As the airline industry continues to place restrictions on luggage weight, traveling light has taken on new urgency. For those who refuse to pay added baggage fees, packing lightweight shoes is essential.
If you’re planning an outdoor-adventure vacation, finding lightweight footwear is easier than you think. Lots of brands are incorporating waterproof meshes and outsoles made out of EVA. In fact, some shoes weigh in at only 10 ounces a pair.
For those starting their day with an early-morning run, try Nike’s Free Flyknit running shoe, a minimalist style with a second-skin fit. It’s designed with knit-in ventilation holes for breathability.
If a day of rafting is on the agenda, there are performance-driven looks such as Crocs’ Swiftwater, which has a water-friendly mesh upper and drainage ports.
Flip-flops are a travel must, especially the OOfos Ribbon OOriginal, a comfort style made of a patented closed-cell OOfoam that’s not only lightweight but also cushions and absorbs shock. They’re even machine-washable.
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Dressing up for evening can be nonchalantly casual. Swims’ signature waterproof mocs balance performance and style, and its waterproof sport loafer is the perfect option for a dinner on the beach that may include a spontaneous walk through the waves.