Space smart travel shoes

Sure, your hiking boots may be comfortable, but they also weigh more than a small dog and take up half your suitcase. Luckily, there can be a compromise between size, practicality and luggage space. These are the most space savvy shoes for travellers.

Active shoes
Exercise shoes are the perfect sidekick for any adventurous or active traveller. But finding a pair that’s both supportive, comfortable and compact enough to fit the bill can be difficult.

The top things to look for when choosing exercise shoes to take away with you are a semi-collapsible upper section, a flexible heel and midsole, and they must be lightweight. One pair of shoes that fits this bill is:

Nike Free RN Flyknit 2018

These are the lightest of the Free RN shoes. They are made from a flexible knit material and have a packable design, perfect for travel. They come in style options for both women and men.

Dress shoes

Felly Pointed Ballet Flats – Black

As you may have suspected, ballet flats are by far the most compact dress shoes for women. They’re more comfortable and practical than a pair of heels, although they may put strain on your heels if worn for too long.

Preston Derby Suede Lace Up Shoes – Grey 


These Preston Derby suede lace-up shoes are perfect for everyday wear but have enough style for a classy evening out. These shoes are lightweight and compact enough to fit easily in your suitcase.

Recreational shoes
In my opinion, the most comfortable casual shoes for both daily wear and travel are Birkenstocks. They come in a wide range of designs and colours, all of which are comfortable and versatile. They take up little space in your bag, and you won’t want to take them off.
Prices range.

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