Travel Sandal Buying Guide: Features to Look For and Top Styles

We love traveling, but packing is a pain! The hardest part about packing light is footwear. Shoes tend to take up the most space and are the heaviest item you’ll pack. That’s why fewer and more lightweight pairs are a must. When prepping for a long trip, you can certainly pack a few pairs of sandals. But you’ll want them to be super versatile and durable to take on whatever terrain you’ll encounter.

Looking for cute sandals with arch support? When it comes to comfortable flat sandals, finding one really reliable pair will make your life on the go a whole lot easier. There are a lot of factors to take into consideration when choosing the best pair of sandals. These factors include durability, materials, style, and design. Read on to discover the most important considerations so you can choose the perfect pair!

Durability and Comfort

When you’re traveling, you need walking sandals that last rather than getting a pair of weak flip-flops that break when you’re miles away from your hotel with no backup shoes. Walking sandal durability comes down to a few things, namely high-quality materials like leather and a thick sole made of rubber or other lasting material. 

Vacation shoes made of sturdy materials are not only more durable but also more comfortable. The soft leather straps of comfortable sandals like Grand Z won’t rub or cause blisters, plus they are adjustable to your foot. They are also some of the best walking shoes for plantar fasciitis, another common foot problem.

Taos Grand Z Leather Strap Sandals with Cork Support

Protection and Support

The best travel sandals will protect and support your feet. When traveling, you’re bound to be doing a lot of walking and you need travel sandals that won’t hurt. With a sturdy rubber outsole, Taos sandals protect your feet with every step. Plus, Taos sandals have built-in arch support. Adjustable sandals like Zone have a flexible, padded contour cork footbed. Cork is a great material for naturally cushioning and supporting all parts of the foot. With the best sandals for walking, you can go longer distances without getting sore feet. These are probably some of the best shoes for walking Europe, for instance!

Taos Zone Leather Strap Cork Support Sandals


The best travel sandals should be able to feel good and also look good, right? Stylish shoes are important when traveling. While you may think you’re only going to be wearing your travel sandals to the beach, you’ll discover that dinners and events pop up where you also want to wear sandals. Having a travel sandal that does it all and is stylish makes getting dressed for any occasion a breeze. 

3 Styles to Try for Traveling

For the best of all of the above features, Taos’ comfortable sandals are a great choice. The three styles in the cork collection, Grand Z, Perfect, and Zone are made with the highest quality materials. They are sustainable and crafted with care using artisan decorative stitching to create a stylish and durable pair of go-anywhere walking sandals. The hard considerations have already been done for you. All you need to decide is whether you prefer the closed heel and hammered mini medallion finishes of the Grand Z or the slide-on ease and nail head hardware of Zone. Whatever you choose, and wherever you go, we wish you all the best on your journey!

Taos Perfect Leather Strap Cork Support Sandals

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