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The Best Walking Shoes for Women

Too often we find ourselves having to choose between grandma shoes and cute, yet impractical footwear on vacation—a decision that makes packing a nightmare, and getting ready in the morning an hours-long affair. To put an end to this dilemma for once and for all, we went out in search of the best walking shoes for women. What we found? Sporty slip-ons, espadrille sneakers, and platform runners that add height without the heel. You can thank us later.


Adidas Gazelle Suede Sneakers

This sneaker simultaneously pays homage to and updates the iconic design that has been around since 1966. 

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Golden Goose Navy Suede Superstar Sneakers

These kicks get serious style points—the light blue suede, the metallic purple leather signature star appliqué, the gray flat laces. Plus, they're super comfortable: the interior is lined with French terry, and they have a removable wedge insole. 

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Superga 2750 Cotu Classic Sneakers

We love the classic look of these Superga Cotu sneakers, and the high heel provides extra comfort. 

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Vans UA Old Skool Sneaker

Make a statement with these retro Vans kicks.

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Vince Blair Fashion Sneaker

You've seen these around A LOT—and for good reason. The Vince fashion sneakers are great for walking, with elasticated sides for easy slip-on and a streamlined shape we love. 

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Dreamcity Lightweight Walking Shoes

For easy dressing, go for black, which works with every getup.

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COMME DES GARÇONS PLAY Women's Chuck Taylor 1970s Low-Top Sneakers

How cute are these Comme des Garçons x Converse kicks? They've got the classic rubber sole and toe cap of regular Chuck Taylors, but the signature heart-and-eyes illustration by New York artist Filip Pagowski takes them to the next level.

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Adidas Stan Smith Sneaker

These Stan Smith sneakers with a pop of bright green are a great alternative to black and white styles.

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PUMA Suede Platform Core Sneaker

A thick platform makes these PUMA sneaks extra comfy.

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Skechers Performance

Made with Knit Mesh fabric and a synthetic sole, these Skechers are lightweight and easy to slip your feet into. You could literally walk around in them all day and not wake up with sore feet. 

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New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz Womens Running Shoe

For ultra comfort, go for these running shoes. The neutral color palette keeps them looking stylish with any outfit.

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Nike Women's Tanjun

If your travel itinerary includes outdoor excursions or walking-heavy city tours, opt for these athletic Nike sneakers.

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Nylite Platform Sneakers

Add height sans heels with these platform sneakers.

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TIOSEBON Women's Mesh Walking Sneakers

These kicks are perfectly engineered for maximum comfort, with a knit mesh fabric that feels like a cozy sock. We wore them around for days and can't say enough great things: they're breathable, lightweight, and eco-friendly.  

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