They are lightweight, comfortable, and perfect for travel.

By Rebecca Carhart
September 13, 2019
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Courtesy of Vessi

It’s not often that you find a pair of shoes that are stylish, comfortable, and waterproof. So when footwear brand Vessi launched its Cityscape Sneakers last year, I took notice. Especially after hearing they amassed a waitlist of 23,000 people eager to get their hands on the coveted style.

As soon as I had the chance, I knew I had to put these sneakers to the test. Not only do they tick all the above boxes, but they also boast special features like antibacterial insoles and a durable sole that provides excellent traction. In addition to their cushioned interior and incredibly light weight, these shoes are made with a breathable four-way stretch knit fabric that keeps you warm in winter and cool in the summer.

I’ve tried other sneakers that claim to be fully waterproof in the past, but this is the only pair that have actually kept my feet completely dry even during the biggest of rainstorms. What’s more, they are so comfortable I’m able to wear them all day without any foot pain and they are stylish enough to wear with everything else in my closet. After only a few weeks of use, the Cityscapes quickly became my go-to travel shoe, and apparently I'm not the only one.

According to the brand, 80 percent of its customers said they were purchasing the shoes to be their primary travel sneaker, thanks to their ability to protect your feet from all the elements you may face while traveling — from beer spills to slushy puddles and tropical rainstorms. In fact, shoppers love these cute kicks so much, more than 880 of them have given the sneakers an impressive 4.7-star rating.

“These are the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever had. I didn’t have to break them in and they’re really light which is great. I’ve stepped in puddles and streams and they are definitely waterproof.. so cool! I’ve taken them on a couple of Europe trips and they were great for all the walking I did. They were also really easy to clean once I was home (I got them all dusty from a hiking trail). So glad I bought these and have recommended them to all my friends,” raved one customer.

Another shopper said they were, “exactly what I never knew I needed” before adding, “these shoes are perfect! I work at an outdoor concert venue and after nights of soggy feet enough was enough. Tonight we had the worst storms possible and my shoes outlasted my rain jacket and kept my feet dry the whole night! They are also super lightweight and comfy which helps moving around for long shifts. Would definitely purchase again.”

With rave reviews like this, it makes sense that the stylish sneakers keep selling out and amassing long waitlists, but thankfully the travel-ready sneakers finally came back in stock this week in both men’s and women’s sizes. So we suggest moving quickly if you want to snag these cute and comfy shoes — if history is any indication, they are bound to sell out again fast.

Women’s Cityscape Sneaker

Courtesy of Vessi

To buy:, $129

Men’s Cityscape Sneaker

Courtesy of Vessi

To buy:, $129