What to Pack: Shoes.


Since shoes tend to be so specific in their purpose, the task of whittling down to just a few pairs for a several week to several month adventure becomes an agonizing one at best.

Here is my packing strategy to keep my bag light and my feet happy!

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1) Golden Goose sneakers to wear on the plane (I don’t like to wear sandals on a  plane, and I love that I can slide in and out of these with relative ease).  Also stylish and fun to wear with a dress or punch up a casual outfit.

2) A metallic sandal – I’ve been loving these flat, strappy sandals from J. Crew that are comfortable and supportive enough to walk around in, yet stylish enough to dress up a simple outfit for a nice dinner.

3) My Arizonas…these big-buckle Birkenstocks are a fresh, fun update on the classic and are more versatile than you might think – perfect for slipping on to go to the pool and also great arch support after a long day of walking / hiking.

4) TEVAS!  A sporty sandal that can withstand lots of walking because of the deep cushioned sole, can handle a downpour because they dry very quickly, and also features a strap around the heel which is necessary for river recreation. 

5) ON Cloudace Running Shoes: incredibly sturdy and supportive – great for hiking, while also cute enough to wear around doing all the tourist things when your feet are just beat.

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