The 7 Best Shoes to Pack for Summer Vacation

Looking for a new pair of sandals for the beach or maybe a new pair of shoes for long walks while on summer vacation? We’ve got you covered.

Feel the Sand Between Your Toes

See below for my top picks for summer shoes. Most shoes have men/women versions so make sure to check sizing before purchasing. 

Birkenstock Arizona Birkibuc Sandal

Don’t just grab any sandal if you’re a big walker. You’re going to want to go for a sandal with a lot of durability to keep your feet comfortable mile after mile. A great brand to choose is Birkenstock. These sandals come with a rubber sole and have an anatomically correct cork footbed that encourages foot health.
Amazon User Review: “Always good. Worn them for years.”
Price: Starting at $99 on Amazon

Tom’s Classics

Sometimes you want a simple but breathable but straightforward slip-on shoe. If so, opt for a pair of classic Tom’s. These canvas espadrilles are a summer classic and last for a while. They also come in just about every color you could imagine. What makes them even more special is their charitable work. For every pair you buy they give a pair away.
Amazon User Review: “Love them.”
Price: Starting at $17+ on Amazon

Rainbow Premium Men's Sandals

If Birkenstocks aren’t your go-to sandal and you want something a bit more like a flip-flop, go for Rainbow sandals. These sandals are made of similar materials and most come with a Rainbow guarantee. This guarantee allows you to send your sandals in for repair for covered defects. They also have identical sandals for women on site as well.
Amazon User Review: “These are my second pair, different color, and I wouldn't buy any other sandal brand. My first pair are 3 years old, and they are awesome....”
Price: Starting at $54 on Amazon

Old Navy Flip Flop Sandals

On a budget and need a cheap pair of sandals for a few days at the beach or pool? Pick up a pair of these sandals from Old Navy. These sandals are all under $20 and come in many different colors.
Amazon User Review: “I love them, they are what I wanted. No complaints..”
Price: Starting at $7+ on Amazon

Crocs Unisex Baya Clog

People may judge you for these clogs, but at least you’ll be comfortable this summer. These clogs are unisex so make sure you double check when choosing sizing. My favorite feature of these is the ventilation for your feet so they won't get too hot or sweaty while you’re enjoying a day out in the sun.
Amazon User Review: “Love my Crocs. Fit great! Great price.”
Price: Starting at $35+ on Amazon

Teva Men's M Langdon Sandal

Get a little utilitarian with these sandals from Teva. They’re super comfortable with a lightweight cushioning and waterproof package. These sandals are also made of breathable material, keeping your feet fresh and comfortable.
Amazon User Review: “Great looking comfortable sandals. High quality as expected from Teva. When I’m not at work this is what I’ll be wearing.”
Price: Starting at $57+ on Amazon

Skechers Cali Women's D'Lites-Fresh Catch Wedge Sandal

Skechers makes excellent sneakers, but they also make comfortable sandals too. These sandals are a hybrid between a sneaker and basic shoe. They have great support but they’re also pretty open, allowing maximum breathability. They also use a comfortable yoga foam for the footbed.
Amazon User Review: “My wife likes the thick yoga foam sole. The soles make the sandal very springy with each step. She would buy this sandal in other colors.”
Price: Starting at $35+ on Amazon

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