On-road comfort with Hoka One One Hupana shoes

Hoka One One Hupana

It’s rare that I get enough free time when traveling to schedule reasonable time for working out, but I do bring running shoes along, nonetheless. If I can get out of bed before all my work begins, it becomes run time. I prefer packing running shoes that can be worn for other purposes, too—either on the plane or on the …

Hike all day in La Sportiva Women’s Synthesis Mid Shoes

La Sportiva Synthesis Mid Shoes

Waterproof hiking shoes have come a long way from cumbersome, heavy boots to shoes that are actually comfortable. And that makes a difference when you’re packing and want to bring along versatile hikers that you can wear not only on the trail, but also after the long hiking day. While I was in Ladakh, my regular daily hikers were the …

Best LOWA shoes for travel in 2017

We have been reviewing LOWA shoes on Practical Travel Gear for years. Why? I absolutely love LOWA for their durability, comfort, practicality, and price. In fact, I’ve been wearing my favorite LOWA shoe, the Innox Evo, since 2015; they have been my go-to hiking shoe and travel shoe everywhere from Alaska to Peru. New this year are updates to both the …

Xero shoes for men

My teenage son calls shoes ‘foot prisons’. If you are inclined to agree, you’ll want to check out Xero Shoes. This company has been making minimalistic sandals for several years now, and now has a new sandal and new closed-toed shoe that will appeal to travelers wanting lightweight shoes to pack, backpackers and hikers, and anyone else who likes a …