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I'm travelling right around Europe from the start of October to the start of December (eastern Europe, western Europe, Spain/Portugal). I need some advice on what 'comfortable walking shoes' people took. Runners? Hiking boots? Street shoes?
Advice from Aussies would be appreciated so I can find whatever shoes you mention here in Melbourne :)
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I’m from Sydney, going to Europe for 3 weeks in less than a month & I’m looking at getting Skechers. They are as comfy as a pair of runners & come in a million different colours. I’m just deciding whether or not they look too ‘sporty’ to wear everywhere. I’m definitely going for comfort but I don’t want to look like a dag! Check out their website to find where you can buy them in Melbourne. Go to the store though, coz the website doesn’t have as good a variety as the stores do.
Hey Amber, yes, I have sporty type shoes, I know what you’re saying! Thanks, I’ll take a look at Skechers :)
I have travelled around parts of the world and honestly if you are doing walking I would go for high ankle hiking boots, they may not be fashionable but honestly, you are travelling to experience and view the world, not going to a fashion show. They are also extremely comfortable, breathable and water proof, save your back from hurting the day after :)
I know they are expensive but I have had mine for 4 years and they are as comfortable and durable as the day I got them !
Good advice :) In fact on the weekend I bought some Columbia Wallawallas- on sale at Mountain Designs for $139. They’re very comfy, supportive and waterproof!
Awesome, I hope you have a lovely and safe trip :)
Thanks Tamika! :)
Shoes are shoes really. I did the euro inspiration over last Christmas and made do with 1 pair of Puma runners, 1 pair of flat semi dressy suede boots and 1 pair of flat semi dressy leather boots. I would recommend bringing at least 2 pairs of shoes though. I switched my shoes every second or third day to avoid feet getting sore and it worked great.
hey i recently did a europe trip i wore wore running shoes so did some others. but i brought jandals because it was so hot. most people wore dressy sandals everyday
Pretty much everyone on my contiki wore vans/converse or thongs depending on the weather and none of us had a problem with that but i also took a pair of ballet flats for night time :)
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