When it comes to traveling, the key to a successful trip is simple: happy feet make for happy travels! Just like a happy wife makes for a happy home, having comfortable and well-supported feet is crucial for exploring new places with ease. Gone are the days when women had to sacrifice fashion for function - with the latest advancements in tennis shoes, you can have both!
During my recent adventure through Spain, I discovered a newfound energy within myself. I transformed into an energized walking machine by day and a party animal by night, staying up until 5am without feeling a hint of exhaustion! This was quite a feat for someone decades older than when they last pulled a stunt like this back in college.
What was my secret, you ask? Well, it all comes down to the shoes. I bought a pair of neutral-colored Zara platform tennis shoes on a whim, and they turned out to be the best decision I made for my trip. Not only did I wear them for all of my walking during the day, but I also ended up wearing them at night on a whim. I never thought I’d be caught dead in tennis shoes for a night out, but as they say, the best discoveries are often made by accident!
Of course, I still love planning my outfits for each trip, but for my travels to Spain, I may have been a bit too ambitious. Aside from my tennis shoes and Tory Burch flip flops, the only other pair of shoes I brought were sky-high Jimmy Choos. Needless to say, cobblestones in Europe are not kind to heels that high! With no other choice but to default to my tennis shoes, I was incredibly grateful for the comfort they provided for my tired feet.
What I discovered is that your feet are the foundation of any great travel experience. If they’re uncomfortable and cramped, you’ll quickly lose energy and motivation to explore. This is why investing in a pair of comfortable yet stylish tennis shoes is essential for any traveler.
Fortunately, there are plenty of cute platform tennis shoes out there to choose from. To help make your decision a little easier, we’ve put together a list of our top 10 most versatile platform tennis shoes for your next adventure:
1. Women’s Superstar Bold Leather Sneakers; $100 at Barneys
The classic Adidas tennis shoe gets an upgrade with a subtle lift, making this sneaker a must-have for any traveler.
2. FENTY Women’s Pointy Creeper Patent; at Puma
For a touch of edgy sophistication, these patent leather creepers from FENTY are the perfect addition to any travel outfit.
Revamp Your Look with These Unique Tennis Shoes
1. Pointy Toes
Give your tennis shoes a modern twist by swapping the traditional round toe for a pointed style. The addition of sleek patent leather elevates the edgy look even further.
2. Kenneth Cole Allyson Espadrille Platform Sneaker
Espadrilles are typically reserved for sandals, but this white leather Kenneth Cole sneaker breaks the mold. Its fusion of fashion and function makes it a versatile choice for any wardrobe.
3. Stella McCartney ‘Binx’ Hi-Top Platform Sneakers
Why choose between stylish boots and comfortable sneakers when you can have both? These Stella McCartney platform shoes offer the best of both worlds. Plus, with a discount that steep, you won't want to miss out on them.
4. Steve Madden Arctic Rose Gold Cutout Sneakers
Who says clothes are the only ones who can have cutouts? These sneakers offer a unique design while also providing ventilation for your feet. The rose gold color adds a touch of glamour to any outfit.
5. PUMA Bakset Platform Trace Block
Looking for a classic pair of tennis shoes with a twist? The PUMA platform sneakers offer a playful update to the traditional style. The chunky block heel adds height without sacrificing comfort.
Introducing the Treaded Platform, a unique twist on traditional sneakers that not only guarantees traction but also brings some cute flair with its extra height and suede material.
First up, we have the Dr. Scholl’s Leota Platform Slip-On. Who better to trust with comfort than the doctor himself? These sneakers offer both comfort and style, with the highest featured platforms for those who want to stand out from the crowd.
Next, we have the Zara Platform Sneakers, the steal of the bunch. These sneakers are affordable without sacrificing quality or style, with stripes on the 2-inch platforms to add some height and flair.
For a more sophisticated look, the Vince Warren Slip-On Sneakers offer a sleek appearance and touch with their slip-on design and platform soles.
Finally, we have the showstopper, the FENTY Puma x Rihanna Leather Chelsea Sneaker Booties. These all-white leather sneakers provide the perfect combination of style and functionality, perfect for any wanderlust who can't resist making a fashion statement while on the go.
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