This post was sponsored by Comfortiva. The opinions are my own.
What kind of traveler are you? Do you like to chill by the beach or pool? Or are you the type that likes to see and do all the things? Personally, I’m a busy-body traveler and I love to walk and explore and see all the sites. I also like to look cute while doing it, so choosing my wardrobe for vacation is always a fun way to prep for a trip. One thing I’ve learned over the years of packing for trips, whichever kind of traveler you, is that you have to consider comfort. This is especially true when it comes to footwear. Whether you’re getting those steps in around town or waiting in long lines at the airport, the wrong choice of shoes can ruin an otherwise good time. Today I’m sharing the five things you should look for when choosing your shoes for travel. You’ll also see a tried-and-true sandal that fits all these requirements (and also happens to be adorable): Dafney by Comfortiva.
I’ve had the chance to take along several uber-comfortable shoes from Comfortiva on my travels this spring (click these links to see how I styled Gamora, Gella, and Gemina), and they have all proven to be some of the most comfy shoes I have ever had. What I love about Dafney (click here to shop), in addition to the comfort I can expect from all Comfortiva shoes, is how versatile it is. Dafney is minimalist and chic and can be worn with everything, from dresses, to jeans, to shorts, to swimwear. The white is perfect for spring (though it’s available in five different shades and patterns), and the style features a raised insole with pitched lift for added comfort. Dafney also fits all my key criteria for travel shoes.
5 things to look for when choosing shoes for travel
While most of my tips are practical, I couldn’t make a list like this without considering style. The look of a shoe is important to me, and I need a shoe that will look good with multiple outfits so that I can conserve luggage space. Dafney is an ultra-flattering slingback thong available in five stylish colors of full-grain or metallic leather. It also has a small but comfortable heel and platform (heel height is 1 inch with a ½ inch platform), which I always appreciate.
There is so much more to fit than just the numeric shoe size. Comfortiva shoes are available in multiple width options, and Dafney has an adjustable buckle to personalize the fit and comfort to your foot.
As I said earlier, nothing can ruin your day faster than your feet hurting. I have been in some travel situations that turned miserable because of uncomfortable shoes (I’m talking about you, horribly-uncomfortable boots I wore in Dublin!). Footwear makes all the difference when traveling! Comfortiva’s exclusive Pillowtop® memory foam footbed provides long-term cushioning and responds to your every step by absorbing shock, reducing impact and helping maintain proper foot support. What I would have given to have these that day in Dublin!
Stability and support
I’ve been talking a lot about foot comfort, but it’s important to keep in mind that unless a shoe offers the right stability and support, your whole body can be affected. Dafney has a raised insole with pitched lift for all-day comfort. Comfortiva’s Align technology (a feature of all their shoes) gently stabilizes and supports the arch and heel from the ground up, assisting with the proper alignment of the foot to reduce pressure on tendons and joints.
This one tends to be overlooked but is very important. Unknown terrains and surfaces on your travels can become hazardous in an instant, and so many shoes are ill-prepared for this. Dafney’s slip-resistant TPR outsole blends right into the shoe so that you have the non-skid protection you need without sacrificing any of the shoe’s style.Click here to shop for Dafney and check out the complete line of Comfortiva’s trendy but practical shoes for spring and summer.