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Best Shoes for Journeys - Top Men's Travel Shoes

Rugged, All Occasion Shoes - Easy on Your Feet, Easier on Your Packing


Minimize space wasters in your luggage with comfortable, multi-purpose shoes. The best shoes for a traveling man to take on a journey, are city smart and country casual at the same time, as well as being super comfy for leisure walking. Being able to slip them on and off easily for airport security is a bonus too. These men's travel shoes are among the best shoes for journeys that I've seen recently. Most come in black and brown.

And here's a tip: Don't pack space eating hiking boots. Buy serious hiking boots-for serious hill and fell walking-after you arrive, from a local supplier who understands local conditions.

1. Clarks Wave

Available in tan leather or off-white nubuck, this is a shoe made for comfort with all kinds of cushioning built in. Their twin elastic gored panels make them easy on and easy off for airport security, they've got a generously padded collar and cushy insole. The outsole sits on a one inch heel that absorbs impact while you pound the pavement. Okay, you probably won't want to wear them to the ambassador's ball. But they are respectable enough for most other travel situations.

2. Aetrex Bodyworks Lace Ups

I like the thinking behind these casually comfortable shoes. They've got the sort of structure and support of sneakers (or trainers as they're called in the UK), but in brown nubuck they'll pass for ordinary lace ups when you're on the road. The sneaker comfort is your little secret. The padded tongue and collar, moisture wicking lining and cushioning performance insole keep your feet cool and pampered on the move. The multi-density midsole cushioning is designed to absorb shock and, as if walking around all day wasn't enough of a workout, the double rocker bottom sole stimulates your muscles. It also comes in brown nubuck, which gives it a more athletic look.

3. Hush Puppies - Gil Adjustable Slip-ons

Hush Puppies Gil Adjustable Slip-Ons
There is nothing high style about Hush Puppies but who cares? When it comes to good, comfortable, all-purpose walking shoes for men, they've just about got it covered. These are light, soft and easy to wear with a rubber outsole and a cushioned, contoured removable footbed to absorb shock. The hook and loop closure allows you to adjust for a customized fit. And, let's face it, unless you are planning to go to a ball at Buckingham Palace, you can really takes these anywhere.

4. Orthofeet Men's Depth Lace Tie Oxfords

Orthofeet Depth Laces
Designed to alleviate pressure on sensitive areas of the foot these look like classic Oxfords but they come with two extra, full length orthotic inserts (2mm and 3mm thick) to customize fit. They can be used together, with or without the removable, self-molding, polyurethane insole. To accommodate all this support and cushioning, the shoes have extra width in the midfoot and toe box as well as added depth.

With all their foot pampering detail and structure these are a good looking, smart/casual style, multi-purpose traveling style.

5. ECCO Chander Retro Tie

ECCO Chander Retro Tie-ups
Ecco, the Danish shoe company, are right up there with the best of them when it comes to comfort, support and teasing an all purpose shoe out of what is essentially a sneaker or trainer. What I like about these is that they cross the line between casual and city wear. Soft polished leather, in cognac, gives them a sophisticated edge - yet in their heart of hearts, they are clearly sneakers or sport shoes - a great crossover look from a maker who pampers active feet very well.
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6. Clarks England Nebulae

Clarks Nebulae Shoe
Updated and sporty these were designed for casual workplaces or any place where a man might spend a lot of time on his feet. The rugged, oiled leather lace up gives plenty of support - with a padded tongue and ankle collar for extra comfort and textured leather uppers for a knockabout, touring shoe. Yet there are those few extra styling details - the center front seam for example, that make them subtly interesting for a casual night out. They're meant to be worn for hours - sounds like the ideal resume for a traveller's schedule.

7. Hush Puppies Emit

Hush Puppies Emit
Hush Puppies have built a brand on the idea of comfort. So it stands to reason that they know how to add their patented comfort elements to a slightly dressier walking shoe. Sleek loafers, easy to kick off at airport security, have soft leather uppers and a round, moc toe. The design conceals an elastic gore panel at the instep for secure fit as well as interior cushioning and shock absorbing features. Traction outsoles make them comfortable walking shoes and stylish dress loafers at the same time.

8. Aetrex Men’s Gramercy Fisherman Sandals

Aetrex Men’s Gramercy Fisherman Sandals
Go completely European with a classic men's fisherman's sandal- very suave. This one offers a hidden "prescription" of flexible features that make it totally customizable for personal comfort. The Mozaic™ footbed has peel-away squares allowing the wearer to relieve pressure wherever his tired feet demand it. The footbed can also be removed for more depth or so wearers can add their own orthotic inserts.

Made of soft, premium leather and lined with a moisture-wicking polyester fabric, they are elegant, comfortable and great for pounding the cobbled streets of country villages for the UK's urban pavements for hours on end.

9. Clarks Touareg

Clarks Touareg
Possibly the dressiest shoe of this bunch, this shoe is still pretty versatile with lots of ergonomic features built in for comfort. It has a shock-absorbing footbed and a full-grain leather upper plus a polyurethane outsole for traction.

The styling is what the British call smart/casual. But the English shoemaker, Clarks, is very comfort oriented. They've even made this shoe very lightweight to reduce - can you believe it - "footlift load." So, if you are doing a lot of city and town sightseeing, your feet can take whatever pace you set. Maybe this isn't one for tramping across meadows, but it will hold its own for most other travel situations. I like its funky wide toes and extra stitch detailing too.

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