2021 holiday gift guide: the best shoes for road trips

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Whether you enjoy spending a lot of time on the freeway, traveling across the country, or being a weekend warrior, making getaways here and there when you can, you will need to shoes suitable for adventure. From slippers to slip-ons, boots to ankle boots with traction, these are the best shoes for road trips.

Travel through snow and ice in comfort and style

Deckers X Lab, the brand spun off from HOKA ONE ONE, Teva and UGG, has just released a brand new all-terrain lace-up high top shoe, the X-SCAPE SPSK Mid (sheepskin upper), which is a fusion of a slipper, a sports shoe and a winter boot. This high performance and lightweight boot has a super soft interior with a removable ergonomic insole and a water repellent suede exterior. These are the perfect all-rounder for walking outdoors, walking your dog, or traveling from point A to point B.

How to buy : Deckers X Lab, X-SCAPE SPSK Mid, $ 200

Pair quality boots with the outfit of your choice

Flannel favorites top the list this time of year and there is now a quality boot, with a flannel flannel accent, that can be paired with your travel leggings, skinny jeans or travel pants. The fun bison-shaped collar on the Kodiak Cloverdale plaid boot is a nod to the brand’s Canadian roots. These boots are well made and are sure to last you for many seasons to come – the waterproof full grain leather will only get better with time.

How to buy : Kodiak, Kodiak Cloverdale plaid boot, $ 185

Slide from inside to outside

Sanuk has designed the most comfortable flannel cruisers, perfect for wearing on a long road trip. These vegan shoes, made from recycled materials, are not only stylish and comfortable, but also easy to store. You can wear them on the go, in the car, or put them on when you arrive at your destination. Either way, your feet will thank you.

How to buy : Sanuk, Donna ST Chill, $ 65

Slip on these slip-ons

Eco-friendly, stylish, useful and extremely comfortable, the Mahabis are top-notch slippers, ideal for road trips or for relaxing at home. The Mahabis Curve, built to last, comes in a variety of bold hues on the rubber sole. The felt is made from sustainable and recycled materials, with a 100% organic Italian wool lining from a 50 year old mill. Anecdote: the kicks are machine washable.

How to buy : Mahabis, Mahabis curve, $ 130

Easily float from the car to the pit stop

If you know the Chaco brand, you know that the sandals they make are durable and hard-wearing. Whether you are giving your feet a rest after a long day of hiking, rafting down a river full of white water, or strolling around your campsite, Chaco is synonymous with sustainability. For a shoe designed for comfort, there is now a brand new slip-on called Revel, well-designed with arch support, a felted, fleece-lined upper, and a flip-up heel for added versatility. It is a shoe that will take you from the car to the campsite.

How to buy : Chaco, Revel, $ 75

Keep your feet warm throughout the season

Winter for many people means snow, cold weather and wind. To keep your feet warm and happy, choose a boot made with a warm wool lining like the Abby Hickory from Bearpaw, a shoe company that has been around for two decades. These boots are treated with NeverWet technology, which repels stains from salt water, mud, dirt and other substances. Slip on these boots and set off on your big road trip in comfort and style.

How to buy : Bear Paw, Abby Hickory, $ 79.99

Be prepared for any work or social gathering as you wish

If you find yourself on a long road trip, perhaps working on the go for a remote gig, you’ll probably need a shoe a little more sophisticated for potential business meetings. Or maybe you would like a nice pair of shoes when you go out to dinner or get together with friends on the road. Prepare yourself with a comfortable, easy-to-wear slip-on heel like the Gracie Total Motion Solid Heel by Rockport in natural, suede or black. This shoe is lightweight, minimalist in design, and easy to pack for travel.

How to buy : Rockport, Gracie Total Motion plain heel, $ 120

Pull on a classic cold weather snow boot

Some of the road trips at this time of year are prepared for inclement weather. You will probably want to bring a traditional snow boot designed to keep your feet warm in extreme weather. The Northside Back Country Winter Snow Boot has a waterproof rubber shell with a fully insulated liner. These sturdy boots are easy to put on and take off and will prove their worth when snow or rain falls.

How to buy : Northside Winter Snow Boot, Back Country, $ 100

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