While we might still be caught up in ensuring that Valentine’s Day goes off without a hitch, by the time your head hits the pillow tomorrow night, it’ll be on to the next thing. Which, thanks to President’s Day, are our long weekend getaway plans. Turning Galentine’s Day into Galentine’s weekend? Planning a surprise romantic getaway for two? Sneaking off for a post-NYFW spa weekend? No matter where you’re jetting off to or why, it’s always best to do so in style.
Whether you’re taking a PJ to Solvang or flying commercial like everyone who’s not Lala Kent, there’s a trick to dressing for the ride. So to make your President’s Day Weekend that much better, we’re dishing out some advice on what to wear for your journey ahead — or more specifically, what shoes to wear. After all, your feet take a beating running from terminal to terminal, lugging (too many) bags up the escalator and, perhaps worst of all, standing in line for hours on end.
Simply put, you’re looking for a pair of shoes that isn’t tricky to pull on and off, gives you plenty of support and looks cute on any occasion (you never know when the airline will lose your luggage). Ahead are 20 pairs of shoes that check off all your travel day boxes. So go, enjoy your weekend, and do so without needing a foot massage at the end of it all (but definitely don’t complain if one is offered).
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Chelsea BootsWe would simply say ankle boots, but all that lacing up and zipping down takes time during the TSA check. Instead, we’re suggesting you don your pull-on-and-go Chelsea boots to ensure a quick and easy trip through the line (on a holiday weekend? As if!).
& Other Stories Square Toe Leather Boots, $179, available at & Other StoriesPhoto Courtesy of & Other Stories.
MulesIt might not look like it right now, but spring is coming, which, among other things, means we can finally show off a little bit of ankle and stop wearing boots day in and day out. Not only do mules make for an excellent outfit enhancer, they also just so happen to be easy to slip on and off in tricky travel situations.
byFAR Kim Mules, $413.7, available at byFARPhoto Courtesy of By Far.
Sneakers Do I really have to explain why sneakers are the end-all-be-all travel shoe? They’re comfortable, very on-trend (especially the extra dad-like ones) and are easy to take on and off. Win, win, win!
Adidas LX Con Sneakers, $120, available at Opening CeremonyPhoto Courtesy of Opening Ceremony.
ClogsWhy do you think clogs are synonymous with hippie culture? Duh — it’s because they’re comfortable. Throw on a pair with some fun, patterned socks (because airport floors are hardly sanitary) and you’re good to go.
No. 6 Old School Clog, $285, available at No. 6Photo Courtesy of No. 6.
FlatsFlats — more specifically, ballet flats — aren’t the same as they used to be. Elevated with quilted details, patent finishes and bow decals, paired with some vintage jeans and an oversized sweater, ballet flats are the perfect travel-day footwear.
Miu Miu Double-Buckle Cap-Toe Vinyl Flats, $690, available at Barneys New YorkPhoto Courtesy of Barneys New York.
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