When traveling, there is one packing item that is easily one of the most important: good travel walking shoes. Men, don't be fooled into thinking you can just toss a pair of sneakers or work shoes in your suitcase and be content. Traveling means heavy-duty walking, and comfort is key. It also means shoes that are prepared for anything, be it hiking the Alps, climbing hundreds of stairs to the top of Notre Dame or a fine dinner.
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Mens Travel Walking Shoes
Traveling means heavy-duty walking, and comfort is key. It also means shoes that are prepared for anything, be it hiking the Alps, climbing hundreds of stairs to the top of Notre Dame or just strolling the streets of Paris as a flaneur (a stroller, someone who saunters through the streets, and a particular French expression).
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Rockport World Tour Men's Walking Shoe
The Rockport World Tour Men's Walking Shoe features amazing versatility, and outstanding comfort. There are great choices in both color and styles, including black tumbled leather or brown nubuck. The shoe is also water-resistant. This is one of the best pairs of men's walking shoes out there. There are several versions, one under $100. But if you're going for both style and endurance, I recommend the more expensive type, which is also smart enough to wear to dinner and around town.
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ECCO Seawalker Men's Walking Shoe
For style and looks, this pair wins hands down. You won't march into the CEOs office with these shoes, but they are ideal if you need the flexibility to go business casual, attend a conference, or go out to dinner during your travels. They are also supremely comfortable and durable.
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Merrell Men's World Passport Walking Shoe
This is a little more casual, as it is a slip-on, but this stylish shoe is still fashionable while practical. It is comfortable, even after hours of walking. Also, a bonus: there is no metal in the shoe, so you don't need to slip these shoes off at airport security.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
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Birkenstock Arizone Suede Men's Walking Shoes
This classic is the ultimate comfort shoe. You won't hit any business meetings with this hippie favorite, but it certainly goes perfectly with that summer-in-Europe backpack. These shoes have been favorites for years for a reason: they are comfortable, they go anywhere, and they are durable.
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Dr. Martens Grizzly Men's Hiking Boot
This boot is amazingly durable and can withstand anything your travels bring. It is great for walking in the city or hitting the mountains for a climb. It doesn't dress up well, but if your travels will be mostly outdoors and rugged, this is the ideal choice.
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Rockport Clarkdale Men's Business Comfort Shoes
If you will be mixing lots of business with pleasure, go with these shoes. They are plenty dressy enough for the boardroom, while comfortable enough for the walking tour. This is another airport-friendly shoe!
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If comfort is your number one priority, and this is all about enjoying walking on your vacation, go the route of the sneaker. You can hardly get more comfort than that. What's great about this walking sneaker is that it comes in dress-shoe colors like black and brown, and can almost sneak under a pair of slacks for dinner. These will also ensure your feet and legs feel great, even after a day of heavy city walking.