Comfortable Walking Shoes For A Summer Trip To London

My search for the most comfortable pair of walking shoes for a summer trip to London…

In search of comfortable walking shoes for a summer trip to London - ZagLeftSummer has officially arrived and now that school is almost over here in Texas, I’m beginning to prepare for our upcoming trip to London.  My husband has to travel to London on business and I’m thrilled that two of our children and I will be able to travel along with him.  We’ve spent the last few weeks planning our trip and highlighting all the sights we want to see and we can’t wait! London is one of my favorite cities in the world and I’m excited to be able to visit again.  We’ll have almost two weeks to spend in England.  First, we’ll be staying in the beautiful and charming English countryside and then we’ll spend our remaining days in London.

Comfortable Walking Shoes for London | ZagLeftI’ve been on the lookout for comfortable walking shoes for our trip and have found it challenging to find pretty summer shoes that provide great support too.

Is it just me?  Am I just being too picky?  Although I love flats, I can’t wear them.  So I limit myself to wedges and heels.

The Most Comfortable Walking Shoes for London - ZagLeftA few years ago, shortly after beginning a running program, I developed plantar fasciitis in one foot.  My foot healed and then I developed a heel spur in the opposite foot.  Although both feet feel much better, I don’t think I’ll ever be walking barefoot or wearing flip flops again.

One of the first shoes I purchased after my  plantar fasciitis was diagnosed were a pair of Romilka shoes.  The Romikas I bought are so comfortable.  I wore them for a week all over Walt Disney World without a single problem and wore them almost every day last summer.  I’ve been looking for another pair since the ones I’ve been wearing are quite worn now.

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I’ve always had good luck with Ecco shoes.  The ones I’ve owned have been so comfortable.  I ended up purchasing this pair of Ecco Dress Sandals in Moon Rock.  They’re so comfortable but I’m still debating on whether or not to keep them.  They’re silver and I’m wondering if the color is one I’ll wear.  I have to say that the color looks muted and much cuter when I put them on.  I just can’t decide.  What do you think?

Good walking shoes for London - Ecco - ZagLeft

I wear lots of gray and thought the Eccos would look cute with these two outfits I found at Gap.

I love this skirt, especially with a simple white t-shirt.

Travel clothes for London - Zagleft

Although this is not the actual dress, it’s similar to the one I purchased.  I think the silver shoes would look good.  What about you?

Travel clothes for London - Gap- ZagLeft

I love wedges and wear them pretty much year round but I really love these Ecco Ballerina Sneakers.  They’re cute and sporty but could see them with a casual skirt, shorts or capris. They also seem to have a good arch support.

Ecco Biom Ballerina Sneaker - ZagLeft

I love the look of these two shoes.  According to reviews I’ve read, they don’t appear to have very much of an arch support, but if you don’t have foot issues, you might like wearing them. They would go with just about everything.

Ecco Osan Loafer

Shoes for travel to London - Ecco | ZagLeft

I especially love this color!

Best shoes for walking in Europe | ZagLeft

So here are my choices.  Can you see what a difficult decision I have before me.

Which ones are your favorites?

Here are two other very pretty shoes that won’t work for me, but I love them anyway and they might work for you…

Vivobarefoot Jing Jing

Best travel shoes for Europe - ZagLeft

Puma Ballet Flats 

Best travel shoes for Europe | ZagLeft

What to pack to wear in London isn’t a problem.  The shoe issue is.

From experience I know we will be spending the day walking and it’s important to me have shoes that not only feel great but look good too.

Based on my travel and shopping experiences, here are a few tips to consider when choosing the best shoes for traveling…

*  Consider the amount of footwear you’ll need for your trip.  I try to follow the “rule of three”; one pair for walking, a casual pair for touring and a pair for going out in the evening.

*  Consider what activities you’ll be taking part in.  Will you be doing a lot of walking or hiking?  Will you be going out in the evening?

*  Be sure to break in any travel shoes before you leave home.  Wear them around town for a while to make sure they feel good.  The last thing you want on your vacation is blisters!

* Worst case, you can always pick up a new pair of shoes at your destination city if you don’t bring the most comfortable pair.

Do you have a favorite shoe to wear while traveling or a good travel tip?  Leave your suggestions in the comment section below.

**No one paid me to write about travel shoes or to recommend the brands mentioned.  This post does contain Amazon affiliate links which means if you click on them and purchase an item through Amazon, ZagLeft will get a few cents which helps with the running of this website.  There is no additional cost to you.

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4 thoughts on “Comfortable Walking Shoes For A Summer Trip To London”

  1. I understand your dilemma. I also have to deal with plantar fasciitis. A few years ago, I did a lot research for good walking shoes that dont aggravate it. I discovered Aetrex shoes. I have a pair of wedges and a pair of sandals. I love them! I wear them on all of my travels.

    1. Thanks for the suggestion, Jessica. I’ll have to check out Aetrex too. I’m so happy to know there are other shoe companies out there that sell pretty shoes with great support. I was afraid I was going to be limited to clunky, unattractive shoes from now on.

  2. My friend who wears wedges and heels everyday swears by Pikolinos, Seychelles and Naya. Maybe check those out.

    1. Thanks so much for the suggestions, Kim. I just checked out the websites and the styles are so pretty. I especially like what I’ve seen from Pikolinos. I’m going to have to explore these further. Thanks for introducing me to three new shoe companies. It’s nice that comfortable shoes can look pretty and not clunky.

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