's Marice LCR Fashion Sneaker

Lacoste is a premium French athleisure brand and they have on  offer the highly rated Lacoste Women's Marice LCR Fashion Sneaker. A simple and elegant design that is as perfect for a box seat at Roland Garros as it is a stroll on the Promenade des Anglais.

This comfortable slip on has a canvas upper. The foot-bed is Ortholite which provides maximum comfort for all day walking. The midsole is wraparound. The sole is synthetic and strongly slip resistant.

Walking the streets of Paris, Parisians will easily mistake you for a native sporting such a classic French style.

9. Rieker 49757 Mirjam 57

Rieker 49757 Mirjam 57

The German made Rieker 49757 Mirjam 57 is an incredible, low-key, stylish comfort shoe.

This mary jane style shoe has a soft supple leather upper that is lightweight with perforation details that makes for a unique look. The footbed padding offers super comfort. The velcro straps adjusting and fastening ensures a custom fit. The Rieker Mirjam features a low heel that makes the shoe versatile enough for office or after 5 wear. The outsole is flexible and lightweight,

This is a great uber comfortable shoe and  great for walking or partying.

10. Bella Vita Women's Leeza II Platform Sandal

Bella Vita Women's Leeza II Platform Sandal

This European shoe walking shoes round-up (that was a tongue twister) wouldn't be complete without a nod to Italy, the premium shoe center of the fashion universe. Nobody but nobody does style like the Italians and that includes women's shoes and this strappy handmade sandal is no exception.

It is simply bellissima!

The straps are stretchy for easy slip on and off. The cushioned foot-bed provides all-day comfort. Even the sole is man-made sole. Its dressy casual. Great for an elegant dinner on a beautiful terrace. It can also hold up well in the comfort department if you find yourself wearing them most of day. They come is five colors total and the price is great for a handmade shoe.


There you have it, a list of good walking shoes for travel. These picks represent the best travel shoes available as there is something for everyone as far as being comfortable, fashion forward, breathable,  lightweight and slip resistant. Now go have fun. And if you plan on hitting the beach or go for a hike check out our sandal guide.

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