From the terminal to the trail, these sneakers can do just about everything
As a frequent traveler—and admitted sneaker addict—I’ve realized that for most trips, it’s best to bring a pair of shoes that can do everything. Versatility is key. An ideal pair is comfortable enough to wear all day through airports and sightseeing, stylish enough for dressing up, yet still performs well during a run or hotel gym workout. After lots of careful research (read: shopping), I’ve narrowed down the best sneaks for any adventure.
Adidas NMD R2 ($130)
You know that one friend you can bring anywhere—the one who adapts to any situation and instantly gets along with everyone? These are that friend, but in sneaker form. The NMD R2 has an ideal mix of style and performance, whether you’re taking a morning jog or pretending to enjoy a museum tour. Perfectly cushioned footbeds add spring to your step, while stretchy, sock-like uppers provide the right mix of breathability and support.
New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz ($80)
If you’re the type who likes to lace up your running shoes and make a few laps around the city to get the lay of the land, these are the shoes for you. Made for runners, the Fresh Foam Cruz is a stylish, high-functioning travel shoe made with a soft, breathable fabric that has just the right amount of stretch, plus midfoot support right where you need it.
Nike Roshe One ($75)
Built with more cushion than most, the reasonably priced Roshe One has extra-padded soles for all-day squishiness. The minimalist design allows the shoes to be dressed up or down—they’ll work equally well with jeans and stretchy pants.
Vans Ultrarange Rapidweld ($80)
Designed by pro surfers looking for the perfect travel shoe, the Ultrarange Rapidweld features seamless inner construction to keep your feet blister-free. Plus, these shoes have great traction if your travels take you slightly off-road.
Reebok Zoku Runner HH ($95)
This is a great city adventure shoe. The Zoku Runner is lightweight and breathable and has foamy soles that support as you clock the miles. On top of comfort, the jacquard-printed, speckled-soled edition will turn heads and dress up basic outfits.