Sensible Shoes

Sensible Shoes


NIKE shoes, $155 / TOMS shoes / Superga lacing shoes
Keds lacing shoes, $77 / Havaianas sandals / Lacing shoes


Since I'll be going to Italy soon, I've been thinking more and more about the shoes I need to buy/bring with me there. At every study abroad meeting we've been to, the talk has always been about how we need to bring sensible shoes. We're going to be doing a lot of hiking/walking around Rome and the surrounding areas, so it'll be necessary to find some shoes that don't kill my feet.

My roommate always talks about these shoes called Superga's, saying that they're the most comfortable shoe she's ever owned and they're great for walking. Well, these are Italian shoes, so while I'm not planning on buying any before I go, I may have to pick up a pair while I'm there.

Other than those, it'll be best to bring a shoe with a lot of support, so I'm thinking my running shoes (that I'm retiring cause they're a little too small to run in), and maybe a pair or two of shoes that I can just toss after the trip like some keds or toms. Some shoes that I can just add some support to!

Finally, I'll have to bring a pair of cheap flip flops (or maybe two). One pair for the beach, one pair to walk around the house/take showers in?

What have you found to be the best type of walking shoes? 



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  1. I love Toms! That colour you picked is gorgeous :)
    xoxo
    Suzanne from written by suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne! My favorite color is blue, and when I saw these I absolutely fell in love with them!

      xo, Maria

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  2. I love the shoes you picked! I like Havaianas because they are comfie and don't fall apart like other flip-flops! I love the colors you picked! Found you from Friday's Five and TGIF!

    xox ~chloe @ popcosmo.com

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    1. Ooh, I'll have to take a look into those. One of my roommates has a pair and I know she absolutely loves them! Thanks so much for stopping by!
      xo, Maria

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  3. I find Toms to be super comfortable. I always bring them on vaaction with me because they're versatile and just so easy to slip on and off. If I know I'm going to be walking very long distances, then I'll insert a sole support for extra comfort.

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  4. Great shoes. Love the Toms!!! Visiting from the link up. Don't forget to link up to my show me your favorite spring trend link up and enter my giveaway for a $300 gift card to Old Navy/Gap/Banana Republic.

    Agi:)

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Agnes! I don't own a pair, but my little sister does and she loves them. Hope you have a great week.

      Maria

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  5. I swear by TOMS and Keds! So comfy, but still so cute and versatile- they match everything!
    xx, Emily
    so anthro

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    1. Ooh, thanks for letting me know, Emily! Keds are definitely my go to right now, I've been through three pairs in the last year...I wear them a quite a lot. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great week.
      Maria

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  7. Chacos (arch support!) and Keens (because they don't get smelly) are both great for traveling! I backpacked for a month all over Italy and tennis shoes were very bulky to carry around. Toms are a great call bc you can dress them up if needed.
    http://lobsterlovefest.blogspot.com/

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    1. I haven't heard of Keens, but I"ll have to check them out. I'm so jealous you've been to Italy, I literally cannot wait (though school is tending to get in the way a bit!). Luckily I'll have a little bit more than a backpack since we'll be more concentrated in one area but I'm definitely going to look into getting some Toms. I hope you have a great week Rachael.
      xo, Maria

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  8. I've spent a lot of time in Italy during summer months and every time I've packed my trusty Rainbows (sandals),a cute wedge and running shoes (for hiking) oh and Havanas for beach/shower. The last time I even threw in a pair of TOMS. Enjoy Italy it's a beautiful country.

    Tiara
    http://icecreamandfrenchfries.blogspot.com/

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    1. So, so, so jealous of you for being in Italy during the summer time. I'll be heading there early summer so it's still supposed to be a bit cold when we're there. I'll have to look into Rainbows, one of my roommates has them and I'm pretty sure she loves them. I didn't think about bringing wedges though, that's such a good idea. I hope you have a great week, Tiara. Thanks for stopping by!
      xo, Maria

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    1. I'm so glad to hear that! It makes me want to really buy a pair, or maybe pick one up while I'm in Italy. I hope you're having a great week!
      xo, Maria

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