Travel Shoes & Boots

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

Kizik Alpine Shoes

No Hands Necessary with Kizik Alpine Shoes

Danner Trail 2650

Danner Trail 2650 GTX for your 2020 hiking adventures

Forsake Range High Boots

From Trail to Tavern with Forsake Range High Boots

Barina II GTX

LOWA Barina II GTX for Women

OluKai Hawaiiloa Manu Hope

Stride Into Winter with OluKai Hawaiʻiloa Manu Hope Boot

Lowa Walker

Women’s boots and shoes for winter weather travel

LaCrosse Grange Chelsea

Keep Your Feet Dry With LaCrosse Grange Chelsea Boots

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…

Read More

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…

Read More
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…

Read More

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…

Read More
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?…

Read More
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…

Read More
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…

Read More

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…

Read More
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…

Read More
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…

Read More