If you can see yourself uttering this at the check-in counter and having to pay a ridiculous additional luggage fee just because you couldn’t decide which shoes to take on vacation so you just took them all, then this is the article for you!
Below are some great ideas on what shoes to pack depending on your destination.
Let’s start with the tropics
If you plan to visit a tropical destination full of rain forests then you had best prepare for a lot of walking and hiking. This is because the majority of the activities will include walking through the rain forest, exploring everything they have to offer by foot.
Here’s what you will need to pack for a trip to a tropical destination:
- Good quality hiking boots
- Velcro Sandals
If you don’t have a pair of sturdy sandals, check out the Groupon Coupons page for Clarks before you head off, and take advantage of discounts on high-quality footwear. These will be great for when you are walking around local towns in humid weather.
Rain, Rain, Go Away!
Well, maybe not! Many vacation destinations are best visited during the rainy season, bring with them their own types of adventures and experiences. The difference between wet weather and humidity from the jungles in the tip above is how slippery it will be and what level of water you will encounter.
For a rainy climate, stick with the following:
- Good quality hiking boots
- If not, waterproof boots
- Again, velcro sandals
The majority of your activities aren’t likely to be hiding based, so you can get away with a good pair of waterproof boots. The sneakers are on the list for when you want to go out at night or need something more comfortable, so be sure they are clean and respectable.
If you are lucky enough to be visiting the snow then you should know that it isn’t all about snow-based activities. In fact, with the limited daylight, the majority of the action happens on the slopes.
With this in mind, pack the following:
- Snow Boots
- Good Quality hiking boots
- Dress shoes
The dress shoes are important because you will likely attend night events which will require you to dress up slightly to match a shirt and jacket.
When you are packing your shoes and boots, be sure to give them a thorough inspection to make sure they are up to the task. For example, getting to the snow to find that a snow boot has a leak will not only be an inconvenience, but it will also be costly, as the stores based on the snow aren’t likely to be well priced.
If you are finding it difficult to pack any of these shoes in your suitcase, remember that you are allowed to wear a pair of shoes or boots on the plane. Consider wearing your hiking boots for the short journey to give you more space to pack your other items.