Summer is here and travel is in full swing. With 49% of Americans planning more trips, there’s no shortage of specific destinations to explore, and we’ve found a few options for shoes that will make it easier to transition from city life to a weekend in Provence, a dash to Monaco, or a hike in Thailand.
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APL’s lightest running shoe, weighing just 6.8 oz, the TechLoom Bliss features a slip-on design and custom milled satin or embossed elastic straps to keep you going for miles and is so fashionable, you’ll pair it with a cute summer outfit. Can, take it to the gym or for a run, or even dress it up with a maxi dress. Perfect for travel, Bliss uses APL’s proprietary Propellium technology, designed to provide maximum energy production and superior comfort while maintaining longer-lasting structural integrity than conventional EVA.
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If you’re going for a little more performance, the APL TechLoom Wave shoes are the obvious choice. Features a newly developed high-elastic 3D stretch rebound TechLoom upper that dynamically moves with your foot. The upper is designed to provide increased stretch from front to back where your foot pronates, while also providing lateral and medial support. An internal cage provides additional support and customizable lockdown when tightening the straps. An integrated lace loop lets you tuck the laces for a streamlined look. The seamless upper design allows you to completely remove the laces to transform the Techlum Wave into a stylish slip-on with the same great fit.
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Allbirds Superlight Trainers are in a class of their own and a step up from traditional comfortable Allbirds. These are gym-ready active shoes built with an airy, breathable upper and new revolutionary Superlight foam technology for a barely-there feel and light-air fit with one of the lightest and lowest carbon footprints ever. Weighing just 4.25oz, they’re light enough that you won’t feel them on your feet, yet protective enough to take you from the gym, on an outdoor run, or exploring the city without having to worry about changing shoes.
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For those who want to show off their pedicures and basques in the warm summer sun, the legendary Birkenstock Arizona two-strap design, now with an enhanced buckle accent creates a bold, yet minimal design, while maintaining the same comfort. your feet At the heart of every Birkenstock design is the legendary sole that promotes proper foot well-being and health. The result is its signature style and all-day comfort wherever your travels take you.
Photographed by Ethan Robertson