How to Pack Shoes for Travel

Packing for travel can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to shoes. They can take up a significant amount of space and, if not packed properly, can get squished or damage other items in your luggage. However, with a few clever techniques, you can efficiently pack your shoes without compromising on space or style. Here's a guide on how to pack shoes for travel and which shoe styles are best suited for different types of trips.

1. Choose the Right Shoes for Your Trip

The first step in efficient shoe packing is selecting the right shoes for your trip. Consider the activities you’ll be doing and the climate of your destination. For a beach vacation, you might need flip-flops and sandals. For a city tour, comfortable walking shoes and a pair of dressier shoes for dining out could be necessary. Limit yourself to three pairs: a casual pair, a dressy pair, and an activity-specific pair.

2. Wear the Bulkiest Shoes

When travelling, wear your bulkiest shoes to save space in your luggage. Boots or athletic shoes are often the largest and can take up significant space if packed. By wearing them, you free up valuable room in your suitcase for other essentials.

3. Utilize Shoe Bags

To protect your shoes and keep your clothes clean, use shoe bags. These bags prevent dirt from transferring onto your clothing and help keep your suitcase organised. If you don't have dedicated shoe bags, reusable plastic bags or shower caps can serve as a good alternative.

4. Stuff Your Shoes

Maximise the space inside your shoes by stuffing them with smaller items such as socks, underwear, or accessories. This not only saves space but also helps your shoes maintain their shape during transit. Rolling items like socks and placing them inside your shoes can be an efficient use of space.

5. Pack Strategically

Place your shoes at the bottom of your suitcase, near the wheels if you’re using a rolling bag. This helps distribute the weight evenly and prevents your suitcase from becoming top-heavy. Lay your shoes heel to toe to maximize space and create a flat surface for the rest of your items.

6. Travel-Specific Footwear

For those who travel frequently, investing in travel-specific footwear can be beneficial. Brands now offer lightweight, foldable shoes that take up minimal space and still provide comfort and style. 


Here are our Top 5 shoe choices for travelling in 2024:



Experience the lightweight, breathable, and flexible design. Embrace the soft and subtle leather, coupled with low line styling, making them ideal for pairing with a dress, cropped pant, or shorts. From all-day sightseeing to a casual dinner, these shoes have you covered.

Huston Rose Leather Sneakers, DJANGO & JULIETTE - Shouz



Unmatched comfort and support. Weighing under 400g, the ideal travel shoe. Effortless to wear with zipper and lace accents, perfect for all-day adventures.

Bibi Coconut Leather Sneakers, SALA - Shouz



Elegantly comfortable. Sleekly minimalist style that transitions effortlessly between sneaker and mule. Incredibly light and pairs flawlessly with any outfit.



The ideal travel sandal. Comfortable, cushioned sole and supportive. Great for dressing up or down and comes in vibrant colours for European Summer or classic Black or Tan.

Atha Hot Pink Patent Leather Sandals, DJANGO & JULIETTE - Shouz



This versatile dress shoe is perfect for travel. Whether worn casually for a laid-back lunch or dressed up for a night out, its low block heel makes walking to dinner a breeze. With classic, sophisticated styling and color options, it will complement your capsule travel wardrobe.

Petricia Nude Leather Heels, EOS FOOTWEAR - Shouz


Packing shoes for travel doesn’t have to be a hassle. By choosing the right shoes, utilizing every inch of space, and packing strategically, you can ensure you have the footwear you need without overloading your suitcase. Remember to consider the activities planned, the climate of your destination, and the overall weight of your luggage. With these tips and tricks, you’ll be well-prepared for your next adventure, stylishly and efficiently.

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