The Shoes We Won't Travel Without
As fashion editors, we find ourselves travelling quite often. And between all of us, we've made more than a few regrettable travel shoe choices, but we've learned from our mistakes and have narrowed down our shoe collections to the most airport-approved pairs.
We're all well aware that travelling these days is challenging enough (both mentally and physically) and that there's only so much that can be done to make it a more pleasurable experience. One thing we do have control over is what we choose to wear, and when you're standing in security lines and running through terminals to make a connection, the importance of that is undoubtedly proven.
We want you to get through security successfully (and stylishly, of course) and to your destination comfortably, so to help with that, we Who What Wear editors are sharing the exact pairs of shoes we never travel without, from sneakers to ankle boots. Read on to see what we have to say about them, and shop them for yourself.
"If I'm flying super early or on a red-eye, my go-to airport look is typically leggings and the below Nikes, but if I'm traveling during the day, I usually wear these sock-style ankle boots from ASOS. They are so easy to slip on, and they look great with my favorite cropped jeans from J Brand." — Michelle Scanga
"My Common Projects are my airport shoes for life. Not only are they the perfect sneakers for wearing with anything on vacation (especially ones where there's a lot of walking involved), but they're comfortable and easy to slip on and off, which is what makes them my in-flight pick." — Nicole Akhtarzad
"I'm blessed to have Global Entry these days, which means I no longer have to take off my shoes to get through security. Though I prefer to travel in Birkenstocks, it turns out that the buckles still set off the alarms. So now I stick to sneakers, which are comfy enough for roaming the terminals." — Aemilia Madden
"One thing I'll never sacrifice my style for is traveling. At the airport, I always go for flat Chelsea-style ankle boots because they're so easy to slip on and off in the security line. And pro tip: Wearing your heaviest shoes on the plane means you can fill up your suitcase that much more." — Anna LaPlaca