The Traveler’s Shoe Conundrum

Travel Blog  •  Eva Holland  •  08.13.09 | 11:01 AM ET

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In his latest blog post, Frugal Traveler Matt Gross reflects on the impossibility of finding the perfect pair of travel shoes. I think most of us who’ve ever tried to pack light for a multi-purpose trip can relate.

Eva Holland is co-editor of World Hum. She is a former associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines, and a contributor to Vela. She's based in Canada's Yukon territory.

1 Comment for The Traveler’s Shoe Conundrum

Doug Mack 08.13.09 | 5:22 PM ET

I was in Florence last year and noticed that Americans were generally fitting in, clothing-wise: dark colors, no garish t-shirts or Yankees hats, none of the attire of the stereotypical Ugly American Tourist. But I could often pick out the Americans by their footwear, which was typically white walking shoes or brightly-colored trail running sneakers. I totally understand: they’re comfy. But it was amusing to see all these people make such an effort to blend in, but then have one key element that set them apart pretty overtly.  (Me, I like Keens; they do the multi-purpose thing quite nicely.)

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