Post # 1
So I am looking for some cute, comfortable shoes that I can wear on my 2.5 week trip to europe this summer. I don’t think flip flops are a good idea but I don’t want to wear full out tennis shoes. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Post # 3
I have a pair of Toms that I wear, and I think they are very comfortable 🙂
Post # 4
In a word, yes! TOMS are super comfy.
Post # 5
comfy enough to spend 2.5 weeks walking everywhere in?
Post # 6
Comfortable walking sandals. I did 6 weeks of europe in my eccos, the closest model they sell now to what I have is probably the breeze.
You asked in the title if TOMS are comfortable – HECK yes. My feet get rubbed/blistered so easily and I have never had that problem with those even when my feet are already torn to shreds. They are like walking in socks. Not sure if I feel they would give enough support for the number of hours you are just… going for on a europe trip. But I wouldn’t discourage buying/using them.
Post # 7
I’m the odd man out because I don’t think they’re comfortable at all!
I did, however, just pick up two pair of teva sandals (not the hippie-looking kind) at DSW though. They have “mush” technology and they are SO comfortable.
Post # 8
I love TOMS! They’re super comfy, buuuut I don’t know about walking in them for 2.5 weeks straight. They have some padding and good arch support, but I feel after a day of walking around Disneyland my feet could use a whole lot more padding.
Post # 9
I live in Manhattan so I am used to walking everywhere all the time… Toms are my FAVORITE walking shoe- zero break-in period, super comfortable. If only I didn’t have a tendency to drag my feet sometimes so I didn’t wear out the toes so often. Otherwise, I think they are the perfect walking/style shoe.
Post # 10
By full out tennis shoes, do you mean the bulky ones that runners wear, like these?
Maybe you can buy slimmer ones (like Pumas) that are more discreet, or the ones that are designed to look a little more like flats:
I have a pair similar to those grey ones but they have 2 criss cross straps instead of one across the center. They’re the most comfy shoes I have and they look cute without bulking up my feet.
Post # 11
One thing to remember about Toms is they recommend ordering half size smaller bc they stretch. My sister did not do this and by time they stretched they were too big. Have any other wear-ers had this issue with them?
Post # 12
I love my Toms. Also, if you wear a size 8 shoe or below you can buy the youth sizes which are about $16 cheaper. I can wear a 5.5 or 6 in the youth size and wear a size 8 shoe in womens.
Post # 13
I wore Toms all last summer in England. They worked perfectly and were really comfortable!
Post # 14
I love my TOMS but I probably wouldn’t wear them for two weeks of walking exclusively. They’re comfy and supportive enough for a day at the zoo or going for a walk but if you’re going to Europe you’re going to walk miles every day. I’d get a pair to bring with you but you’ll probably want something else too. Personally I love Born and Born Concepts sandals. They’re thicker and more supportive than most sandals without looking like you’re 900 years old. I’d pack a pair of tennies or running shoes, a pair of TOMS and a pair of good solid sandals that can be functional or dressy.
Post # 15
They are super comfy! And as a side note, when you purchase a pair of Toms, they really do provide a pair to a child in need. My fiance did a medical rotation in Honduras and brought back photos of children wearing Toms while playing soccer 🙂
Post # 16
Honestly, Birkenstocks are the best. They aren’t just chunky sandals, they have a zillion good styles. They have the footprints collection, also tatami.
Otherwise, Dansko. These are the only two shoes I would ever walk in, and did- all around Europe, South America… North America 🙂