If you’re taking a trip to Europe this summer, you’re probably in the midst of making hotel reservations, booking plane tickets and planning out your daily itinerary. And you’re also most likely trying to decide what clothing and accessories to bring. Don’t forget—having the right footwear is absolutely essential if you want to truly enjoy your time abroad, so comes pick up a good pair of walking shoes in Rochester Hills from Haig Shoes. Here are just a few key things you should know about finding the right pair of shoes for your trip.
Cobblestones are beautiful—and challenging
One of the fun parts about visiting Europe is walking the beautiful old cobblestone streets, and we absolutely say you should be able to enjoy that experience! Just make sure you have a pair of shoes that’s up to the challenge. Cobblestone can be very slippery when wet, posing a fall hazard, especially on hills. You could also get wedged in a cobblestone and twist an ankle if you don’t have sturdy, reliable kicks.
Three key elements of a good pair of walking shoes
At Haig Shoes, we’re experts when it comes to finding the right footwear for all sorts of events, including walking adventures in Europe. We recommend looking out for three important features of a quality pair of walking shoes in Rochester Hills:
- Sufficient support: Make sure your shoes are sturdy, high quality and able to give you the all-day support you need to keep hiking, walking and sightseeing without damaging your feet.
- Rubber grooves and sole: When you’re going to be walking around a lot, rubber is your friend. Get a pair of shoes with soles that have a strong grip so you don’t go sliding on slick pavement or have trouble navigating tricky terrain.
- Inner cushioning: If you’re going to be on your feet a lot, it’s not hard to imagine how tired your feet could become. You could develop blisters, aches, pains and even swelling if you don’t have proper cushioning. So ask your local walking shoe experts at Haig Shoes to give you some shoes with great cushioning to try out in our store.
You can have both style and practicality
Don’t worry about compromising on style abroad, because nowadays, you’ve got a lot of options. For example, we have a wide selection of “athleisure” walking shoes in Rochester Hills that combine the benefits of performance sneakers with the style of leisure shoes. There are also countless options that provide you with a training shoe design (and support) but come in fantastic designs and colors so you can stay stylish (or discreet, if you prefer a muted design) and still walk to your heart’s desire.
Planning a trip is both exciting and stressful. Let us take the anxiety out of deciding which footwear should go in your suitcase. Come see the friendly pros at Haig Shoes and we’ll get you matched up with the perfect pair of shoes for your adventures.