most comfortable travel shoes you own?

Feb 11th, 2002, 08:13 AM
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Sue
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I just bought a pair of Donald Pliner mules to wear in Paris - I wanted to look chic at night but still be comfortable. I wore them to work today to break them in and they are making the loudest sucking noise when I walk! I know it won't be as quiet there as here at work so I'll be OK. They are very comfortable.
 
Feb 11th, 2002, 09:09 AM
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A good question! My first trip, I took a pair of what I thought were comfortable Rockports. By the end of day 1, my arches ached and I had blisters, which really put a damper on the next few days. The last trip, I bought a pair of Mephisto's ($160) and some Merrells ($80). Both worked great, BUT!! there are SO many shoe stores in Europe and the Mephisto's were generally about 40% less than here. I would recommend getting one pair before your trip, then supplementing after you're there. And, bring plenty of bandaids just in case! Have a comfortable trip!
 
Feb 11th, 2002, 09:35 AM
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I just bought some Rieker shoes. They look great, and are extremely comfortable. Highly recommend them.
Judy
 
Feb 11th, 2002, 10:29 AM
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Sue
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Also watch out for those massaging footsoles in Josef Seibel shoes (I think it's the Jennifer style). They ate holes in the bottom of my feet. You need really thick socks to cushion your tooties from those vicious massaging bumps.
 
Feb 11th, 2002, 02:28 PM
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My husband and I bought Mephistos in Paris, lace up style. They make all the difference if walking a lot. We got them for $115 and $130. Husband's are even lined wiht Gore-Tex. Will never go to Europe without them again, but wait to buy them there. My husband's are about $325 in the states.
 
Feb 15th, 2002, 11:03 PM
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Wilma
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a pair of 1803 clogs. the only shoes I took on my last 3 trips and didn't need anything else.
 
Feb 16th, 2002, 12:33 AM
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Nancy
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Easy Spirit Shoes!
 
Feb 16th, 2002, 07:51 AM
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Manny
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Shoe selection is a personal choice. What works for one person another hates. That said, my personal choice for a walking shoe is SAS. As someone said they need no breaking in but I do wear mine a few times if they are a new pair before I take then of a trip. They are not the most stylish looking but they sure feel good on the feet and that is what really matters most to me when I expect to do a lot of walking.
 
Feb 16th, 2002, 09:29 AM
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Shar
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I love Etienne Aigner and Easy Spirit--absolutely the most comfortable leather shoes you could possibly wear!
 
Mar 10th, 2002, 08:15 PM
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to the top
 
Mar 11th, 2002, 06:54 AM
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Black fabric Naturalizers. They are flats and have a rubberized sole and a padded insole. They passed the "Venice test" last April! They can be dressy or casual. The only caution is they can be a little warm--with the fabric uppers. We'll se how they fare this summer in Europe!
 
Mar 11th, 2002, 07:02 AM
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Found a nice pair of light ferragamos that were great after break in period. Make sure you wear them in beofre you take them on your sojourn. Have a good time.
 
Mar 11th, 2002, 09:06 AM
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elle
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Bought a pair of White Mountain clogs this weekend that feel like a cloud on my foot!

I'm wearing them now to break them in, but I can tell I've fallen in love with them. Not only do they feel good, but they're gorgeous!

I have also had good luck with Andre Assous.

 
Mar 11th, 2002, 05:03 PM
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Bought a pair of SAS for my trip to Wales in September. I thought I'd just wear them a couple of times to break them in -- I've worn them just about every day since! The way things are going, I'll have to buy a new pair for September.
 
Mar 11th, 2002, 08:36 PM
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It's Donald Pliner for me. I wore them all over Europe. Get the ones with rubber soles. I purchased two new pair for my upcoming trip. Exactly alike, but one pair is black and one brown. They are a sort of elastic material with lots of stretch and look great with pants. The ones for my last trip are going back too!
 

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