MEN'S TRAVEL SHOES BUYING GUIDE
Finally, it’s vacation time. Let the packing begin! The list starts something like this: shirts, shorts, pants, jacket, shoes. Sounds simple enough, but it’s all the options that complicate the task, especially when it comes to packing the right travel shoes. Choosing the best men’s travel shoes comes down to the basics. They should be versatile, comfortable, and easy to pack.
Of course, your destination and activity plans make a big difference when it comes to your shoe choices. A surf trip to the tropics calls for one type of footwear, while a hiking adventure in the mountains calls for another. A city-based museum exploration might mean yet another type of shoes. Plus, what about a trip with wide-ranging ambitions? So many options; so little packing space!
From a day hike to beach time to a casual night out in the city, KEEN hybrid-sandal designs and multipurpose trainers have you covered when it comes to versatile travel shoes. But how do you decide which pair is the perfect one for your trip? Find the statement below that best describes you.
“I’m headed to the tropics. I want a lightweight slip-on shoe for sandy beaches that can get wet and handle rocky shores.”
When less is more, it’s hard to beat a flip-flop-style sandal. At KEEN, we’ve taken the classic flip-flop and given it an adventure-ready makeover. The result is the men’s Waimea H2 sandals. They combine our iconic and patented toe protection with a slip-on, flip-flop design that packs easily and lets you roam far and wide. Because comfort is king when you’re on vacation, they include EVA cushioning and a grippy rubber outsole that’s at home on wet and dry surfaces. The Waimea H2 is your walk-to-the-beach, relax-on-the-patio flip-flop you can wear to explore the shoreline, get wet, and still stroll through town in the evening.
“I live in the countryside on a rocky mediterranean island. Finally, I have a pair of flip-flops to wear in any situation, wherever I want to go. My toes are well-shielded, and the grip is fantastic.” — Paola
“I’m travelling to a warm climate and want a ventilated, airy shoe, but I want an enclosed, trainer-like design.”
If you’re looking for something a little more refined than our classic hybrid adventure sandals, we have you covered (literally) with the men’s UNEEK SNK trainers. More trainer than sandal, these comfortable walking shoes are made with travel in mind. They’re lightweight. They’re easy to pack. And they’re made for full-day comfort when you’re on your feet. You can stroll from the cafe to a museum to the park and feel like you’re wearing the right shoes for every situation. An adjustable fit and cushioned footbed give them everyday appeal that will have you wearing them more often than not.
“As a person with wide feet, it's very difficult to find a comfortable pair of shoes. These are the most comfortable, ventilated shoes that actually look good. I hope they never get discontinued because they are now my go-to.” — Dave
"I’m looking for a casual pair I can wear indoors and outside, with plenty of cushion and traction for seeing the sights."
KEEN makes more than just sandals. From hiking shoes to casual walkers, we have a range of men’s casual travel shoes you can wear almost anywhere. The versatile men’s Mosey Lace-Up shoes are as ready for summer adventures as you are and are still refined enough for casual evenings in town. Built on the proven comfortable design of our hybrid shoes and dressed up with leather and laces,the Howser is an all-around travel shoe you can wear indoors and out. A comfy padded collar and cushioned midsole keep your feet happy, while high-traction rubber and our unmistakeable toe bumper give it adventure cred.
“These fit great and are very comfortable. Like bedroom slippers,I forget I’m wearing them. Good walking shoes and good-looking for city use.” — Ray M.
Slip On Clogs
“I’m looking for a clog to slide into after a long day on my feet — something that helps my feet relax.”
Vacations are about relaxing, and your feet need a break too! When it comes to lightweight, travel-friendly shoes that help your feet relax, consider the men’s Shanti slip-on clogs or Yogui slip-on clogs. Whether you just hiked to the ridge and back or simply plan to stay-put around the pool, these simple and comfy clogs make relaxation a priority. Lightweight foam keeps them featherweight and travel-friendly, while a textured footbed, arch support, and an EVA foam midsole pamper tired feet.
“The Shanti is my new favourite summer shoe. They are very comfortable with a soft insole. The traction on the bottom tread is outstanding on any surface. I've walked our dogs for several miles without any wear showing on the tread.” — Andrew O.
“I bought these (Yogui Clogs) for a Disney World vacation and wore them for seven days, logging an average of seven miles a day. They were great. I am also a big Crocs fan, but what these bring to the table is arch support. I have zero foot pain after all that walking. Great product!” — Jake
No matter which men’s travel shoes suit your vacation plans, you can count on KEEN for versatile styles that offer a comfy fit right out of the box and all-terrain grip that gets you where you want to go.