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How Many Shoes Should I Bring on Vacation?

How Many Shoes Are Too Many Shoes to Carry?

While I'm no FabSugar, I like a good pair of shoes. And, when it comes to travel time, footwear is like wine . . . better with age. I wouldn't gamble on breaking in a new pair of shoes while away from home, so I always bring a tried-and-true fallback pair that's comfy enough to wear much of the time and then a couple of options.
Not always the case. When I was a teenager, I once brought an entire bag of shoes with me on a trip. Now I steer clear of checked baggage regardless, but also hone my selection with respect to my trip type (business or pleasure) and the temperature of my final destination. I don't want to arrive somewhere with 10 pairs of sneakers and no heels or vice versa but still tote an alternative style depending on my mood upon arrival. How about you?

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itsallabouttheg itsallabouttheg 7 years
i usually wear chucks on the plane and pack a pair of flip flops. depending on the length and/or reason for the trip, i might also pack nice flats/heels and/or running shoes.
lms lms 7 years
I just got back from a trip and I carried 8.
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 7 years
I bring my everyday shoes, a pair of black heels and depending on the weather, either a pair of flip flops or black boots.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 7 years
I would say 2-4 however most likely 3-4... :P Five if I have extra room for slippers. I try to bring a couple basics and one pair of standouts.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I bring my everyday shoes, running shoes, and a pair of heels.
amber512 amber512 7 years
* To be fair, it's because I only OWN three pairs. =P
skigurl skigurl 7 years
Probably 4-7, depending on where I'm going. I have sensitive feet and I've had issues in the past with blisters, so I like options! Plus, one pair wouldn't go with everything?! I'm not the kind of person to bring like 6 pairs of different colored heels, but, for example, I'd bring two pairs of flip flops, 2 colors of flats, gladiators in 3 colors, and 2 colors of boots if it's winter
amber512 amber512 7 years
I always pack at least one, but NEVER more than three.
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