Travel Shoes & Boots

Sanuk Cosmic Calypso Sandals

Sanuk Cosmic Calypso Sandals Bring Comfortable Style to Your Feet

By Jill | September 16, 2022

Flip-flops and slippas aren’t for everyone. To some of us, the sandals are a staple of our wardrobe—whether we choose the casual models for every-day wear or the leather versions for “dress up.” To others, they can cause challenges with foot comfort, especially with excessive toe-gripping.   But that doesn’t mean you have to walk…

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Velous Footwear Oceanside Flip

Recovery Comfort with Velous Footwear Oceanside Flip

By Jill | June 24, 2022

Whether I’m at home or away, active adventures and workouts can leave me with tired feet. When I’m on the road, I often bring small massage balls to relieve some of the soreness afterwards. But my usual routine is to ignore them and press on.   Recently, I’ve been testing out the Velous Footwear Oceanside…

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OluKai Laeʻahi Lī ʻIli

Sneaker Style with OluKai Laeʻahi Lī ʻIli

By Jill | February 18, 2022

Leather sneakers is the closest my husband, a certified beach dude, gets to dressing up. I think his dress shoes for his suit from our wedding are long gone. But when it comes down to it, we live a pretty laid-back life, so he’s never needed to wear those shoes again.   The absolute best…

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OluKai Kuʻi Slippers

Keep Your Feet Warm with OluKai Women’s Slippers

By Jill | November 12, 2021

Travel and adventure are important. But it’s also important to have some down time at the end of the day. And when you’re traveling (or living) in cold climates, cozy slippers are excellent essentials to have.   I was a huge fan of last winter’s OluKai Kuʻuna slippers. But Iʻm also a fan of two…

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OluKai x Rumpl

Celebrate the Natural Beauty of Hawaiʻi with OluKai x Rumpl

By Jill | October 8, 2021

Outdoor brands are constantly kicking quality products at a frequency that can often have consumers feeling overwhelmed. That’s partly why reviews are helpful, so you can sort through what’s worthwhile and what’s just something shiny with not much substance. When brand collaborations release even more new gear, especially when those brands are favorites in the…

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Salomon Predict 2 Running Shoes

Take Comfort on the Road with Salomon Predict 2 Running Shoes

By Jill | August 13, 2021

You may be used to running on the roads around home, but not all roads are created (or maintained) equally. Finding a great running shoe that adapts to you and the terrain on which you train often takes some time, but when you do find that “just right” shoe, you’ll want to take it along…

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Hoka Clifton 8 shoes

Stay Light with Hoka Clifton 8 Shoes

By Jill | July 30, 2021

Whether I’m planning to get in some running time on my travels, or I just want an excellent, comfortable shoe for walking around in a new place, I usually bring along a pair of running shoes. With better stability than dress shoes (as well as the ability to wear them all day without tiring my…

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OluKai Ki'ihele Sneakers

Slip-on Comfort with OluKai Kiʻihele Sneakers

By Jill | April 23, 2021

One of the things I have not missed in this past pandemic year is the occasional need to take my shoes off at security checkpoints in airports. Sure, TSA PreCheck lets travelers skate this requirement, but it’s still necessary at checkpoints without PreCheck and most international airports.   I’ve long loved OluKai’s drop-in heel design…

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Merrell x Unlikely Hikers

Embrace Your Outdoor Life with Merrell X Unlikely Hikers Boots

By Jill | February 26, 2021

As we begin to emerge from winter, it’s time to revisit your outdoor gear. What needs fixing, refitting, or replacing? How can you ensure that you have the right pieces for your outside adventures, whether they’re around home or farther afield?   In an inspiring collaboration with Unlikely Hikers, Merrell has redesigned and updated one…

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Sierra Designs Down Moc slippers = work at home bliss

By Amy | February 9, 2021

I’ve been working from home for the last decade, but as a travel and gear writer, I’ve always broken up the at-home monotony with plenty of work trips. Now, I see the same four walls all. the. time. Small comforts make all the difference, and when I find a product that excels during the work-from-home…

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