Today I’m talking all about the best pair of sandals for travel and sightseeing, especially if you’re prone to sore feet. This post contains affiliate links.
Are you looking for the best pair of sandals to wear during your spring and summer travel? Planning on sightseeing and wanting a pair of walking sandals that won’t hurt your feet?
To preface, my feet get very tired walking around a new city all day. I used to pack only sneakers for big trips because I couldn’t wear anything else without sacrificing comfort. I was on the hunt for a pair of sandals that would give me support and a little bit more breathability. Bonus if they looked great with a dress for dinner after the sixth mile of walking.
I got a recommendation for a friend to try out Kork-Ease sandals back in 2014. I couldn’t swallow the price for a pair of sandals so I found a used pair on thredUP. That was five years ago and I’ve purchased two new pairs (at full price) since.
The sandals have a rubber outsole and a cushioned cork footbed, which makes them so soft and supportive. I can be on my feet for 10+ hours in these.
These sandals have come with me to Spain, Morocco, Greece, and countless outings out and about with toddlers in Boston. They’ve been life savers while pregnant and carrying around an extra 40-50 pounds and hold up really well.
Best Travel Sandals
What really sold me on these shoes is our travel time in Barcelona and Fes.
I spent a few hours walking around London in sneakers and I complained my feet hurt. Fast forward to a few years later traveling in my Kork-Ease sandals and, after 8 miles of walking around Barcelona, my husband is complaining about his feet. He’s been wearing Nike’s all day and I haven’t even noticed discomfort in my Kork-Ease sandals.
Which style of Kork-ease sandal should I order?
I’ve tried a handful of different styles from Kork-ease and ALL have been incredibly comfortable. I’d bring all three of them on a sightseeing trip.
That said, if you’re looking for more support and cushion, look for something with a slightly thicker cork sole.
Kork-Ease Walking Sandal for Travel Review:
These are the best of the best for a comfortable travel sandal. They have the supportive cork footbed and a sturdy rubber sole. The Myrna sandals are very light (great for packing) and come in a handful of different colors.
If you want something with a little less height than the Myrna, try the Canoe sandal. These have a cushioned leather footbed (instead of the cork on the Myrna) with the same flexible rubber outsole. You don’t get the same level of comfort as the cork footbed but these are still a GREAT option for sightseeing all day.
I prefer the Myrna for long walking days but wear my older version of the Canoe sandals as my day in and day out summer sandals.
Shop the Canoe Sandal on Nordstrom here
This is an updated version of the Gila sandal that I bought in 2019 and wore all through a summer pregnancy. They’re easy slip ons that still give you lots of support. You’ll want something with a back for hours of sightseeing but if you’re looking for a high quality, comfortable, and supportive slip-on, these cannot be beat.
Where to buy Kork-ease Sandals:
There are a handful of places you can order Kork-ease sandals online. Check out the different places for different sales, sizes, and styles.
- Zappos.com : Zappos is great because they offer free 2 day shipping and 365 day returns.
- Nordstrom.com Nordstrom has a smaller collection of Kork-ease sandals but great options that come with the great Nordstrom return policy.
- Korkease.com – Largest selection
- Amazon.com – Large selection sold directly by Kork-ease on Amazon with prime shipping