Blisters. The worst thing that could possibly happen to you while traveling (aside from missing your flight or forgetting your passport). You know the feeling: five blocks into your walk to the top museum/breathtaking vista/historical site, your heels start to throb, your toes pinch together, and death (for your feet) seems imminent.
Avoid this issue altogether by actually packing shoes you know won't hurt your feet. Yes, those strappy stilettos are cute, but are they comfortable? I think not. Opt instead for stylish sneakers, sandals with a kitten heel, and cushioned slides. Bring one of the guaranteed-not-to-make-you-limp pairs from each of the three categories below, and you'll be set footwear-wise—no matter what you've decided to do with your days off.
Your “I’m Going Sightseeing” Shoes
If you need a good boot option, check out this pair from Acne Studios. Not only does the black ankle boot match everything in your carry-on, but it'll also look sleek and stylish in photos. Wear it under a floral dress or with cropped jeans.
Your Semi-Fancy “I'm Heading to Dinner” Shoes
The straps of lace-up shoes have a tendency to slip down your ankles as you shimmy along; not the case with this thin but sturdy buckle clasp. Plus, the 2.5-inch kitten heel gives you a height boost without keeping you painfully on your tip-toes.
Your “I'm Ready for Instagram” Shoes
If your outfits need a little more color, I know just the shoes to get. This mule has it all: minty two-tone green hues, a hemisphered ball heel, and a transparent strap. All these designs create a summer shoe that's truly one of a kind.
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