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Best Walking Shoes for Travel

Best Walking Shoes for Travel: Cole Haan Oxfords

Philip Friedman

Q: I need walking shoes for my upcoming Rome trip. Any suggestions? —Elena Fernandez, via e-mail

A: Despite the uneven cobblestoned streets of the Eternal City, Italian women love their stylish footwear, and you’ll want to fit in. Unfortunately, finding chic yet comfortable options is easier said than done. We researched classic ballet flats, preppy loafers, and booties that will give Elena—and you—a leg up.

We received a similar question from Anthony Curraro, via email, and found a range of men's shoes that can take him through Europe, from strolls on the beach to sightseeing on city streets.

And when Maria Oma emailed us in search of reliable walking shoes for a 10-day vacation, we added a rainbow of lightweight, comfortable sneakers to the mix for strutting in style.

Read on for all our favorite women’s and men’s walking shoes for travel.


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