Have we finally found the Best Walking Shoes for Travel?
When it comes to shoes, a girl has high standards – especially when it comes to travel shoes.
You can’t just pick up any old pair of shoes – they have to pass rigorous tests to determine if they’re truly worthy of acting as crucial components of a vacation or backpacking adventure.
Best Walking Shoes for Travel
When Cushe Footwear hit me up about reviewing their Hellyer slip-on shoes I was stoked when I saw they’re line of travel shoes. I was really excited for the opportunity to get a little closer to finding that perfect shoe.
The second I received the package the most notable thing I felt was how light the shoes were. As I opened up the bag and felt the shoes I saw that their sole has a fabulously airy texture making them feathery light. They also have a nice classic, canvas style similar to the popular slip on shoes of the moment.
They seemed perfect.
Unfortunately, the size 7 I ordered fit my narrow 6.5 foot slightly too wide and long so when I saw the excited look on my mom’s face I knew she was the next best person to test them out
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My mom’s verdict: She absolutely LOVES them. Despite her serious back problems, she’s found these shoes to be extremely comfortable for her and has worn them almost daily for the past 2 months. She even brought them as her walking shoes on our 5 day trip to Tulum.
My mom loves them, but do they pass the Travel Fashion Girl travel shoe test?
With a classic style, they can mix and match easily. They look just like Toms but with the addition of soft cushy padding and an almost Styrofoam-like sole.
Their slip on style makes them easy to wear and quickly get them on and off through airport security (and for temples I’d imagine) and their canvas material seems to be sturdy and holds up well.
The neutral color we received is great and doesn’t dirty as easily as I initially thought it would. My mom wore them to the Coba ruins on a rainy day so they got a bit muddy and still held up pretty well and didn’t look too bad once they dried.
These shoes are feather light and hardly weigh a thing. If you’re on a quest to pack light, heavy shoes are not ideal.
My mom finds them to provide adequate support which she really needs with her back problems. She didn’t experience much discomfort of after standing on her feet all day. Both her back and her feet felt good wearing these shoes.
Comfort is key when traveling – standing on your feet for long periods of time can make for a sour journey.
Travel Shoe Test Result
1. Support: good
2. Comfort: excellent
3. Weight: ultra-light
4. Durability: sturdy tentative
5. Functionality: versatile
6. Style: classic
All in all these shoes get shining stars!
The main thing I still need to verify is how well they’d hold up on a long term trip where you’d be continually walking every day for months at a time – you’ll have to tune back in for an update in a few months. So far, my mom’s had them for two months and they’re her go-to shoes that she wears every day.
I suppose at this point the biggest drawback is that they don’t come in half sizes! I’m a 6.5.
TFG recommends :
These shoes are best for trips that require casual walking shoes that are comfortable and basic. I wouldn’t recommend going hiking with them as they don’t provide ankle support but they’re perfect for walking through cities, villages, and towns.
I’m not sure if I can say that these are the best walking shoes for travel…but they come pretty damn close!
About the Hellyer Slipper by Cushe:
- Colors: 9 colors/prints
- Sizes: 5-11 whole sizes only
- Upper material: Premium canvas textile upper.
- Lining: Breathable canvas lining.
- In-Sock: Microfiber.
- Outsole: Moulded EVA with manuka honeycomb grip.
- To buy: Amazon.com or Cushe.com
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