If you really want to put a pair of shoes to the test, take them to NYC. The amount of walking you do during a city break in NYC is just insane… And it’ll become totally clear after just a day if your pair of shoes don’t cut the mustard.
Because I’ve made this mistake in the past, I vowed never to make it again! I always make sure I have the most comfy shoes to take with me now, shoes that will keep my feet cosy and comfy all day, without fail.
My favourite pair at the moment (and the pair I lived in during our recent trip to NYC) are these adorable little East Side Booties from KEEN. They’re not walking boots in the traditional sense – but they feel like you’re walking on air and have this magic padding in the heel which cushions every step. I didn’t have the weight allowance (or the space!) in my luggage for clunky walking boots, so these were just perfection.
They’re light and flexible enough to wear all day long, without your feet getting too hot.
I got so many compliments on these too – during our NYC holiday several people came up and asked me where they’re from. Shoes that earn compliments are definitely a winner in my books.
You can browse the entire range of KEEN shoes here – they have lots of great styles, from heavy winter boots to lighter every-day shoes (like the ones I’m wearing).