Plum Bottom customers love to travel! Every day we are helping you pick out comfortable, fashionable shoes for trips to abroad, beach vacations and road trips. While everyone has unique needs, there are a few consistent requests and top-selling shoes that have traveled all over the world with our customers.
The key to winning the travel game is coordinate classic neutral colors that can be mixed and matched seamlessly, and to bring small collection of shoes that each serve a specific purpose. By traveling with a sneaker, walking sandal, dress sandal and slip-on shoes or loafer you've covered all your bases will feel appropriately dressed in all situations.
It's also important that you bring enough pairs, so you can rotate and let the shoes take a break! To find out why rotating your shoes is important, as well as why good shoes can contribute to good health, check out this blog.
Basic--but not Boring
When you are traveling light, you'll likely be wearing clothes in a basic palette of colors that you can easily layer, mix and match. Even if you generally favor wearing bold colors, you want to pick shoes that are going to coordinate with the capsule collection of clothes that you are bringing. Black, navy, taupe, tan, white and light metallic colored shoes can be worn with any colored clothes you plan on wearing. These are classic neutral colors all pair well together.
Four Styles of Shoes to take you Anywhere
When packing space is limited, four pair of shoes should be able to cover all of your needs for one or two weeks of travel. You'll want to prioritize comfort above all else, because nothing is worse then trying to enjoy an experience while your feet hurt!
Remonte sneakers should be in everyone's suitcase (and feet)! They are very lightweight, making them easy to pack. If you are wearing them in an airport, the zipper makes then easy to take on and off quickly. The removable footbed means that you can substitute your own orthotic if necessary. Wear your sneakers on days when you know that you'll be on your feet for hours and exceeding your daily step goals.
Slip on shoes are a great travel companion that are comfortable and dressier than sneakers. Wear them on days when you are doing light walking and want to feel like you are putting your best foot forward--fashion wise.
We all love wearing sandals when the weather is warm. But when you are going to be walking for miles in them, sandals need to be supportive. You'll likely be happier in something that adjusts and has a back strap. Naot makes sandals that are American Podiatric Medical Association Approved for foot health, making them the perfect choice for travel!
For dinner's out, you'll need a sandal that is dressy, but in which you can still walk when needed. Especially if you are traveling where there might be cobblestone streets, or when the evening could include dancing, your feet will thank you for choosing sandals with a wider heel. Naot makes the perfect sandals for memorable evenings out--when the last thing you want to worry about are your feet!
There's a reason why Naot sandals have made the cut for two out of our four choices. Their cork footbed, anatomical support and great looks makes them our top brand for fashion and comfort sandals--which of makes them ideal for travel!
I already told you that you only need four styles of shoes to travel successfully in comfort and style. But, of course, if you've got a beach vacation planned, or will be spending lots of time poolside, you're going to want a pair of flip flops!
Olukai have our vote for supportive, yet totally cute flip flops that we not only wear on vacation, but are perfect for around the house.
Whether you are planning a grand European vacation, a relaxing beach trip, or an exciting jaunt to the big city Plum Bottom's expert staff knows how to fit you in the shoes that will keep you comfortable, happy and stylish the entire time. Visit either of our stores, or shop online where you will find a variety of features that make it easy to find your next favorite pair of shoes!