Travel sneakers need to be lightweight and comfortable, but also fashionable. We need styles that are versatile enough to transition from the rainforests of Costa Rica to the busy streets of New York City.
It takes a lot of trial and error to find a pair of shoes that meet all of the above. But we’ve taken the guesswork out of shoe shopping with these recommendations for the best travel sneakers for moms.
1. Skecher’s Flex Appeal Sneakers
If you are looking for something sporty but also lightweight, Skecher’s Flex Appeal sneakers are an excellent pick. These can go from the hotel gym to the city streets with ease. Unlike bulky running shoes, these pack easily, yet still offer cushioned comfort.
2. Oboz Sawtooth Hiking Shoes
For outdoorsy trips, the Oboz Sawtooth hiking shoes can go from the hiking trail to the city streets. The low profile means the shoe looks like a sneaker, yet the structure provides the support needed on the hiking trail. Moms love the wide-toe box and narrow heel support.
3. Nike Free Running Sneakers
These running shoes are very lightweight and perfect for travel, yet offer true running support so you can stay fit on the road. The Nike Free sneakers also dry quickly, making them ideal for damp environments.
4. La Sportiva GTX Hiking Shoes
This low-rise hiking shoe looks like a sneaker, but its waterproof protection makes it perfect for glacier hikes and rainforest treks. The La Sportiva GTX‘s multi-sport design keeps the foot dry and reduces the risk of blisters or chafing. The durability is great for hiking, but the lightweight design also makes it perfect for travel and city strolling.
5. Adidas Superstar
If you want to be on trend, yet still comfortable, the retro Adidas Superstar shoes are the answer. Go for the classic white on white or jazz it up with silver, black, and metallic gold. There is a reason these sneakers have been popular for decades.
6. Vans Slip-on Sneaker
Another classic shoe, the Vans slip-ons come in a wide range of colors and styles, from leather uppers to canvas in a wide range of colors. They are comfortable, but best of all, they are easy to slide in and out of while going through airport security.
7. Merrell Siren Sneaker
The Merrell Siren ticks a lot of boxes. They are ultra-lightweight, comfortable, and waterproof. These hiking shoes look and feel like a sneaker, and offer the comfort needed for a full day hike.
8. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sneaker
When you want to hang with the cool kids, everyone loves their faithful pair of Chucks. High-top or low profile, in all manner of colors, Chucks will take you through the amusement parks and along the hiking trails while still looking cute.
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