Essential Guide to Summer Vacation Shoe Packing

Hi everyone – happy holiday season!

It’s summer time and we are off on vacation. To the wardrobe we venture – pull out all “necessary” shoes and then realise our shoes alone take up the whole suitcase – argh!!!!

Does this sound familiar?

Not to worry, having been asked by so many friends exactly which shoes they should pack I have come up with the following max of 5 pairs of shoes that will see you through every occasion during summer vacation:

1.  Sneakers

A  pair of converse or white high tops for every day longer distance walking.

image1xxl-11ASOS DARCY Bow Flatform Trainers €35.21

image3xxl-2ASOS DELICIOUS Embellished Trainers €56.34

2. Slip on sandals/ flip flops

Essential for beaches

image3xxl-3Havaianas White Slim Flip Flops €33.80

image4xxlTed Baker Ettiea Pink Bow Jelly Flip Flops €54.93

3. Dressy sandals

In case you go out for dinner etc. Limit yourself to one pair if possible – making sure they go with whatever you plan to wear in the evenings.

image1xxl-12Fine Fringed Heeled Sandals €136.60

image1xxl-13Tie Leg Wedge Sandals €45.07

4. Ballerinas

Perfect for city visits or wearing to breakfast or to alternate with your dressy sandals in the evening.

image1xxl-14ASOS LITTLETON Pointed Ballet Flats €35.21

image3xxl-4ASOS LOST Pointed Ballet Flats €19.72

5. Water shoes

Especially if you are going to a European pebbled beach or somewhere with lots of corals or jelly fish.

See selection at SportsDirect

So to recap the only 5 pairs of shoes you need are:
  • Sneakers
  • Slip on sandals/ flip flops
  • Dressy sandals
  • Ballerinas
  • Water Shoes


Wishing you all a fabulous start to summer vacation season!



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