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7 Best Cities to Tackle on Foot

There is no better way to explore a new city than by foot, but some places are better suited to wandering than others. If you’re looking to experience all a city has to offer and love a long stroll in comfortable walking shoes, these are the cities for you. 

Take New York City By Storm in Stylish Walking Sneakers

NYC may be famous for its yellow cabs and subway system, but it is also one of the most walkable cities in the USA. Most New Yorkers actually prefer to walk places, as it can be the fastest and most convenient way of getting around (depending on where you’re going).

Manhattan is built out on a grid system, so it is easy to navigate. Avenues go up and down the island, while streets go across. For example, 6th Avenue goes north to south, while 30th Street goes from east to west. You can also look up to help you find where you’re going. Tall structures like the Empire State Building and One World Trade act as landmarks that can help you figure out if you’re going in the right direction.

Some beautiful neighborhoods to wander around include Soho, Greenwich Village, and the West Village. But, be aware that as you head downtown, the numbered system no longer applies. Streets start getting names like “King” or “Prince,” but getting lost while wandering is half the fun!

If you’re traveling to the concrete jungle, comfortable boots will help you blend in with the locals. A pair of vacation walking shoes like Crave will support you all day. The sleek look of these leather boots will go with everything in your suitcase. Meanwhile, these stylish walking shoes don’t mean you need to sacrifice comfort. They feature the Taos Curves & Pods® molded EVA dual density removable footbed for the ultimate support as you pound the concrete streets.

Taos Crave Leather Lace Up Ankle Boots

Enjoy Paris Even More in Walking Sneakers

Stroll by the Seine. Enjoy the gardens. Take in all of the lights. Paris is an incredible city to discover, no matter the season, but if you’re lucky enough to roam around in your comfortable vacation shoes on a warm spring day, there is nothing better.

The Walking City of Dubrovnik Requires the Best Vacation Shoes

The entire old city of Dubrovnik is for pedestrians only. You may want to bring a pair of comfortable women’s sneakers like Star so you can experience all that the city has to offer. These comfortable women’s sneakers feature the Active Curves & Pods® removable footbed and stylish canvas upper so you’ll fit right in like a local while roaming this pedestrian oasis. You won’t have to worry about any traffic as you are delighted by the city’s architecture and magic. It will feel like you have stepped back in time and are now in a medieval castle.

taos star sneaker

Since it is a seaside city, you may also want to pack some comfortable walking shoes that can take you from cobblestone streets to the beach. The Prize 4 sandals are some of the best comfortable vacation shoes available. They’re made with Soft Support™ premium footbed for an extra layer of comfort and relief that lasts all day.

Taos Prize 4 Strappy Soft Support Sandals

Wander the Winding Streets of Kotor in Cute Orthotic Shoes

Kotor is the capital of Montenegro, a small country in the Balkans. The city is built in an old fortress and is full of winding streets and Romanesque churches. It sits in the edge of a the Bay of Kotor, which is unlike anything you’ll ever see. This small city feels like a sweet secret that you will want to keep forever.

Trulie are the perfect pair of cute orthotic shoes that will help to keep you cool and comfortable while you explore this stunning location. The padded, contour cork footbed offers arch and metatarsal support while cushioning your foot for long-lasting comfort. With their woven straps and Spanish style, these vacation walking shoes will help you stand out and look your best in Kotor and other exotic destinations.

taos trulie in black

Explore All of Boston in Comfortable Women’s Sneakers

While Boston is a major US city, for many it feels like a small town. It is small compared to other cities like New York or LA, making it the perfect place to explore rich history on foot. Beacon Hill offers old, European Charm. Meanwhile, the waterfront is a newer, fresher take on the historic town. Places like Faneuil Hall and Newbury Street are not to be missed.

If you want a long walk along the Charles, the Esplanade is perfect for a stroll or even a scenic run. You can also rent boats and have a picnic on your way.

Boston is a bit more laid back, so lightweight and comfortable women’s sneakers like Twin Gore Lux will be perfect for all occasions. With the Curves & Pods® removable footbed, your feet will stay supported as you wander across the entire city.

Taos Twin Gore Lux Leather Slip On Sandals

Bring Your Comfortable Vacation Shoes to Florence

Since the center of Florence is restricted to only certain types of vehicles, it makes it easy to move around in your vacation walking shoes. Everything is within walking distance, from Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore to Ponte Vecchio, so you will be able to easily see all the major sights.

If you’re visiting during the summer, remember that it can get very hot. Be sure to take your time and make stops for refreshments and gelato along the way.

Pack a breathable sandal like Escape to ensure your stylish walking shoes help keep you cool. They have a Stand Up Footbed™ for superior arch and metatarsal support, while also featuring metallic details that help you blend in like a local.

Taos Escape Leather Sandal with Metal Medallion Details

Bring Your Comfortable Vacation Shoes to Florence

Another Italian city, Rome is a little bigger but just as magical as Florence. We recommend wandering Italy’s capital without much of an agenda; it’s better to just stumble upon its beauty.

Stop at cafes for pasta and pizza, as almost everywhere will be good. Admire every church and try and get a view of the entire city at sunset; you will not be disappointed.

Try a comfortable pair of walking sneakers like Court to help you explore the streets as well as the magnificent museums. The soft leather and perforations give an edge to these walking sneakers. To match their high level of style, the Active Curves & Pods® premium footbed offers equal comfort and support.

Taos Court Leather Perforated Slip On Sneakers

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