Whether you’re going on vacation or simply heading to the gym, it’s ideal to have a duffel bag with a special compartment for keeping clothes and shoes separate. The soles of your shoes tend to pick up dirt and debris, which can mark up, or worse, stain clothes. For shopping made simple, we rounded up some of the best duffel bags with pockets designed to store shoes. The pockets can also help keep anything wet, like towels or bathing suits, separate from the rest of the contents in your bag.
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1. Leolake Boost Gym Bag
This one is made of breathable, water-resistant fabric and has five roomy compartments, including one designed for shoes. It’s approximately 20 x 10 x 10 inches.
Pros: The shoe compartment can fit up to a men’s size 13 shoe. It’s offered in five colors.
Cons: Some may find the shoulder strap difficult to adjust.
2. Sportsnew Gym Bag
This 19 x 12 x 10-inch bag is made of durable, water-resistant nylon fabric and features six multi-purpose pockets in total. It comes in seven colors.
Pros: Designed with two sizable mesh water bottle pockets.
Cons: The shoe compartment may be too small for bigger shoes.
3. MarsBro Gym Bag
This model also features a durable, water-resistant polyester fabric and five pockets for different sized items. It measures 19.7 x 9.8 x 9.3 inches.
Pros: Designed with a sturdy hard bottom and comes in eight colors.
Cons: Petite users may find it a bit bulky.
4. Evercat Contender Duffel Bag
This style from Puma is equipped with a roomy main compartment, separate area for shoes and three exterior pockets for storing small items.
Pros: Measures 21 x 10.5 x 9.5. Made with breathable polyester.
Cons: Shoe compartment isn’t attached to bottom of bag.