Everyone knows that packing for travel is a pain. I consistently have to sit on my suitcase to get it to close, and it's usually due to one thing: My shoes.
I'm guilty of overpacking in general, but especially when it comes to shoes. I just want some travel shoes that'll go with every outfit, sue me.
But as any pro travel knows, you should probably only bring around two pairs of shoes with you on each trip — counting the ones you wear on the plane, of course.
That's easier said than done, though. It all depends on where you're going. Sometimes, you end up going places where you need a shoe that can withstand a blizzard, but other times, you just need a comfortable pair of lightweight sneakers. Read more...More about Travel, Shoes, Apparel, Mashable Shopping, and Carry On IMAGE: Amazon
BEST ALL-AROUND TRAVEL SHOEadidas Ultraboost 20 Sneakers
The adidas Ultraboosts are an all-in-one powerhouse, offering comfort and versatility in both style and usage — you can take them almost anywhere.$180 from Amazon IMAGE: Allbirds
BEST AIRPORT SHOEAllbirds Wool Runners
Running through the airport is already stressful enough, so you might as well be comfortable while doing it — the Allbirds Wool Runners are ultra-cozy and flexible, making it the top pick for air travel.$95 from Allbirds IMAGE: Veja
BEST SHOES FOR CITY TRAVELVeja V-10 Trainers
It's always better to shop eco-friendly if you can — the Veja V-10s are sustainably made, comfortable, and they'll look great no matter what city you find yourself in.$135 from Veja IMAGE: Cole Haan
BEST SHOES FOR BUSINESS TRIPSCole Haan OriginalGrand Ultra Wingtip Oxford
Oxford shoes are notoriously uncomfortable, but the Cole Haan OriginalGrands bring both the classic Oxford style and extreme comfort to the table, making it the perfect semi-formal shoe for business travel.$180 from Cole Haan IMAGE: Amazon
BEST HIKING BOOTSDanner Mountain Light Boots
Danner's Mountain Light boots are the epitome of a high-quality hiking boot — they are comfortable, practical, and elicit tons of nostalgia with their heritage aesthetic.$380 from Amazon IMAGE: L.L.Bean
BEST FOR RAINY/WINTER CLIMATESBean Boots by L.L.Bean (Shearling-Lined)
Wet, winter climates demand a versatile boot, and L.L. Bean's popular duck boots bring it all to the table: Warmth, comfort, and practicality.$249 from L.L.Bean IMAGE: Birkenstock
BEST SANDALBirkenstock Arizona Sandals
If you want a sandal that's more versatile than a flip-flop, Birkenstocks are the obvious next step — they're super comfortable, and they work with a vast array of outfits.$125 from Birkenstock IMAGE: Toms
BEST SLIP-ON SHOEToms Classic Alpargata
Toms are a great, convenient, in-between option for those who want the benefits of both a shoe and a sandal.$49.95 from Toms