Travel Shoes & Boots

Birkenstock Gizeh | Practical Travel Gear 2

Birkenstock Gizeh

Keen UNEEK Corded Sandal Shoes | Practical Travel Gear 2

Keen UNEEK Corded Sandal Shoes

Astral Loyak | Practical Travel Gear 3

Astral Loyak

Hi-tec Altitude Lite 1 Waterproof Hiking Boots | Practical Travel Gear 1

Hi-tec Altitude Lite 1 Waterproof Hiking Boots

Wolverine Men's Montague 1000 Mile Chelsea Boot | Practical Travel Gear

Wolverine Men’s Montague 1000 Mile Chelsea Boot

Ecco Ulterra Lo High-end Light Hikers | Practical Travel Gear 1

Ecco Ulterra Lo High-end Light Hikers

Lowa Ferrox GTX Lo Waterproof Hiking Shoes | Practical Travel Gear 1

Lowa Ferrox GTX Lo Waterproof Hiking Shoes

KEEN Class 6 Sandals | Practical Travel Gear 1

KEEN Class 6 Sandals

Versatile Ecco Terra Cruise Shoes for Men | Practical Travel Gear 1

Versatile Ecco Terra Cruise Shoes for Men

Vibram FiveFingers Signa and Maiori Shoes | Practical Travel Gear 1

Vibram FiveFingers Signa and Maiori Shoes

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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Lowa Casara GTX boots for casual travel

By Amy / February 2, 2021 /

I love Lowa boots and shoes so much, I now have half a dozen pairs in my closet. They are, to date, the ONLY shoes that do not give me blisters when I hike long distances, in part, I think, because of their generally wide toe box and their snug heel support. This week, I’m…

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Hillsound Flexsteps Crampons Ensures You Can Play Outside This Winter

By Leah Guill / January 4, 2021 /

This time of year brings a whole new set of activities that will keep you outside and in the fresh air. However, with the decrease in temps, your daly shoes are no use in the snow and ice. This year we are turning to Hillsound and their Flexsteps Crampons to ensure we play safely in…

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Tom’s Paxton slip-on shoe for comfy winter travel

By Amy / December 29, 2020 /

Need to get on a plane this winter? Socially distancing outdoors or cozying up with your pod in a vacation rental or AirBnb? Tom’s Paxton slip-on is the shoe you need for your travel day…and your days by the fireplace. More substantial than Tom’s signature slip-ons, the Paxton is structured like an ankle boot but…

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OluKai Kuuna slipper

Treat Your Feet with OluKai Ku’una Slippers

By Jill / December 18, 2020 /

Slippers tend to be the seasonal footwear that gets pulled out of the closet around October (in the Northern Hemisphere, certainly), and becomes the go-to house attire until spring. But slippers aren’t only for wearing around home. When you bring them along on a trip—whether it’s a road trip or something farther afield—it feels as…

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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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