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(Last Updated On: September 6, 2020)

The best shoes for travel should be comfortable even if you are on your feet all day.  During a trip, it is recommended to stay active to compensate with the travel calories that we gain trying out several local cuisines.

As we all believe, travel calories don’t count, right? While some continue to run in the morning or go to a nearby gym for a quick workout even during a vacation, walking a lot when touring around helps burn these travel calories.

Due to the comfort of its cushioning, the best shoes for travelling are usually running shoes. However,  some running shoes tend to be bulky and heavy which might not look good with your travel OOTD and will add load to your luggage. 

Do you pack more than one pair of shoes for travel? Do you find it space-consuming in your luggage? It was my struggle too! But ever since I bought my ON running shoes, it is the only shoes I packed during my travel.

Why ON running shoes are the best shoes for travelling?

The famous Swiss brand of running shoes is a lightweight design joined by comfort, performance, and style. ON running shoes are ideal for walking and running even with hiking and biking making it the best shoes for travel. Read on for more details about why this is the best running shoes for travel.

1. It is lightweight

As a long-distance runner, I am one of those who believe that a durable pair of shoes should be bulky and heavy for better cushioning. I stopped believing that ever since I bought my first pair of ON running shoes.Β 

ON running shoes are lightweight and flexible which means less weight to your feet while wearing it and to your luggage if you want to pack it! But what I usually do is I wear it during transportation to save space in my luggage.

And when you pack light, you get a cheaper flight ticket, there’s no need to wait to claim your luggage, and carrying your backpack or luggage around is easier.

2. The best shoes to provide comfort for travel

Aside from less weight to your feet, ON running shoes has CloudTec cushioning technology that adjusts to how your foot hits the ground. Another thing I notice is that my foot can feel a bounce every time I land a step. It’s like I’m stepping on the clouds. Because of its CloudTec cushioning technology, you will stay comfortable even after walking for hours.

ON running shoes also has a breathable mesh to maintain a comfortable in-shoe climate preventing sweating while keeping debris out. Don’t you hate it when you feel debris inside your shoes? I hate it so I like shoes that keeps debris out.

The shoes likewise have a comfy fabric lining and molded foam insole for excellent step-in feel that still feels great even without wearing socks. Just in case, you prefer not to wear socks to lessen the things that you need to pack.

3. It is versatile on your travel activities

One of my struggles with packing is how to strategically pack all the shoes that I would need for travel. Before I got my pair of ON running shoes, I would need shoes for touring around, for running in the morning, for minor hiking, and for riding a bike which is a pain when you prefer to pack light. Is this your struggle too? How many pairs of shoes do you bring on vacation?

A girl hiking with her ON running shoes - The Hollapinos
Diane wearing her ON Cloudventure peak for hiking which she also uses for playing Frisbee

What I like about my ON running shoes is that it can be used for all those activities I’ve mentioned making it my best shoes for travel. Now, I only need to pack one shoes for walking and staying active during my travel along with a pair of flipflops for which I wear to the beach and indoors and a pair of sandals for restaurant dining and social gathering.

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Wearing my ON Cloudflyer for a morning run during our honeymoon in Moorea

4. It is the most convenient travel shoes

ON running shoes has no break-in period and ready to perform as soon as it is out of the box. You can also choose between the conventional laces for a snug fit or the elastic laces for an easy slip-on ready to get going.

How do you feel when you are at the airport and the security protocol requires you to remove your shoes for scanning when you are all laced up? I hate it! Using elastic laces will make it easier for you to remove and conveniently put on your ON running shoes again.

5. It is a stylish shoe for travel

I used to prefer not wearing my running shoes for touring because it is bulky and will not look good when I am wearing shorts, skinny jeans, or almost every outfit except for workout clothes.

I usually pack at least 2 sneakers for touring. But why do I need more than one pair of walking shoes? Because even though my sneakers look good with any outfit, they are not so comfortable that I need to switch to another pair on the next day of touring.

That good thing with ON running shoes is that it has a variety of color schemes for everybody. Whether you like it plain black or white or even a mix of gradient colors, you have several selections to choose from.

It is a stylish shoe for travel that is easy to pair with any clothing, not just workout clothes! Now, your comfortable walking shoes looks good with your travel OOTD. It is also perfect for a couple with matching shoes while travelling!

Couple wearing ON running shoes during travel - The Hollapinos
Ivan and Yannie, a couple wearing ON running sneaker during travel in Bangkok

Can we use running shoes for daily use during travel?

Running shoes that are designed to perform can be used even as a lifestyle sneaker. It is being comfortable while being ready for anything. 

One example is when I became a member of the officiating team in the 2019 SEA Games (Southeast Asia Games). While most officiating role would require a lot of walking or standing, I was assigned to be a runner on the spot. As a runner, I needed to deliver the printed results from point to point as fast as I can after every heat!

Wearing ON running shoes at the SEA Games 2019 - The Hollapinos
Wearing ON running shoes at the SEA Games 2019

And because I wear my ON running shoes as a lifestyle sneaker, I was ready for the role on the spot! If I was not wearing my ON running shoes that time, it would have been difficult for me to run around during the competition that was held for 2 days.

Is it bad to walk in running shoes?

No, running shoes are designed to be cushioned for added comfort. It also supports pronation and protects you from injury. While walking does not require as much support and protection as running, it wouldn’t hurt being a little extra on your travel shoes.

Are ON cloud shoes worth it?

Reading other people’s reviews, some find it expensive while most people find its price to be reasonable. A pair of ON cloud shoes costs from $120 to $250. I, including people I know using ON running shoes, wouldn’t mind paying for good quality pair. For us, you get what you pay for.


Conclusion

And that’s it! I hope that when you travel, you will hit your daily step goals to stay active and healthy even during vacation. And for you to love walking while touring, you will need the best shoes for travel that is comfortable. How much is your daily step goals?

#2 photos credit to Dianne Acio. Follow Diane on Facebook and Instagram, #5 photos credit to Ivan and Yannie


What to pack

Reusable Water Bottle: Nalgene

Immune Support: Airborne Chewables

Waterproof Action Camera: GoPro Hero 7 White

Comfortable Walking Shoes: ON Sneakers

Tips when planning your trip

Find cheap flights: Jetradar compare airfares from airlines and travel agencies to help you book the best flight deals to the countries ending with land. Click to read our how to find cheap flights guide.

Accommodation: Start with Hotellook! It will help you book hostels to luxury resorts at the best price comparing rates between Booking.com, Zen, Agoda, Expedia, Hotels.com, Trip.com, and others.

You may also check Hostelworld for hostels only. Click to read our guide on how to find the best hostel for you.

Car Rental: Book the best prices and services with Rentalcars.com

Search using your phone: Download the Jetradar mobile app in iOS or Android to set price drop alerts on flights and compare accommodation and car rental rates

Tours: Get Your Guide or book with Klook and Viator(a TripAdvisor Company)

And don’t forget travel insurance with World Nomads! Click to read our travel insurance guide.

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Katie is a Software Quality Assurance Analyst by profession. She is also a dragon boat paddler, a Crossfit athlete, and a weightlifter by passion. She has travelled within Asia, Europe, and Micronesia before meeting Mike.

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