We review a lot of travel shoes on this blog since they’re both key wardrobe items but can also be the items causing the most problems when trying to pack everything into a carry-on. Like a lot of women, my travel partner has a lot of trouble with that whole concept of going with just two or three pairs of shoes. Lately she’s become a fan of Ahnu shoes, however, finding these cute, comfortable, and multi-functional.
The Ahnu Jackie shoes are no secret. This popular model is a favorite with women in the workplace, on the convention floor, on the road, and around town. The marketing tag says this line is for the “Jackie of all trades,” which is ideal for a travel shoe that needs to pull double-duty to earn its suitcase space.
It’s got a rubber sole, polyurethane midsole with heel stabilizer, and cushioned insole with odor-fighting treatment. The bottom line is, this is a comfortable all-day shoe that can take you through several outfits. It’s well-made and comes with a one-year warranty.
The Jackie shoes come in two distinct styles: rather subdued solid ones in leather and the zanier striped ones like you see pictured at the top. There are seven colors in all, so shop to find the one you like at PlanetShoes, Zappos, or direct from Ahnu with free shipping.
Ahnu’s Zen model is a summer slip-on with some umph. Unlike a lot of slip-ons you probably have in your closet, this shoe will still feel good at the end of the day. My in-house tester has taken these on the road and worn them around all day shopping at the mall to make sure. Thumbs up.
The rubber sole, EVA footbed, and supple leather upper ensure your comfort, while the anti-microbiological treatment ensure you can slip these off before yoga class without leaving a stinky pair of shoes in the corner. The stitched accents add a bit of style when you want to wear them out.