The Only 6 Shoe Styles You'll Need for Your Next Europe Trip

If there’s one thing that can be said about Europe—that isn’t related to its historic landmarks or architecture, of course—it’s that there’s a lot of walking. Between sightseeing and roaming the streets alone, you’ll probably max out on your steps each day, which means you’re going to want the best possible shoes for traveling to Europe. After all, nothing can put bring down a beautiful vacation like aching feet. 

As you’re packing your bags to head across the pond, it’s best to keep in mind specific styles of shoes that won’t end up giving you blisters. Of course, just because they’re comfortable doesn’t mean they can't be chic. To illustrate our point, we’ve gathered the only shoes you’ll need when you’re gallivanting through your favorite European cities. Scroll down to see them below, and then add them to your bags before your flight takes off.

Block Heels

Yep, By Far's simple mules are still on our radars.

A comfortable block heel and an on-trend animal print? These need to be in your cart, stat.

We're still not over this pretty shade of purple.

A touch of slime green is perfect for summer.

Ankle Boots

Inspired by the '70s icon Patti Smith, these will add a cool edge to any look. 

Swap out your standard black booties for beige.

Or, opt for simple classics like these.

Flat Sandals

These will last you throughout your trip and beyond.

If these don't have "Europe vacation" written all over them, we don't know what does.

You can wear these sleek sandals to the office this season.

These sandals have been editor-approved.


Obsessed with the croc print? You need these shoes.

Bet you've never seen anything like these leather knit loafers, before.

Count on these loafers to keep you comfortable when you're planning to walk miles through Europe.

Easy Sneakers

Without a doubt, you'll have these in your wardrobe for years.

Raffia is always a good option for vacations.

Platform sneakers give the illusion of longer legs.

You'll never get tired of these, which are made with responsibly sourced leather, organic cotton and wild rubber.


Does it get more classic than a pair of espadrille wedges?

The mesh strap on this is so unexpected.

Style these with your favorite sundress or wide-leg jeans for a classic vacation ensemble.