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, cool sneakers, and platform runners that add height without the heel. You can thank us later.


Allbirds Wool Runners

Allbirds' cult-favorite runners are idolized among travelers, and it's easy to see why. They're lightweight, cozy, and pretty much as environmentally-friendly as shoes can come. If the wool construction has you iffy, fear not—they're completely breathable and actually wick moisture and minimize odor, so you can even wear them without socks.

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Adidas Gazelle Sneaker

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

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Everlane The Day Glove ReKnit Shoe

Looks like a ballet flat, feels like air. Everlane's new version of the Day Glove molds to your foot thanks to its breathable knit material and cushioned leather insole. Plus, the outsoles are made from recycled plastic bottles, so this shoe is a sustainable option as well as a stylish one.

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Superga 2750 Cotu Classic Sneakers

We love the classic look of these Superga Cotu sneakers, and the high platform provides an extra height boost. 

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Golden Goose Women's Superstar Leather Sneakers

These Golden Goose kicks get serious style points—the gold snakeskin-stamped leather heel, the grey suede signature star appliqué, the intentionally-distressed look. Plus, they're super comfortable: the interior is lined with French terry, and they have a removable wedge insole. 

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Rothy's Slip-On Sneaker

Tired of having to break in shoes before a trip? Rothy's promises that you won't have to with their slip-on sneakers—they're comfy straight from the get-go. P.S.—they're made from recycled plastic bottles, too.

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ECCO Soft 7 Sneaker

These durable Ecco sneaks will look and feel great as you strut the streets, even on your busiest of days.

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Vans UA Old Skool Sneaker

Make a statement with these retro Vans kicks.

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Mephisto Rebeca Perf Sneaker

Add a pop of color to your 'fit with some eye-catching red sneakers.

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Dreamcity Lightweight Walking Shoes

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

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Everlane Tread Trainer Sneakers

If you're a regular Jetsetter reader, you already know how much we adore Everlane for its sustainably-made, transparently-priced wardrobe staples. The brand's new Tread Trainer sneaker only adds to our long list of favorite products. It goes with absolutely everything, comes in 10 stylish colors, and uses 54% less virgin plastic than other sneakers of its kind.

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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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Tretorn Nylite Plus Sneaker

Add some eco-friendly fun to your footwear with these modern green-accented Tretorn sneakers, complete with the brand's EcoOrtholite high-performance liner.

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Nike Roshe One Sneaker

Made with knit mesh fabric and a foam-padded collar, Nike Roshe Ones are lightweight and easy to slip your feet into. You could walk around in them all day and still not wake up with sore feet. 

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COMME DES GARÇONS PLAY x Converse Chuck Taylor Multi Heart 1970s Ox Sneakerss

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 illustrations by New York artist Filip Pagowski take them to the next level.

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Reebok Ever Road DMX Sneaker

Comfy and stylish, these Reebok babies are perfect for roaming the city.

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Adidas Stan Smith Sneaker

These Stan Smith sneakers with a pop of gold make a great alternative to black and white styles.

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Marc Fisher LTD Tony Sneaker

A thick platform makes these Marc Fisher sneaks extra comfy.

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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 Sneaker

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

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Tretorn Nylite Platform Sneakers

Add height sans heels with these Tretorn Nylite platform sneakers.

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TIOSEBON Women's Mesh Walking Sneakers

These budget-friendly Tiosebon 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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Outfits to wear with walking shoes

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