Put Your Best Foot Forward
I’m no Imelda Marcos with thousands of shoes, although mine do take up an inordinate amount of closet space. And I wouldn’t ever dream of comparing myself to Carrie Bradshaw–I could never run, let alone walk, in Manolos like hers. I do, however, pay considerable attention to what I slip on my feet, especially when I fly, which leads me to my three-part air-travel-and-shoe strategy…
1. Ask: Can I run, or at least walk, in these? You never know when you might have to race to a connection or trek the length of a football field to your gate.
2. Slip-ons beat lace-ups; you’ll save time and energy if you can avoid bending down to tie your shoelaces. Plus, on the plane, isn’t it nice to slip in and out of shoes in your seat? I don’t know about you, but I’m prone to cankles and swollen feet on long flights which make squeezing into lace-ups a bit of a bear.
3. Wear socks. Flip-flops are great for points #1 and #2, but you never know where other people’s shoes and feet have been. Do you really want to chance sockless feet on that nasty rug at security? (Learn about foot health).
What is my go-to pair? I choose clogs. What about you?
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