Jun 17, 2013 10:40 AM
Gwyn writes, "Hello wonderful Outblushians. I am traveling to London the last week of June and am in search for a pair of fashionable travel shoes. I'm looking for something that is comfortable to walk around all day without looking like a frumpy tourist. Do you have any recommendations?"
Hey, Gwyn! I think the trick to looking good in London re: footwear is combining comfort with understated style. Though my particular choices for you include easy slip-ons and sandals, many of the brands also carry comfy lace-ups if you prefer a tennis shoe. Have fun, and take lotsa pictures!
1. Steve Madden Heaven Leather Flat ($40) These may have less sturdy soles than the other pairs, but they're a personal favorite. They're my go-to flats and needed virtually no break-in period!
2. Keen Sienna MJ Canvas ($75)
3. UGG Australia Delizah Shoe ($80)
4. Bensimon Tennis Elastic Sneaker ($55) Bensimons are a European favorite!
5. Aravon Clarissa Sandal ($135)
6. Gee'WaWa Belle Ballet Sandal ($99)
7. ECCO Angel Bow Flat ($130)
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