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25 Best Travel Sandals for Walking, Beach, City + Adventure

Apart from travel, if there’s one other thing I know really well – it’s shoes!

The big challenge, though, is finding a pair that’s both fashionable and comfy.

We prefer traveling to places where it’s warm – like Europe (when it’s short-sleeves weather) and sun-and-sand destinations (hello Cabo San Lucas!).

And I’m always on the hunt for the best travel sandals for women and men – because your partner should look good too, right?

Shopping for the Best Travel Sandals

I’m talking stylish.

But also comfortable sandals for travel you can actually walk in without getting blisters (because sore feet aside, hobbling doesn’t look good).

And in case you can’t tell, it’s me, Janice, writing this post :-).

Best travel sandals for women and men

Best Travel Sandals for Women and Men

I shop a lot on Amazon (especially the last few years). It’s a Pandora’s Box for shoeaholics.

I love that you get fast delivery if you’re a Prime member (along with good TV shows!) plus free easy returns – it’s a hassle-free way to shop.

And I’ve checked out literally hundreds of sandals.

You’re sure to love the following 25 stand-out styles of travel sandals. (I regularly update this post with new finds, so you can be confident that the latest styles are covered here.)

You’ll first find our reviews of the best travel sandals for women. Then I cover our picks for the best travel sandals for men.

Here’s to happy traveling – and stylish happy feet!

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Best Travel Sandals for Women

Hey, looking for cute summer sandals and beach footwear?

Check out the best beach sandals and flip-flops for women!

For footwear you can get wet, here’s our post specifically on the best water sandals for women.

And for guys – see our reviews of the best flip-flops for men.

Cute ladies sandals

Best women’s travel sandals

More travel sandals for women

Find many more comfortable women’s travel sandals here on Amazon.

Best sandals for men for travel

Best men's sandals for travel

Okay, now that we’ve got the ladies covered, let’s move on to the best men’s travel sandals.

And, sorry guys, there aren’t really quite as many options for you!

But we know that you, being manly and all, are really after function over form – and you just want something tried and true.

These five solid styles fit the bill.

More comfortable men’s sandals

Also see more options for men’s travel sandals here on Amazon.

That’s our hand-picked list of the top travel sandals!

If you buy any of these travel sandals, let us know how they work for you. And if you have suggestions for this list, please pass them along!

You can share your thoughts in the Comments below.

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Best travel sandals for men and women
The best travel sandals for women

About the authors

Luxury travel journalists and SATW, NATJA and TMAC “Best Travel Blog” award winners, Janice and George Mucalov are the publishers of Sand In My Suitcase. Between them, they’ve traveled to all 7 continents. See About.

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Saturday 26th of November 2022

I have been given to understand that Birkenstock no longer sells their shoes on Amazon because of the number of fakes being sold as genuine and Amazon refusing to crack down on the situation.

Janice and George

Saturday 26th of November 2022

It's also our understanding that Birkenstock pulled their online store from Amazon. But we also understand there are smaller shoe stores that sell authentic Birkenstock sandals through Amazon :-). So you can still get real Birkenstocks on Amazon. They're just harder to find and may not come in all sizes and colors.


Friday 24th of June 2022

Hi, which sandals are shown in the main image? Grey / teal. Model wearing white nail polish. Thanks.

Janice and George

Tuesday 28th of June 2022

Those are a version of the Plaka sandals. Plaka makes a few different styles (all quite similar, but still a little different).


Sunday 18th of July 2021

Hi! Which sandals are shown in the photo just above #1 with the brown crossed buckled straps and white strap across the toe area (model wearing yellow nail polish)? Thank you for the helpful suggestions!

Janice and George

Monday 19th of July 2021

Those sandals are really cute, aren't they!

We couldn't find these on Amazon (or in stores here where we live). So we don't know the brand. They could be European. Sometimes there are great shoes you can only find in Europe and not North America.

Hope there's another pair you like :-).


Thursday 18th of March 2021

Very helpful article. Thanks for helping me find some nice sandals for everyday wear.


Thursday 22nd of October 2020

Great article!

Sandals are really comfortable. That is why I love my Birkenstocks. You don’t have to compromise comfort for style.

Stay safe and healthy! Cheers!