I am always in transit. Right now, I’m wedged into economy seats in the butt of a plane. It’s not the most comfortable experience, but the perfect pair of kicks (and maybe a few mimosas) lightens the load.
The right gear is important to smooth sailing, and even spontaneous types should come prepared. As you come out of winter hibernation, check out our compilation of the best travel gadgets. Look at our picks for pet accessories perfect for vacation. If you like to stay connected at all times, check out our favorite smart luggage.
Even if you don’t need to track your dog’s every step or charge your phone from your suitcase, chances are you’ll need shoes. And you need to put a lot of thought into those shoes. Read more…
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BEST FLIP FLOPS
Sanuk Yoga Mat Flip Flops
A puffy, cushiony sole perfect for summer trips.
$45 from Sanuk
Allbirds Wool Runners
These sneakers feel like socks with bounce to spring through the day.
$95 from Allbirds
BEST EVERYDAY SHOE
Dr. Scholl’s Scout Slip-On Sneaker
Memory foam insoles hug feet while stylish design grabs eyes.
$80 from Amazon
BEST FOR BUSINESS TRIPS
Birdies Starling Flats
A pricey pick, these flats are ready to work with layers of comfort.
$165 from Birdies
BEST FOR HIKING
Merrell Moab 2 Mid Waterproof Boots
Mid-rise boots that can keep feet safe for amateur hikers to trail blazers.
$135 from Merrell
BEST FOR RAIN
Joules Rainwell Boots
Rain boots without the clunky design make for Instagram-ready travel.
$53.92 from Amazon
Born Iwa Sandals
These breathable yet secure sandals are made for walking.
$99 from Born