The perfect spring travel shoes are hard to find—and that’s before you throw in the challenges of spring weather, which can unexpectedly turn from hot to cold or dry to downpour in an instant. We’ve found seven pairs of spring travel shoes that can handle anything your journey—and unpredictable spring weather—throws in your way.
Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37 Shield
Wet weather doesn’t have to stop your running or walking routine (unless you’re looking for an excuse). Nike’s Air Zoom Pegasus feature a water-repellent design that keeps your feet dry as you dodge raindrops. Tire-inspired traction on the bottom of the Pegasus help you keep your footing, no matter how fast you go on slippery surfaces.
Blondo Waterproof Gallert Sneaker
Waterproof shoes don’t have to look like rainboots, as proven by Blondo’s Waterproof Gallert Sneaker. These stylish slip-ons are made from 100 percent suede (so they look nice) but are also completely waterproof. The casual design works well with dresses or jeans, making them the ultimate versatile shoe to pack (or wear on the plane, thanks to the easy slip-on/slip-off style).
Rockport Men’s Storm Surge Waterproof Sneaker
Waterproof shoes for men that are both office and dinner-appropriate are nearly impossible to find. Fortunately, Rockport’s Men’s Storm Surge Waterproof Sneaker manages to check all the necessary boxes (waterproof, stylish, and casual yet dressy) while still being comfortable for walking. This Oxford-inspired lace-up sneaker design merges the best features of both types of shoes, and is topped off with a Hydro-shield waterproof protection that repels water and stains.
L.L. Bean Boots
L.L. Bean’s world-famous Bean Boots are a classic for a reason. These boots can withstand even the most wicked of New England weather (or anywhere else in the world that’s notorious for having a wet or cold spring). The Bean Boots have evolved to be available in a number of different designs, from the classic boots for men and women to travel-friendly moccasins or cozy shearling-lined boots for winter (or cold spring days).
Dansko Becki Waterproof Bootie
Dansko is known for their ultra-comfortable shoes, and they also have an entire waterproof line of footwear, including flats and boots. The Dansko Becki Waterproof Bootie is a versatile favorite that will see you through the spring, fall, and winter with style. The waterproof leather will keep you dry inside and out, and the odor-control, cushioned lining will keep you smelling fresh and feeling good.
Chooka Waterproof Ballet Flat
For a waterproof shoe that’s easy to pack, look no further than the Chooka Waterproof Ballet Flat. This lightweight ballet flat weighs just 7 ounces, and packs down nearly flat. Inside, these shoes feature an ultra-soft lining that absorbs moisture and helps prevent blisters.
KEEN Terradora II Waterproof
Muddy trails or high water crossings won’t keep you from your spring adventures if you have KEEN’s Terradora II Waterproof hiking shoes. These lightweight hikers are waterproof yet breathable, and provide plenty of traction on tough surfaces. They come in a variety of colors, but we recommend the all-black pair, which can double as a casual shoe on a variety of trips.
Caroline Morse is on a quest to find the perfect spring travel shoes. Follow her on Instagram @TravelwithCaroline and Twitter @CarolineMorse1 to see her test out pairs of spring travel shoes on her adventures around the world.
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