Spring travel sandals are my favorite thing to pack for trips this time of year. They’re small and flat, they fit in a small suitcase, and they’re super versatile.
The Best Spring Travel Sandals
Here are 12 spring travel sandals to consider adding to your packing list.
If your day involves kayaking, hiking, and a nice lunch, you need to pack the Keen Uneeks. These spring travel sandals are designed to work in water as well as on land, with a lightweight braided cord outer design that allows for plenty of air flow.
Reef Sandy & Smoothy
Reef Sandals have a big following among travelers, which makes sense, as the company was founded by two brothers with a passion for surfing and traveling. The classic Reef Sandy (for women) and Reef Smoothy (for men) have more arch support than most flip-flops, so they can take you a little farther than a walk on the beach.
Don’t want to sacrifice style for comfort? You’d never guess that Vionic’s Lizbeth sandals are orthotic just by looking at them (but you’ll know as soon as you try them on). With fun colors and a cute T-strap design, these will go with any outfit you pack.
Birkenstocks Yara & Milano
Birkenstocks are making a comeback in the fashion world, with the comfortable standbys getting a stylish upgrade. I like the Yara Sandal for women because it has an ankle strap (which is more secure and better for your feet than slip-ons). The Milano is a similar option for men (they’re unisex), with a lower adjustable strap.
Teva Omnium & Forebay 2
Need your spring travel sandals to carry you up some serious summits? Check out the Teva Omnium (for women) or Teva Forebay 2 (for men). These hybrid hiking shoes/sandals will stand up to both tough terrain and deep water.
Taos Beauty Sandal
The name of these Taos sandals may say “beauty,” but they’re also built for function. The footbed of the Beauty sandals is the real standout, with extra cushioning made from a fast-recovery foam that helps prevent fatigue. These also have a solid amount of arch support.
Xero Shoes Z-Trail
If you’re an ultra-light packer, you’ll appreciate Xero Shoes’ Z-Trail sandals, which are only 10 millimeters thick and can be rolled up to fit in a pocket. These spring travel sandals weigh just 8.4 ounces and will float if you take them in the water.
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Caroline Morse Teel is always on the hunt for great spring travel sandals. Follow Caroline on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline for style and travel photos.
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