How to Protect Your Shoes in Your Luggage

Heading home for the holidays? Packing can be the among the most stressful parts of the trip, so make the ritual a bit easier with some tricks of the trade: shoe bags.

Let’s face it. Whatever your shoes picked up on city streets or country roads is better left at the front door. But if that favorite pair of athleisure shoes or pumps is among your travel must-haves, consider packing them in a decorative and protective shoe bag.

These affordable travel organizers are a sure way to keep soiled shoes away from clean clothes, especially as suitcases are tossed about in airplane luggage bins. They also make a great gift for your fellow travelers.

There’s a range of options, including washable fabric versions from Bed, Bath & Beyond that are decorated with embroidered shoes and retail for just $6.99, making them priced just right for stocking up.

Travel leader Travelsmith does a set of two for just $19, great for his-and-hers travelers.

travel smith shoe bag
Travelsmith shoe bag, 2-pack, $19; travelsmith.com.
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For those who like a personal touch, The Stationery Studio does a pair of bags for $34 that can be monogrammed. They make a great wedding gift for honeymooners.

The Stationery Store shoe bag
The Stationery Studio monogram shoe bags, $34; The Stationery Studio
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For a luxe option, Piel Leather does a double compartment shoe bag in leather with a water-resistant lining and carrying handle for $84.

Peil Leather shoe bag
Piel Leather double compartment shoe bag, $84; amazon.com.
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Safe travels, everyone.

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