What SHOES TO WEAR ON HOLIDAY
Summer is right around the corner and your long awaited holiday suddenly feels so much closer. You’ve got your passport and the travel guides ready, but the biggest question of all still remains – what shoes to wear on holiday? We’re here to make your summer shoe shopping a breeze, as we have picked a few of our favourite styles from the summer collection. Whether you are going on a beach holiday, a city break or a staycation – we’ve got you covered!
If you need to get your feet summer ready, then read our top tips for summer feet blog. Written by professional podiatrist Kirsten Sinclair of Orkney Podiatry, there is great advice on how to look after your feet properly all year round.
Some may prefer to keep their toes hidden and closed toe sandals are a great way of having a summer style without showing your toes.
Beach Holiday shoes
SUN, SEA & SAND
Shopping for a beach holiday shoes should be easy, right? Well, I find it hard as I want to fill my suitcase (or hand luggage if you’re using a certain budget airline…) with every type of summer shoe from heeled sandals for nights out to walking sandals and canvas shoes for all the exploring and then of course, comfy flat sandals for lazy days.
What about colour! Do you buy neutral colours so they will go with any outfit or do you go bold because its summer, and let’s face it, we don’t get to wear bright, summery colours very much! So many things to consider.
If we are being sensible, and opting for one pair of sandals then the top choice for a beach holiday has to be Rieker sandals. Rieker women’s sandals are super comfy with the Rieker Antistress cushioning underfoot but they are stylish and look great with any summer outfit. They really are one of those wardrobe staple pieces that you should always have because you will use them every holiday for any occasion whether you are heading to the beach or out for a few cocktails on holiday
WANDERLUST & CITY DUST
Ok, so I know not everyone is a fan of beach holidays. All the sand, everyone just lazing about by the beach or the pool, seawater ruining your hair (I’m running out of cons for a beach holiday…) Another popular choice is the city break. There are budget airlines that take you to places like Rome, Paris, Amsterdam, Budapest, Barcelona, to name just a few popular places.
But, what holiday shoes are you going to pack for a city break? Well, you know there is going to be lots of walking involved, whichever place you choose to go to, there are miles and miles of streets and attractions to explore. So, we need to find shoes which are extremely comfortable, for all sorts of uses and that will look good with various outfits… challenge accepted!
For something such as a city break, I don’t think you need to look any further than a pair of Skechers, in particular the Skechers Go Walk 5 range with their spongy, bouncy cushioned footbeds. The Skechers Go Walk 5’s are also incredibly lightweight so won’t push your baggage allowance over too much!
READY SET STAY
Just because it is holiday season, doesn’t mean that you must venture abroad. There are lots of stunning locations here in the UK to visit. Inverness is a great place to start with, then on to Kirkwall? (You can get your shoe fix at these locations too.)
What kind of shoes or sandals should you buy for a staycation? Well, it depends on what you plan on doing! Staycation holidays often involve lots of exploring around parts of our own country. It can be really fun to do activities that you don’t normally get to enjoy. The freedom of no time constraints during holidays mean you are free to meander the streets of a local village. Or perhaps you prefer to relax on a sandy beach nearby, or saunter around local tourist attractions.
The perfect companion to make sure that you feel comfortable and look cool, has to be these stunning Skechers shoes with their floral accents. Featuring memory foam footbeds for maximum comfort and then decorated with the super cool tropical details, these are a must-have!
Walking Holiday SHOES
HIKE MORE WORRY LESS
I’m going to cheat a little bit here as there are two options for walking holiday shoes. Walking trainers or walking sandals are the best depending on what kind of walking you plan to do. If you are planning to hike in the UK, then you would definitely need a pair of walking shoes.
Or if you plan to do a summer walking holiday abroad, then some walking sandals would be a better choice.
We have a brilliant pair of IMAC walking sandals called ‘Lake’ which will keep you comfortable for lots of walking. Plus, they come in a range of colours too!