Best travel walking shoes for men and women

Finding the best walking shoes for travel can be tough. You need something comfortable enough to wear throughout the day and versatile enough to match multiple outfits.

Whether you’re looking for sneakers, boots, hiking shoes, or sandals, we rounded up 10 of our favourite high-quality, easy-to-pack walking shoes for travel that will take you just about anywhere.


Merry People Bobbi Gumboot $139.95

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Arguably the best boot for travel as they’re built to last. With a 12-month warranty, the Bobbi Boot will take you on adventures for years to come.

The Bobbi seamlessly blends fashion and function with natural rubber and a neoprene lining. They’re easy to dress up or down and are comfortable enough to wear all day and all night.

They also come in a wide range of colours and fit both genders.

Clarks Desert Boots – $199.99

The iconic Clarks Desert Boots are crafted from premium suede and leather. Designed in 1949, they became the footwear of choice for off-duty army officers.

The rugged silhouette has the versatility of a sneaker but clean lines of an ankle boot. They’re comfortable in a variety of climates, just stay out of the rain to protect the suede exterior.

“These are beautiful boots, so immediately comfortable out of the box,” reported one happy wearer.

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Everyday sneakers

Skechers Women’s Arch Fit $149

Great looks aside, the Go Walk Arch Fit Unify Sneaker offers the highest levels of comfort, with a podiatrist design to ensure long-lasting support on every journey.

The support is backed up by Skechers’ patented insole system with podiatrist-certified arch support as well as the podiatrist-designed shape developed with over 20 years of data. So, you’ll have no problem on any terrain from hills to tracks or cobblestone streets.

Skechers Men’s Minsi Shoe – $169.99

Enjoy walking through every season in comfort and style with the Skechers Outdoor Minsi shoe. They guarantee advanced walking comfort, with their water-repellent technology and long-lasting supportive cushioning

Low hiking boots

Merrell Women’s Accentor 2 $169.99

Don’t you love being rewarded with a beautiful view after a tough hike? The Merrell Women’s Accentor 2 Ventilator Low Hiking Boots are made for breezy ventilation on sweaty hikes. The breathable mesh lining keeps you cool and fresh, and they offer fantastic support and stability.

Merrell Men’s Moab 2 GORE-TEX $210

Experience out-of-the-box comfort in the Merrell Moab 2 GORE-TEX hiking shoe. With durable leathers, a supportive footbed and a GORE-TEX lining that delivers a waterproof, breathable shield. The air cushion absorbs shock and adds stability, multi-directional lugs ensure safe and even footing on all surfaces.

Hiking sneakers

Salomon XA Pro 3D – $191.99

The iconic Salomon XA Pro 3D shoe provides the perfect balance between comfort and protection. They’re designed to work hard on the trails, the outsole gives you extra grip so you can ignore the wet and concentrate on the trail ahead. The Quicklace tightening system also makes it easy to take them on and off – just perfect for travel.

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Salomon Outline Prism GTX $249.99

Built with a waterproof Gore-Tex membrane and lugged traction outsole, the Salomon Outline Prism GTX Outdoor Shoes are guaranteed to keep you warm and dry on mixed terrain trails and hiking expeditions.


SOLR (Sea. Ocean. Lake. River) Sandal Women’s – $119.99

These specialist sandals are the best choice for water-based activities but perform well on land too. The high-performance women’s water shoe has a serious amphibious grip, and the webbing is made from recycled plastic bottles.

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Ecco Offroad Men’s Sandal – $229.95

The Offroad sandals for men are lightweight and supportive and offer superior everyday walking comfort on and off the trail. The lightweight, moulded footbed with microfibre cover offers supreme cushioning and superior stability. The durable rubber outsole has outstanding grip and traction on varied terrain

What’s your go-to shoe for travel? Do you prefer sneakers, sandals or boots? Share your favourite in the comments section below.

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Ellie Baxter
Ellie Baxter
Writer and editor with interests in travel, health, wellbeing and food. Has knowledge of marketing psychology, social media management and is a keen observer and commentator on issues facing older Australians.
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