It’s not a trick question. The perfect shoe to wear on a flight is one that’s comfortable, stylish, and versatile—a true triple-threat that makes the going, getting, and arriving look and feel good. Did we mention easily integrating into your wardrobe upon arrival?
No matter where you sit on the to-check-or-not-to-check spectrum, over-packing and excess baggage is never wise. Shoes tend to take up a fair amount of space (sad, but true), meaning it’s the category to be most thoughtful about. What standout pairs can you get the most mileage from? Which can be accessorized with multiple pieces in your suitcase, moving between the various entries on your itinerary?
That’s why you can’t beat a gorgeous flat in a standout hue — be that a pop of on-trend red, deep Bordeaux that is a surprising new neutral, or a universally flattering gold metallic. It’s a style constant that works for the airport and any occasion after, with an unparalleled ability to be dressed up or down and match almost any color in your suitcase.
If you’re headed to meet family or friends, denim is your best friend. Wear your most comfortable pair (you know—the one with a little stretch but not too much) and pair it with a crewneck sweater or button-down that’s casual while still appearing pulled together. We love the juxtaposition of The Giana Burgundy with a dark wash denim.
If you’ll be deplaning and heading straight into a meeting or office—without any time to totally change—classic black and white is one of the safest options. Change it up with unexpected white on bottom (even white denim looks chic here!), add on a black cashmere sweater and a timeless trench. The Emma Red is the perfect unexpected finish to a neutral look.
And, finally, if your final destination is requires you to get dressed up as well as stay cool and casual, nothing beats a perfectly versatile metallic flat. With its warm gold sheen, The Lia Gold works with everything from chinos and a tee to a patterned sheath for work to a simple black cocktail dress. Talk about a shoe that does it all!