Traveling is basically a full-body workout. Your eyes and ears are constantly receiving new information and capturing new memories while your brain functions as an internal GPS. You’re building biceps from lugging weekender bags and pushing around rolling suitcases, and, of course, no other part of your body gets nearly as much action as the feet. When you’re clocking upward of 10,000 steps daily — hopping from site to site and running to catch flights — you better make sure that your choice of comfortable footwear is up for the challenge.
“The best shoes for traveling are shoes that you can walk and stand in for long distances and periods of time,” says Bradley Schaeffer, DPM, a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon at Central Park Sole, a practice in NYC. “I always say: Our feet are our body’s shock absorbers and need to be taken care of, with cushioning, support, and stabilization.”
As the star of the popular TLC show My Feet Are Killing Me, Dr. Bradley is the expert when it comes to the best travel shoes that are stylish, practical, and kind to your feet. Read ahead for his top recommendations for shoes you can comfortably jet-set in.
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