Welcome to our first-ever list of the Ultimate Travel Essentials, a definitive guide to the travel products you need to ensure your next trip is a success. First stop, travel shoes.
How do you determine the best travel-friendly footwear out there? Well — you don’t. Not exactly.
Choose the comfiest shoes and you’ll leave the fashion-forward folks in the dust (not to mention be at fault for a whole new generation of American tourists trekking the globe in bright white, ultra-cushioned sneakers).
If testers’ tastes run preppy, well, what good does that do the boho-chic travelers out there? Would a sneakerhead ever want to buy a ballet flat, no matter how walkable? Maybe not.
So rather than assembling a hit-or-miss list of all time greats, we settled on something simpler: Just a few of our favorite vacation-worthy pieces of the season. That’s it. But we think they’re pretty darn chic.
Check out the full line-up of 2017’s Ultimate Travel Essentials.