Tuesday, January 18, 2011

These Boots were Made for Walking

Day Two of our "What to Pack?" Series
Now that you have picked your perfect travel coat, the second most important item to consider for your travel wardrobe is your footwear for day.  Of course you need something fashionable, but it also must withstand walking long distances, navigating over cobblestones and climbing the stairs of say the piazza di Spagna, aka the Spanish steps, in Rome. 
When I was looking to build my travel wardrobe, I knew a flat boot was just what I needed and spent considerable time searching out the perfect pair.  After much debate, I settled on my Paige boots from Frye in “saddle”.  I felt the camel color was a bit unexpected and would work well with the skinny dark denim jeans I live in on trips.  Also, the style was unique and would lend itself well to the inevitable “distressing” that comes with any journey. 
My advice: after you have purchased your perfect travel boots, test drive them on a long walk at home to break them in properly, ensure you pack the correct weight of sock and to see if you need to get any inserts for them.

What is your favorite footwear for day when you travel?


  1. Love the advice on trying them out before hand and the importance of the right sock.

    Also, thank you for leaving the comment on my post about Shades of Light.

  2. Thanks so much fr visitng, Kitchen-Dreams! jennie t.

  3. Those boats look so comfortable.

  4. They ARE comfrontable, Chic Coles. Thanks so much for visiting. jennie t.

  5. Love these. I've been searching for the perfect pair for some time for my upcoming trip to Europe and it's proven difficult! Something great for walking, but also something I will be able to wear at home with skinny jeans on the weekends and maybe dressy enough to wear with skirts at the office. These are a little more than my price range, but I may finally have to try some Frye's out...you've given me the push!


  6. Laura – so excited for you on your upcoming trip. I hear you on the price, I literally debated 2 years before I bought these! I can tell you though - versatile! I have worn them in the office with skirts, and even with a black dress, taken down a notch with the right accessories. I did want to let you know my calves are a bit bigger, and the boots were a bit tight in my foot at first. If you at all can, I recommend buying them from a store so you can try them on, or Zappos is always good. I wear a size 8.5 or 9 in other shoes, but ended up getting an 8 in these. Also, be sure to get them well in advance of your trip to break them in, as it does take a bit of time due to the quality of the leather. I also use arch support insoles with all my flat shoes – these too. Ok, probably more info then you ever wanted to know, but I hope it works out for you! jennie t.


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