Travel Shoes & Boots

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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Forsake Range High Boots

From Trail to Tavern with Forsake Range High Boots

By Jill | December 13, 2019

If there’s anything we talk about over and over at Practical Travel Gear, it’s the need for versatility in gear so that you don’t have to cram your suitcase with a bunch of single-use items that are awesome for one thing, but not so great for many others. When your itinerary includes outdoor adventures, you…

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LOWA Barina II GTX for Women

By Leah Guill | November 24, 2019

Straight out of Slovakia comes my new favorite winter boots, the LOWA Barina II GTX. It is the newest to the LOWA women’s cold weather line and don’t be too jealous because you can grab yourself a pair, too. At first glance, these shoes are adorable! Well styled with the grey leather paired with tweed-like…

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OluKai Hawaiiloa Manu Hope

Stride Into Winter with OluKai Hawaiʻiloa Manu Hope Boot

By Jill | November 15, 2019

I suppose it depends on where you live. When the air turns crisp and it’s no longer sandal weather, changing to closed-toe shoes can be a challenge—whether you’re on vacation or at home. It definitely helps when those fall/winter/spring shoes look good. With the OluKai Hawai‘iloa Manu Hope women’s boot, I don’t mind the cooler…

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Women’s boots and shoes for winter weather travel

By Amy | November 12, 2019

Muck Liberty: I’m headed to Germany in winter. Christmas markets and city streets are not guaranteed to be snow-free, but I don’t want to bring a bulky winter boot in my luggage. What to do? Muck, one of my favorite brands for work and chore boots back at home, offers up the Liberty waterproof ankle…

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