Packing Problem Solved: 29 Fall and Winter Shoes That'll Fit in Your Suitcase


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As you know, fall is here and winter is coming, which means gone (for now) are the days of throwing your little summer sandals in your suitcase and being on your merry way. Your footwear will soon be competing with bulky sweaters and coats for space, and cold-weather shoes are typically much bulkier than their spring and summer counterparts. Packing for fall and winter trips is honestly such a predicament, but the least I can do to help is to tackle the shoe component.

It really doesn't help that bulky shoes have been trending since last fall, and while you may want to bring your chunky lug-sole Chelsea boots, they might take up half of your suitcase. (For this reason, I advise wearing those on the plane.) Instead, you're going to want to pack shoes made of flexible materials that can be folded or smooshed a bit if needed, with thin(ish) soles. 

I did lots of searching and found 29 pairs of packable, stylish shoes that fit the bill. They may not take up as little room as your summer shoes, but we're doing the best we can.

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Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.