What is an item you need to pack for a trip that takes a lot of time thinking about? Definitely shoes! This is especially true for women. Since shoes are designed for a specific purpose, it can be challenging to narrow down the list of footwear to bring to a couple of pairs whether it is a week-long or month-long adventure.
This post is not going to tell you directly what shoes to bring for your trip as it will vary for every other adventure. However, as a shoe boutique online in Dallas Texas, we share this post to help you make a better decision in terms of packing shoes like a pro traveler.
- Trip Purpose
We all have a favorite pair of shoes. And as much as we would love to take it on every escapade, it is not just possible. When it comes to packing footwear for traveling, your mindset should be built around the concept of the ‘trip purpose’. Travel shoes need to be practical unless if you are traveling to dress up for work or other special occasions. The most effective way to do this is to decide about your trip style. This will factor out everything from budget to itinerary which in return will define what items you will bring in your bag.
- Pack Only What You Truly Need
We recommend no more than three pairs of shoes when traveling – a casual shoe, a dressier shoe, and a hiking or walking shoe. Shorter trips may require less. When heading to beaten-path destinations, a good line-up includes a pair of light hikers, sandals, and flip-flops. For city trips – a pair of sandals and sneakers would do. Our biggest advice is to choose function over fashion. The last thing you need is a pulsing and tired foot preventing you from enjoying your trip!
- Packing Hacks
Divas Soles recommends you to wear one pair of shoes, preferably the heavier or bigger one, and pack the other pair when necessary. Wearing the chunkier shoes will free up space in your backpack. This will give you additional room for clothes and other necessities. Moreover, don’t forget to utilize the empty space inside your shoes! Before packing your shoes, stuff them with socks, a rolled up belt or any other item that fits in the space.
When packing, refrain from stuffing your shoes on top of your clothes. The best location to place your shoes is at the vertical middle of your backpack, as close to your back as possible. This will help balance out the weight of your bag by keeping the bag’s center of gravity close to your body.
We hope you found this post helpful. If you find yourself in need of new pairs of shoes for your next trip, visit our online shop. We offer a wide variety of stylish and comfortable footwear online in Texas designed for traveling women’s convenience. Browse through our gallery today and find your next pair.