Shoes to Wear on HolidaySummer 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


Beach Holiday Sandals for Summer

Shopping for beach holiday shoes should be easy, right? Well, I find it hard as I want to fill my suitcase with every type of summer shoe from heeled sandals for nights out to walking sandals 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? Or wear something brighter because, 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 has to be Rieker women’s sandals. Rieker 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

Birkenstock Arizona, £79.99

Birkenstock Arizona SFB Fuchsia Pink Slide Sandals


Remonte Leniaslip, £62

Remonte Leniaslip R2955-38 Orange Walking Sandals for Holiday

Rieker Columbo, £57

Rieker V5069-24 Orange Animal Print Sandals

City Break Holiday Shoes


City Break Shoes for Holiday

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 women’s shoes, in particular the Skechers Go Walk 6 range with their spongy, bouncy cushioned footbeds. The Skechers Go Walk 6’s are also incredibly lightweight so won’t push your baggage allowance over too much!

Tamaris Kaija, £69.99

Tamaris Kaija Navy Nubuck Comfy Slip On Shoes for Holiday

Heavenly Feet Cosmos 2, £29.95

Heavenly Feet Cosmos 2 Pink Slip on Trainers

Skechers go Walk 6, £57

Skechers Go Walk 6 Grey Trainers

Staycation Holiday shoes


Staycation Holiday Shoes

Just because it’s summer, 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 Legero women’s shoes with a bright rose-pink suede upper. Featuring built-in arch support footbeds and a flexible and shock absorbent sole unit for maximum comfort, these are a must-have!

Legero Tanaro Zip GTX, £110

Legero Tanaro Zip Gore Tex Shoes

Skechers Dlux Walker, £67

Skechers Dlux Walker Wide Fit Trainers

Rieker Knitup, £62

Rieker N9612-52 Mint Green Trainers

Walking Holiday SHOES


Walking Holiday Shoes

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!

ECCO Offroad Lady 2, £95

ECCO Offroad Lady 2 Women's Walking Sandals

Rieker Jeer, £57

Rieker L0561-14 Jeer Women's Walking Shoes

Legero Siris, £75

Legero Siris Walking Sandals for Holiday