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The Best Travel Shoes of 2015

Versatile kicks for your next weekend escape (Photo: Michael Karsh)
Versatile kicks for your next weekend escape

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Versatile kicks for your next weekend escape.
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Versatile kicks for your next weekend escape.<br />—<a href=Sam Moulton">
(Photo: Michael Karsh)


Eddie Bauer Rivet

With durable canvas uppers and an unfussy look that pairs well with just about everything in your weekend bag, the Rivet ($70) impresses the old-fashioned way. eddiebauer.com

With durable canvas uppers and an unfussy look that pairs well with just about everything in your weekend bag, the <a href=Rivet ($70) impresses the old-fashioned way. eddiebauer.com">
(Photo: Michael Karsh)


Sanuk Randolf

Think of the slim-fitting Randolf ($60) as a hipper, more streamlined version of the standard-issue Sanuk you might already own. Didn’t watch Miami Vice as a kid? It’s also available in a few solid colors. sanuk.com

 

Think of the slim-fitting <a href=Randolf ($60) as a hipper, more streamlined version of the standard-issue Sanuk you might already own. Didn’t watch Miami Vice as a kid? It’s also available in a few solid colors. sanuk.com

 

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(Photo: Michael Karsh)


OluKai Nohea Mesh

The Nohea’s ($95) quick-drying microfiber lining is like a chamois for your feet. And we love the flip-down heel that lets you slide into it on the fly. olukai.com 

 

The <a href=Nohea’s ($95) quick-drying microfiber lining is like a chamois for your feet. And we love the flip-down heel that lets you slide into it on the fly. olukai.com 

 

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(Photo: Michael Karsh)


Sperry A/O 2-Eye Stripe

A hand-sewn upper and real rawhide laces give the 2-Eye ($80) its classic look, but an EVA heel cup ups the comfort level. sperrytopsider.com 

 

A hand-sewn upper and real rawhide laces give the <a href=2-Eye ($80) its classic look, but an EVA heel cup ups the comfort level. sperrytopsider.com 

 

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(Photo: Michael Karsh)


Reef Rover Low Premium

This is the most comfortable Reef shoe ($80) we’ve worn. It also looks classy enough for a night out and provides more than enough grip for seaside exploring. reef.com

 

This is the most comfortable <a href=Reef shoe ($80) we’ve worn. It also looks classy enough for a night out and provides more than enough grip for seaside exploring. reef.com

 

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(Photo: Michael Karsh)


SeaVees 05/65 Westwood

The Westwood ($78) is better made and better looking than any of the other retro sneakers we tried. It’s also stable and durable enough for a few sets of mixed doubles. seavees.com

The <a href=Westwood ($78) is better made and better looking than any of the other retro sneakers we tried. It’s also stable and durable enough for a few sets of mixed doubles. seavees.com">
(Photo: Michael Karsh)


Freewaters Captain

The number-one reason we love the Captain ($55): Its foot-bed was developed in cooperation with the sleeping-pad mavens over at Therm-a-Rest. It features little ridges that improve airflow and also feels great on your tootsies. freewaters.com

 

The number-one reason we love the <a href=Captain ($55): Its foot-bed was developed in cooperation with the sleeping-pad mavens over at Therm-a-Rest. It features little ridges that improve airflow and also feels great on your tootsies. freewaters.com

 

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(Photo: Michael Karsh)


Merrell Roust Frenzy

Purpose-built for bicycle commuting, with a stiff midfoot for maximum pedaling efficiency, the faux-leather Roust Frenzy ($110) is so light, airy, and comfy, it quickly became our go-to summer roll-to-work shoe. merrell.com

Purpose-built for bicycle commuting, with a stiff midfoot for maximum pedaling efficiency, the faux-leather <a href=Roust Frenzy ($110) is so light, airy, and comfy, it quickly became our go-to summer roll-to-work shoe. merrell.com

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(Photo: Michael Karsh)

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Lead Photo: Michael Karsh
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