You know you’ve found the best travel shoes when you can walk around in them all day, and still want to wear them through TSA. Traveling puts heavy demands on our feet, and we all know how disappointing it can be to cut plans short due to sore feet. That’s why KEEN travel shoes have anatomically engineered insoles for arch support, go-the-distance comfort, and uppers selected for optimal ventilation and protection from the elements.
With a wide variety of styles, you’ll be leading the way whether you’re exploring island shores, enjoying a marathon museum tour, or sampling local delicacies at a colorful outdoor market. Don’t let flimsy footwear hold you back when considering travel shoes for walking in Europe and elsewhere—find the best KEEN travel shoes for you and get ready to immerse yourself fully in your travels.
KEEN Travel Boots
No matter where you are in the world, a good pair of boots will never look out of place. Choose a sportier boot option, like the men’s Citizen KEEN or women’s Terradora Ethos if you like to split your travels between trails and city streets. Or choose a more urban style, like the women’s KEEN Elsa Chelsea or the men’s “The 59” boot and you’re set for any metro, museum, or market, from Copenhagen to Madrid.
A good mid-height boot with solid support and a neutral color will go with every outfit you pack—the best ones can be dressed up or down for wherever your adventures take you. For women we like the sleek and classic Presidio II boot for effortless style and all-day support. And for colder climes, the KEEN Elsa ankle boot offers a lightweight, sneaker-like feel with full protection from the elements. It’s also available in tons of cute styles to spice up (or blend in with) any outfit.
For men, one of our most popular travel boots is the Rocker, which offers a sturdy lugged sole and a subtly detailed, timeless look. The fully waterproof leather uppers will only get better with age (and miles). The 59 boot offers similar styling in a slightly more lightweight package, for urban excursions of all types. No matter which travel boot you choose, you know you’re getting KEEN’s out-of-the-box comfort, superior quality, and style.
KEEN Travel Sandals
Sandals might seem like a strange choice for travel, but for those who know, they can be a game-changer. Next time you’re waiting in airport security, check out the feet around you. No matter the season or the destination, you will see the KEEN Newport sandal in one of its iterations. Why? Because it’s insanely versatile, very packable, and suited to a wide range of temperatures. Plus, it lets you walk through smaller bodies of water in supreme comfort.
The Newport is the sandal that started it all here at KEEN. With its protective toe, supportive sole, and open ventilation, it has inspired worthwhile spin-offs for all your travel and adventure needs.
The women’s Whisper sandal, for example, offers a more feminine silhouette in ten gorgeous colors, with all the same functionality of the original. The Rialto shoe is a great choice for more extreme adventurers who need water performance. And the KEEN EVOFIT One sandal for men and women has seamless knit technology for sock-like comfort.
Next time you’re booking a flight, think about tossing your KEEN travel sandals in your bag. They might just become your new travel favorite.
KEEN Travel Shoes
Travel shoes take up minimal space in your bag, so you’ll have ample room for your photo gear or duty-free finds. Of course, when they’re also the most supportive, comfortable and stylish shoes you’ve got, you’ll probably want them on all the way from the flight to the sights.
KEEN travel shoes are built to go the distance, and they’re always ready for a hearty helping of spontaneity. With our signature supportive insoles and anatomically engineered designs, you’ll know that whether you choose a ballet-flat style like the Sienna Mary Jane or a hiking shoe like the Targhee boot, you’ll be walking in comfort all day.
Our Targhee III Waterproof men’s and women’s boots are top-rated leather travel shoes for their neutrally-styled leather uppers, trail-tested soles, and all-weather versatility. When you want a full-on long-distance performer, the Targhee boot is a great option for both urban and rural hiking.
For a more city-styled vibe, the Men’s Boston shoe comes with compression-molded full leather uppers that look as great as they feel. Paired with KEEN’s signature protective toe and supportive insoles, your feet will feel fresh for miles. Don’t be fooled by its European styling, this is a true walking shoe built for your most rambling trips abroad.
Women looking for a highly-packable travel workhorse that looks cute with everything will want to check out the Sienna Leather Mary Jane. Built with springy, recycled polyurethane and cork, and a natural rubber outsole, this modern flat will give you significantly more support for walking than you’ll find in most standard ballet-style flats. The Sienna shoe looks great during the day with jeans, and can match any outfit for an evening out (check out the Oxford style for more coverage).
KEEN UNEEK For Travel
Of course, some travelers prefer to make a statement rather than blend in—and for them we have a truly unique option. Crafted from just two cords, a bungee closure and a supportive sole, KEEN UNEEK sandals are ultra-lightweight, highly breathable, and guaranteed to turn heads.
Go for the KEEN UNEEK O2 sandal version if you prefer a more secure fit and some heel coverage or choose the classic for the most freedom and flexibility for your feet. At home everywhere from surf towns to city streets, UNEEK sandals give you great ventilation and a real signature look—plus they pack down to almost nothing. Why not stash them in your bag? They’re so outrageously comfortable that you might end up wearing them more than you think.