How to Choose Which Shoes to Pack

Out of all the problems you have in your life, trying to fit enough shoes into your suitcase is definitely one of the most important! If not THE most important.

Okay, so maybe it isn’t a world-ending problem after all, but it’s still important!

If you are about to embark on vacation and are having trouble choosing which shoes to pack, this article is your savior!

Hiking Through Tropical Environments

Why is the title so specific? Because visiting humid and tropical climates always entails lots of hiking through rainforests. For this reason, it’s important that you are prepared, but not over-prepared.

  • Consider taking the following:
  • Good quality hiking boots
  • A pair of sandals
  • A pair of sneakers

While it might not seem like a lot, these are the basic items which will get you through a few days in such a destination. If you are packing your hiking boots and think they have seen better days, be sure to replace them before you leave. Not only will them breaking while you are traveling be an inconvenience, it can also be costly.

Preparing for the Slopes?

Whether it’s on a pair of skis or on a snowboard, hitting the slopes is a great adventure to experience. However, when packing, it’s important to remember that the majority of your time will actually be spent away from the snow. Given the climate at the time when the snow is at its best, you will have limited daylight available for the sport.

With this in mind, consider the following:

  • Good quality waterproof boots
  • Dress shoes
  • Sneakers

If you don’t have any high-quality waterproof boots, be sure to visit the Groupon Coupons page for Johnston and Murphy before you leave to take advantage of discounts on the boots you will need. If possible, look for ones which you can use for both walking around the snow and for more high-class events where you will be wearing a collar. This can help to further reduce the space you need.

And while it may seem strange to pack dress shoes for the snow, like it was mentioned, much of your time will be spent socializing, which will require you to dress up on a few occasions.

Chasing the Rain

There are just some destinations that are better experienced when the climate is wet. Jungles and places which offer tree-top walks are among the very adventures. For these types of experiences, keep the following items in mind:

  • Hiking/Waterproof boots
  • Sneakers
  • Sandals

While you don’t need hiking boots, it’s important that you at least take high-quality waterproof boots which won’t slip. Not just while hiking, visiting wet destinations also means walking through the towns and the cities during the rain, which comes with its own set of challenges. This is where the sneakers and sandals will come in handy.

There you have it! Following this list will ensure that you pack the items which you will and leave the items you don’t, giving you more room to bring home…well, shoes most likely!