Best Shoes for Spain in Summer
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Planning a Spain holiday this summer? Sometimes the most difficult thing to decide is what shoes to pack. Will this pair be comfortable? Is it stylish enough? How many shoes can I fit in my carry on luggage?
What shoes to pack for Spain? You’ll want shoes that are comfortable and sturdy to handle long days on your feet and walking on uneven ground.
Here is a list of the best shoes for Spain in summer including walking sandals and sneakers.
Best Sandals for Spain in Summer
Whether walking the streets of Madrid or hiking the Camino you will want to keep your feet cool. Here are some of the best sandals for a trip to Spain in summer. Be sure to also check out our complete guide to packing for your trip to Spain this summer and our favorite lightweight luggage.
The best shoes for walking on cobblestones have a thicker yet grippy sole. You will feel every bump in thin, flimsy shoes. I call that a foot massage but to be honest it is not very comfortable when you are on your feet all day. Check out these t-strap sandals from Ecco. They have a sturdy sole and straps to hold your foot snugly in place. However the straps are not too thick making these sandals still a stylish choice. Check out the other colors here.
These strappy Plaka sandals give off an awesome Ibiza vibe. They come in a huge variety of colors and styles. Best of all, many people find them extremely comfortable. If you are wondering what to wear in Seville Spain or at the beach in Costa del Sol, these will fit in perfectly. Find your favorite color here.
Do you prefer a thong style sandal that goes between your toes but want something that won’t slide off your foot? Check out these Rockport Ramona sandals. They have an adjustable velcro strap to hold your heel in place. The straps are a nice woven faux leather and the soles are cushioned rubber, great for walking all day. Take a look at the other colors here. They are an excellent choice of walking sandals for Europe.
Will you be doing some hiking while in Spain? I recommend bringing a pair of sport sandals if you won’t be bringing hiking shoes or boots. Sure, sports sandals are not the most stylish, but sometimes we have to choose function over form. And once you wear supportive, sturdy sports sandals you might not want to go back to cute but flimsy sandals again. Chaco sandals are popular due to their contoured soles that offer good arch support. They come in many colors and the strappy styles are not too ugly.
You can find sports sandals in all kinds of colors and styles. I like Teva for their comfortable adjustable straps and sturdy soles with good grip for all kinds of surfaces. The Teva Hurricanes come in a variety of colors. Even this bright red with white sole. Fun!
If you plan to do some nice dining and going out in addition to your outdoor adventures I would suggest packing a more elegant pair of shoes along with your sporty sandals. Check out some of the other sandals on this list or pack some foldable ballet flats like these.
If you have wider feet you might want to try these Söfft sandals. They have a cushioned sole and thick leather straps to hold your foot in place. I like this camel color but they also come in black or metallic shades. Check them out here. They are a terrific option for the best shoes for walking in Europe in summer.
These Gentle Souls sandals are great for evening wear and won’t hurt your feet like high heels. They would look great with a dress or jeans and are great for dinner, drinks or dancing til the sun comes up. They come in several colors like black and this blush shade. Take a look at the other colors here.
What Shoes to Pack for Spain in Summer
If you’d like to bring closed toe shoes in addition to or instead of sandals I’d recommend something lightweight and breathable for Spain in summer. What not to wear in Spain in summer? Something heavy and hot that will make your feet sweaty and swollen. Think light, breathable and comfy.
Here are a few comfortable shoes that will be the best shoes for walking all day.
These Ecco leather sneakers are stylish walking shoes for travel and a fashionable alternative to running shoes. They come in several soft colors that are great for matching all of your outfits. Ecco has a special system that keeps feet cool even when you are sightseeing all day. Check out the other colors here.
Nike Frees are very popular lightweight sneakers that come in many colors. I find the best shoes for walking all day are light and padded. They are not extremely supportive but are cushioned and comfortable. I always like to keep my pack light so these are excellent shoes to have for traveling Spain in summer. Check out all the color combinations here.
If you need more supportive sneakers take a look at Orthofeet shoes. They include orthotic insoles with anatomical arch support to prevent pain in your feet from standing and walking all day. This mary jane style will keep your feet cool too and looks good with a skirt or dress. They are a great option and some of the best walking shoes for Spain or comfortable walking shoes for Europe if you will be traveling to several countries. Read reviews here.
Are you looking for stylish walking shoes for travel? Espadrilles are always a cute choice for summer footwear in Spain. Typical espadrilles have a wedge heel, and while they are fashionable they are not great for walking all day or on cobblestone hills. Check out these flat espadrilles! They come in metallic colors and are ideal for going from day to night. Check them out here.
I hope this helped you decide what things to take on a Spain trip! Enjoy your travels!