Travel Shoes & Boots

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

Glerups

Glerups boots and slippers for cozy fall fashion

Chaco wayfarer

The Chaco sandal that transitions to fall

Lynnox GTX Lo

LOWA Lynnox GTX Lo for all My Ladies

LOWA boots

LOWA Mauria GTX hiking boot for women

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Feetures Socks Are For You and Me

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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Kizik Alpine Shoes

No Hands Necessary with Kizik Alpine Shoes

By Jill / January 17, 2020 /

Unless you are a regular wearer of slippas (AKA flip-flops), you know the feeling of having to bend down to put your shoes on—whether you are seated or standing while doing it. But when you struggle to get your shoes on, especially after walking through the security section of an airport, you might wish for…

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Danner Trail 2650 GTX for your 2020 hiking adventures

By Amy / January 7, 2020 /

Danner has been making hiking shoes since 1932, so they’re retro without even trying. Their women’s Trail 2650 GTX  is a nod to the length of the Pacific Crest Trail, and this shoe is up to the task, whether you’re hiking from Mexico to Canada or just out for the weekend. I love that this…

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