Packing for a holiday is something that many people find stressful. This is understandable. After all, there is a lot to think about and remember, especially if you are doing it for the whole family.
The trick with any big and daunting job is to be organized and break it down into manageable chunks. So, today I thought we would look at choosing the right footwear for a holiday.
Look for versatile footwear
Usually, you will only have enough space in your case to take one or two pairs per person. So, any shoes or sandals you pack need to be versatile. You want to be able to wear each pair with as many outfits as possible.
This year, you are in luck because there are lots of silver shoes in the shops. Silver is a nice neutral color that goes with practically anything, so they are a particularly good option for your holidays. If there is a particular type of shoe that you find comfortable the chances are you will be able to find them in silver, this year.
For example, you should be able to find similar styles here. This retailer has 177 different pairs of shoes and sandals listed as silver. Some are a mix of two or more colors but most are actually silver in color.
If you really do not like silver, consider buying some of the PVC shoes and sandals that are available right now. These are also very neutral, so they will look good with virtually any outfit.
Comfort really matters
Most people spend more time on their feet when they are on holiday. They go out more and do not have a car, so usually end up walking. So, you need to be really careful to buy shoes, sandals, and boots that are comfortable. It is also a good idea to get everyone to wear their new footwear in a few weeks before you are due to go away. That way you will not have to deal with blisters when you are on holiday.
If you are traveling to somewhere hot, bear in mind the fact that your feet are going to swell a little. Never buy or try on shoes you are planning to wear on holiday, in the morning. It is much better to do this in the afternoon when your feet are slightly swollen. If your feet tend to swell a lot, you might find this article very helpful. In it, you can learn how to reduce the swelling fast and hopefully stop it happening in the first place.
Some closed in shoes
A lot of people only pack sandals when they travel to somewhere hot. Sometimes this works out OK, other times it turns out to be a big mistake. If it rains you will have nothing suitable to wear. Plus, if you want to do something like horse riding you will not be able to because you cannot ride safely in sandals. Usually, the best approach is to wear a pair of closed in shoes like trainers to and from the airport. That way you will not have to try to fit them into your cases.
More holiday packing tips
If you have enjoyed this post and found it useful, you might take a look at this one too. It is all about finding the perfect dress for your holidays.