Travel Shoes & Boots

Keen Howser II

Keen Howser II slide shoe

Mammut Ducan Mid GTX

Lightweight Hiking Comfort with Mammut Ducan Mid GTX Hiking Boot

Xero Alpine

Xero Alpine boot for winter minimalism

Danner Mountain 600 Hiking Boots

Warmth and Stability on the Trail with Danner Mountain 600 Insulated Boots

Xero Melbourne

Xero Melbourne for home or travel

Danner Rivercomber

Paddle Out Wearing Danner Rivercomber Water Shoes

KEEN SOLR Sandal

Water Shoes for Water Fans: Keen SOLR Sandals

Black Diamond Session Approach Shoes

Stay Grounded (in a Good Way) with Black Diamond Session Approach Shoes

Danner Rivercomber

Danner Rivercomber shoe for summer adventure

Keen Elena

Keen Elena Boot for winter style

Keen Howser II slide shoe

By Amy / November 10, 2020 /

Keen’s Howser II slide is one part sneaker, one part slipper, and one part moc. Equally at home on your feet around the house as they are in the ski warming hut or at that hostel you can’t wait to try once international travel opens back up, the Howser II manages to effortlessly combine style…

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Mammut Ducan Mid GTX

Lightweight Hiking Comfort with Mammut Ducan Mid GTX Hiking Boot

By Jill / October 16, 2020 /

Whether you’re heading out on a hiking vacation, or just want a pair of boots that you can trust to be solid in performance and yet light on weight, versatility is a huge factor. Why pack many shoes when you can have just one pair that’s both reliable on the trail and on the sidewalk?…

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Xero Alpine

Xero Alpine boot for winter minimalism

By Amy / September 29, 2020 /

We’ve reviewed a number of Xero shoes here on Practical Travel Gear: for those who love a ‘barefoot’ feel, Xero shows are no-fuss, low-weight, and easy to pack for outdoor adventure and city travel alike. Today, I’m back with the new Alpine (I reviewed the men’s version with my teenage son). For those of you…

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Danner Mountain 600 Hiking Boots

Warmth and Stability on the Trail with Danner Mountain 600 Insulated Boots

By Jill / September 25, 2020 /

I’ve loved many of my hiking boots over the years for their looks, performance, and versatility. But my Danner Mountain 600 boots are hands-down my favorite. They’ve taken me through different terrain, weather conditions, and countries around the world, and I’ll wear them until they die. The addition of Danner Mountain 600 Insulated Boots means…

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Xero Melbourne for home or travel

By Amy / September 1, 2020 /

As we turn toward autumn, it’s time for me to spotlight a shoe that will transition with you beautifully from outdoor adventure to urban lifestyle and, in my son’s case, college campus. A long-time fan of Xero hiking shoes, he has been happily testing the new Xero Melbourne, which features the same minimalist features he…

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Danner Rivercomber

Paddle Out Wearing Danner Rivercomber Water Shoes

By Jill / July 3, 2020 /

Whether you’re a year-round water rat, or you’re lured by the summer vibes of lakes, rivers, and ocean—you’ve probably encountered the need for appropriate footwear when you, oops, didn’t have it. Stepping on sharp rocks, getting stabbed by waterborne sticks, or even having your soles poop out from lack of support are all things that…

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KEEN SOLR Sandal

Water Shoes for Water Fans: Keen SOLR Sandals

By Jill / June 19, 2020 /

Water shoes often suffer from the “do it all” syndrome. Acknowledging that all-terrain needs require on-water performance while also handling land-based features sometimes means that shoes fall short in one area or another. The Keen SOLR Sandals (SOLR stands for Sea, Ocean, Lake, River) focus extensively on high-performance in the water. The low-profile sandal is…

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Black Diamond Session Approach Shoes

Stay Grounded (in a Good Way) with Black Diamond Session Approach Shoes

By Jill / May 29, 2020 /

Whether you’re traveling to your dream climbing destination, going out for an early morning scramble in the nearby mountains, or headed from the gym from the coffee shop, it’s important to have the right climbing shoes. The Black Diamond Session Approach Shoes combine comfort with performance for a climbing inspired urban approach shoe that are…

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Danner Rivercomber shoe for summer adventure

By Amy / April 14, 2020 /

Danner has been making shoes and boots ready for adventure since 1932. And just as soon as we can all start exploring the outdoors again, I’ll be wearing my new Danner Rivercomber shoes for my water-centric summer adventures. I have a river rafting trip planned, and I know these hydro-ready sneakers will be perfect for…

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Keen Elena Boot for winter style

By Amy / January 28, 2020 /

The challenge of winter destination travel is in the packing! How to travel light while still bringing all the winter-weather gear you need? Choose your winter footwear carefully. Nothing takes up more room in your duffel or suitcase than your shoes. This winter, I’ve been trying out Keen’s Elena boot, which comes in a mid-boot…

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