The silly season is close; it’s almost holiday time!

Summer holidays conjure up dreams of lazy days by the pool, relaxing on the beach with a cocktail and a good book, or treating ourselves to a luxury cruise through the pacific islands. Wherever your summer holiday takes you, you will need to pack the right shoes for the occasion.

Baggage limits on airlines are constantly being reduced or revised, and being caught out for extra fees for any overweight baggage is never pleasant. Make sure you travel lightly and pack smart for the ultimate easy, breezy holiday wardrobe.

Some tips for packing shoes for your next holiday:

  • Choose shoes that can be worn with a few different outfits
  • Choose comfortable, breathable shoes for walking
  • Pick three to four shoe styles and arrange a few outfits for a ‘capsule’ wardrobe
  • Check the local forecast before you leave

 


 

Here are our five must-pack pairs of shoes for your next holiday.

 
 

The Walking Shoe

The walking shoe

L-R: 430003 in Multicolour by ECCO $239.95, Travelwalker in Taupe by Kroten $109.95, Umbria in Red Ombre by Ziera $149.95, Sophie in Silver by FRANKiE4 $215.95, Nat in Black/White by FRANKiE4 $229.95, Denver FF in Rose Gold by Ziera $229.95

 

For the days you feel like exploring the local shops or sightseeing, choose comfortable, slip-resistant walking shoes.

The Travelwalker by Kroten in Taupe is a gorgeous choice for comfort and style on your next holiday outing. Save your feet from painful arches and sore blisters with breathable mesh fabric and a lightweight EVA midsole with a DriStep Bamboo insole. Ziera also have a range of comfortable walking shoes including Denver and Umbria. Both are made with super soft materials and are orthotic-friendly with removable footbeds.

FRANKiE4’s range of comfy walking shoes include Sophie, a slip-on style shoe with the comfort of an active flat, and Nat, with a podiatrist and physiotherapist-designed footbed for the perfect support and fit.

If you’re looking for something eye-catching, the 430003 in Multicolour by ECCO is a quirky yet understated style. The ECCO Comfort Fibre system ensures your feet will stay cool and fresh for maximum comfort all day long.

 
 

The Flat Sandal

The flat sandal

 L-R: Trulie in Camel by Taos $185.00, Bonbon in Poinciana by Ziera $139.95, Brooke in Tan/Champagne by FRANKiE4 $189.95, Lilli in Tan by FRANKiE4 $159.95, Bravo in Sky by Ziera $229.95 248223 in Moon Rock by ECCO $169.95

 

A flat sandal or slide is the ultimate need-to-take shoe for your summer holiday.

The Brooke by FRANKiE4 in Tan/Champagne is a lovely all-round summer sandal, easy to dress up with kaftans and sundresses, or dress down with shorts and a t-shirt. The Lilli by FRANKiE4 in Tan is designed with comfort in mind; the perfect off-duty, leather slide for a chic, relaxed look.

For something a little bolder, the Bonbon by Ziera in Poinciana is topped with an on-trend pompom in bright red, and also comes in bronze and black. With a moulded, contoured footbed, this sandal is oh-so comfy as well as being on-trend. Bravo by Ziera in Sky is perfect for fans of strappy, summery sandals. The flattering, slightly raised heel is set off by the softest cow leather fabrication and a contoured inlay for maximum comfort.

The 248223 in Moon Rock by ECCO is a great all-round sandal, perfect for strolling the streets as well as lazing by the pool, with second-skin leather lining for extra comfort.

Trulie by Taos in Camel is truly a comfortable, Spanish-made sandal. The loop straps and woven hook create a custom-fit feel, with a lightweight yet durable cork footbed.

 


 

The 'Goes with Everything' Shoe

 

Goes with Everything Shoe

L-R: Daisy FF in Rainy Day by Ziera $249.95, Sidecut in White/Tan by Rollie $179.95, Derby Punch in Earthy Sands by Rollie $179.95

 

If you’re looking for a shoe that you can take anywhere and goes with almost anything in your wardrobe, Rollie is the shoe for you.

They’re incredibly lightweight and super soft, moulding to the shape of your foot for extra comfort. The Derby Punch in Earthy Sands is a breathable, comfortable shoe with a non-slip outer sole for added grip and durability. The Sidecut in White/Tan is perfect if you can’t decide on just one colour. The two-toned shoe has you covered with a multitude of styling options, with soft leather lining and moulded sock for extra stability.

Ziera also has a number of shoes that cater for almost any outfit choice, including Daisy in Rainy Day. Daisy is the ultimate pull-on-and-go shoe, with a thick, durable sole that won’t let you down.

 


 

The Heeled Sandal

 

The Heeled Sandal

 L-R: Satin in Summer Tan by Ziera $249.95, Kimbra in Summer Tan by Ziera $239.95, Deva in Marshmallow by Ziera $249.95

 

A heeled sandal will take you from beach to bar, day to night, poolside to restaurant.

Comfy yet stylish, the Deva by Ziera in Marshmallow has an adjustable strap and a supportive block heel for stability on uneven surfaces. Add a touch of style to your beachwear with the Kimbra by Ziera in Summer Tan. The casual yet refined caramel-coloured leather is soft and comfortable without lacking in the fashion stakes.

For something slightly higher, the Satin by Ziera in Summer Tan is comfortable, stable and easy to wear on holiday. Every step is cushioned with a contoured footbed and adjustable ankle strap for the perfect fit.

 


 

The Party Heel

 

The Party Heel

 L-R: G66.571 in Puder by Gabor $275.00, Sheena in Poinciana by Ziera $219.95, Voodoo FF by Ziera in Tapioca $249.95

 

Of course - a holiday wouldn’t be right without the perfect party shoes!

Join the girls on the dance floor with a statement, wearing the Sheena by Ziera in Poinciana. These heels will stay on your feet all night long with a shock-absorbing Poron forepart and contoured inlay for comfort.

Join your other half on a fine-dining date night wearing the Voodoo by Ziera in Tapioca. The neutral colour is paired with a sleek closed-toe design, perfect with a floaty summer dress or blouse.

Dress up “just because” in the G66.571 by Gabor. This chic sling-back heel has an adjustable ankle strap for the perfect fit, and you can show off your holiday pedicure with the peep-toe design.

 


 

No matter your holiday destination, choosing the right shoes for your travels is easy.

Packing the right footwear for your summer holiday means choosing shoes that not only look stylish, but feel comfortable and supportive for wherever your adventures take you. No matter your plans, you're sure to find something that suits from our range of comfortable shoes from brands such as Ziera, FRANKiE4, Kroten, Rollie, Gabor, and many, many more.

For more fabulous summer footwear for your next holiday, check out the latest arrivals from Ian's Shoes.

Shop the Spring/Summer 2017 catalogue here.

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