An entire day of exploring a foreign city is no joke—even more so when your itinerary is jam-packed with commutes from outlet stores to night markets. So as much as you want to look fasyon for your OOTDs, it's always the smartest move to wear shoes you feel the most comfortable in. Of course, sneakers are given options, so here are more travel-friendly shoes with soft, cushy soles:
1. Melissa Camilla Jason Wu
P3,495, available online
Melissa has been well-known for their super-comfy jelly sandals, but they've come a long way from simply offering the classic silhouette. Take this chic banig-like pair by renowned designer Jason Wu as an example! The waterproof rubber material makes it easy to clean, especially after strolling around a night market.
2. Vionic Rest Shelly Slide Sandal
P4,800, available online
Notice the arch in this sandal's sole? Study shows that the contour does a better job in supporting the arch, and managing foot pain compared to flat flip flops. P.S. This knotted pair comes in other colors like black and brown!
3. Fitflop Women's Sandals L09 H-Bar Back-Strap Sandals - Leather Comfortable Durable Stylish
P3,420, available online
Your feet will love sinking into Fitflop's ultra-soft soles that feel almost like pillows! Our recommendation? Try this black leather pair that will match every outfit you plan to pack in your suitcase.
Fitflop also has bejeweled leather options:
4. Harlan + Holden Camino Skin Latte For Women
P9,950, available online
This fashion label's well-known for their stylish minimalist clothes, but their slip-ons are also popular for good reason: each pair is crafted from calfskin leather and the insole is made with memory foam cushion!
P4,399, available online
Tom's classic slip-ons are made for walking—plus points when they come in a chic lace fabric that lets your feet breathe!
6. PabDer Ladies Shoes TW8222
P3,880, available online
Comfy and polished, this leather pair can be worn from a daytime tour to an evening bar crawl.
7. Aerosoles Sensational Ballerina Flats
P5,650, available online
Here's a travel-friendly footwear option for the dainty ladies: a leather pair of ballerina flats made with a cushy memory foam insole! The soles are so flexible so you can actually twist and turn the footwear without breaking them.
8. Skechers Biker-Ette Sandals
P2,890, available online
Skechers' sneakers are impressively comfy to walk in, and their sandals don't disappoint, too! This pretty metallic style has a contoured footbed design for added support and comfort. It also has a cushioned insole.
9. Hush Puppies Abby Bow Ballet, Women's Flats Shoes
P4,200, available online
You can't go wrong with packing a ballet flat in a neutral hue—it'll go with all the clothes you own! But more than that, this pair of Hush Puppies flats won't kill your feet while exploring places, thanks to its fully padded footbed.
10. Merrell Around Townchey T Strap
P4,095, available online
The American footwear brand is well-known for its hiking shoes so you can count on their sandals to be matibay and walking-friendly. These chic flats, for instance, are made with an air cushion for added stability; it's pretty useful for backpackers who carry around heavy load.
11. Posh Pocket Shoes Erin in Beige and Black
P1,250, available online
For shoes that you won't only wear during your trip but also once you go back to work, check out Posh Pocket's ballet flats. This local brand is popular among working women because of three things: they're comfy, chic, and best of all, foldable! It's so easy to stash them in your suitcase.
P.S. Their styles go from minimalist to dainty so you're sure to find a pair of ballet flats that will suit your taste.