Women on the Go

While travel is typically a casual event, there were still plenty of fashionable women on the go at New York’s LaGuardia Airport this summer. Though most said they take comfort and convenience into consideration, style was anything but a flight risk.

1. Rachel McPherson, 57

Wearing: Woven sandals by Office for Topshop

Favorite brand: Stella McCartney

What footwear do you pack when traveling? Sandals, heels, exercise shoes and boots

What do you look for in a travel shoe? “It has to be stylish and something I can remove quickly at security.”

2. Isabel McPherson, 17

Wearing:“I don’t know. They’re from [my mother’s] closet.”

Favorite brands: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu

What footwear do you pack when traveling? A pair of flats, heels and “something that can mix with other stuff.”

What do you look for in a travel shoe?

“I typically just wear a shoe that didn’t fit in my luggage.”

3. Heather Guess, 35

Wearing: Sugar flats

Favorite brands: “I’m not a brand-name person.”

What footwear do you pack when traveling? “About 10 pairs of shoes, including heels, sandals and flats.”

What do you look for in a travel shoe?
Comfortable flats with “an element of style that works with most of what I’ve packed.”

4. Nila Sciretta, 45

Wearing:Timberland high-heel sandals

Favorite brands: Small Italian designers

What footwear do you pack when traveling? “About seven pairs, split between business and casual shoes.”

What do you look for in a travel shoe? “I like to wear something that covers my toes, so my feet don’t get cold on the plane.”

5. Olivia Snell, 17

Wearing:Havaianas flip-flops

Favorite brands: Steve Madden, Betsey Johnson

What footwear do you pack when traveling? “One or two pairs of heels, running shoes and flip-flops.”

What do you look for in a travel shoe? “If it’s comfy, if it’s going to hold up and if it’s going to fit in with where I’m going.”

6. Katie Hayes, 20

Wearing:Havaianas flip-flops

Favorite brands: Steve Madden, Jessica Simpson, BCBGirls

What footwear do you pack when traveling? “It’s usually an extra suitcase full of shoes.”

What do you look for in a travel shoe? “It has to be easy to take off and put back on at security.”

7. Maggie Love, 18

Wearing: Rainbow flip-flops

Favorite brands: Converse, Havaianas, Dr. Martens

What footwear do you pack when traveling?
Flip-flops, sneakers and dress shoes

What do you look for in a travel shoe? “You have to be able to walk a lot in it, and it has to look somewhat stylish.”

8. Amy Hayes, 25

Wearing: Steven by Steve Madden flip-flops

Favorite brands: Corso Como, Sam Edelman, Steve Madden, Irregular Choice

What footwear do you pack when traveling? Sneakers, sandals and two pairs of heels

What do you look for in a travel shoe? “Comfort and how easy the shoes are to take on and off for the security check.”

 

 

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