The Best Shoes for All Your Travel Destinations!

August 05, 2022

The Best Shoes for All Your Travel Destinations!

Travel season is still upon us, with many people choosing to travel later into the summer or even early fall. In most areas of the country, the weather is delightful with warm days and cooler nights, so traveling and outdoor activities are more pleasant now than during the dog-days of summer!

Walking Cradles shoes are known for their great fit and unbeatable comfort, thanks to the expert styling and attention to detail by our shoe designer, Jamie Wells. Whether it's the multiple sizes and widths, our signature Tiny Pillows insoles or the clever ways Jamie finds to add adjustability, women are passionate about their favorite Walking Cradles styles!

In an informal poll, we received feedback on the various types of travel that our customers enjoy and then asked which Walking Cradles shoes they would choose for each! Below are the shoes that were selected, with a little built-in fun for each. The heading is a line to a song that relates to the picture. Have fun guessing who sang the song and where each destination photo is located. (Answers are at the end of this article). Each shoe is linked so you can easily click and shop! Have fun reading and then go find your perfect travel shoe for your next destination!

1. "They say the neon lights are bright..."

The Porsha platform sandal, seen here in Champagne Glitter leather is unexpectedly comfortable for a high heel. The 1/2" platform offsets the 3" heel, but it's the super cushy Tiny Pillows insoles that will provide comfort until the curtain call is well over! Porsha is also available in Black Glitter Leather and Silver Glitter Leather!

Porsha makes for a stunning shoe for those theater nights - allowing you to make your own shining debut!

Synonymous with musicals, shows and plays, where is the popular theatre destination pictured below?


2. "I'm walking on sunshine, wooah!"

You'll feel like you're walking on sunshine by adding some sparkle to your pool party ensemble with Hudson-2. This Metro+ sandal delivers all the comfort you expect from Walking Cradles - Tiny Pillows, enhanced arch support, an ergonomic heel cup and lightweight EVA bottoms. Adorned with silver crystals, this easy slide is perfect for poolside gatherings. Also available without crystals, the Hudson sandal comes in multiple colors.

This poolside pic has a small lake in the background that is a little mid-west gem. Near St. Louis, MO - who knows which lake?



3: "I want to get away, I want to fly away..."

Airplanes take us to wonderful, faraway destinations or they get us somewhere not so far away much faster than driving. Getting through the airport isn't always the easiest part of the trip, though. While we carefully consider the shoes we pack, do we think about what we are going to wear to get there? Described as "the absolute BEST airport and traveling shoe," the Orleans sneaker is also one of our very best sellers! 

The Orleans is available in many colors, prints and materials. Our newest addition, Tumbled White Leather, is the perfect shoe for wearing when air travel is your transportation! Easy to take off and on, comfortable for trekking through concourses, and much cuter than a traditional tennis shoe, the Orleans is the go-to airport shoe for many Walking Cradles fans.

The large international airport seen below will definitely help you get your steps in! Recognizable by its bold black and white floors, in which city will you find this airport?


4:  "Every girl needs a good friend and a glass of wine!"

Headed to a lovely vineyard with your date, or perhaps a girls trip to the wineries? Flowing dresses or cord sets are ideal for this setting, but what about your shoes? You'll want something to keep you comfortable while walking, but stylish enough to complement your cute outfit!

The Thea sandal is a perfect choice - functional and fabulous! Part of our Comfort Cradle collection, this wedge sandal includes Tiny Pillows in a footbed structure that will keep your feet cradled and stable. Available in Luggage Rustic Snake Print Leather and soft Vanilla Crinkle Patent Leather, Thea will keep you not only looking amazing all day, but feeling it, as well!

Wineries seem to have a place in most regions of the United States these days, but this West Coast destination is still pretty top-of-mind when thinking of rolling hills of vineyards. Where do you think this lovely location can be found?


5:  "Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks..."

You're welcome - that ear-worm song is now stuck in your head! As summer turns to fall, baseball season is gearing up for the playoffs! Whether your team makes it to the postseason or not, there is still lots of baseball taking place during late summer and early fall!

When you take yourself out to the ballgame, don't take away your comfort or style! You're feet will hit a home-run when wearing the Destin lace-up sneaker. This casual Metro+ style is ideal for ballgames and other fun outings where comfort is key! Destin comes in White Perfed Leather (shown below) as well as Black Perfed Nubuck, Navy Perfed Nubuck and Petal Perfed Nubuck.

Since 1912, this historic baseball stadium has hosted the World Series 11 times. Where can it be found?


6:  "I've seen it rainin' fire in the sky..."

There is nothing that makes us think of summer more than outdoor concerts! When the sun goes down and the lights go up, the magic happens! 

Who would want to ruin this moment with uncomfortable shoes? The Phoebe thong sandal is ideal for any music festival - allowing you to move freely while delivering the support and style you expect from Walking Cradles!

Part of our Comfort Cradle collection, the Phoebe is available in Gold Crackle Leather, soft Vanilla Tumbled Patent Leather and Black Patent Pebble Leather.  

This concert venue is a destination for many more reasons than just music. Where were we getting our Rocky Mountain high at this popular ampitheatre?


8.  "Trees swaying in the summer breeze"

Picnics in the park evoke thoughts of summer breezes flowing through the trees while we enjoy time with loved ones. A picnic blanket, cold lemonade and favorite summer treats - possibly with a fountain flowing in the background. What could be better?

Well, nothing, really if you are wearing the Naomi thong sandal! With it's cushy Tiny Pillows footbed, your feet will be oh, so comfy as you walk to and from your favorite picturesque spots in the park! The slide styling makes it easy to kick off while you partake in the feast you packed in your cooler and picnic basket!

Naomi allows unexpected adjustability with a hook and loop adjustable strap, adorned with a metal tip and nail head, instep gore and even a toe-loop that includes hidden elastic. Naomi is available in Black, Luggage and Natural Patent Lizard Print Leather.

For the picnic below, which stunning southern charmer of a park were we enjoying "soft kisses on a summer day?"



Whether you have vacations or staycations in your future, Walking Cradles has the perfect shoe. Available in multiple sizes and widths in a complete array of styles to fit every destination, it's no wonder Walking Cradles makes the list for best travel shoes! But, as the summer leaves start to turn, our summer shoes start to sell-out, so if you see something you love, now is the time to buy them and get out there and enjoy these beautiful days!

If you've been playing along, here are the answers to the songs and the locations!

1:  "They say the neon lights are bright..." is from the George Benson song On Broadway, which is also the colorful New York City theater district area in the photo.

2:  "I'm walking on sunshine, wooah..." is from the catchy summery song Walking on Sunshine from Katrina and the Waves. This midwest lakeside pool party was held at Lake St. Louis, in St. Louis, MO.

3:  "I want to get away, I wanna fly away..." is part of the song Fly Away by Lenny Kravitz. The airport is O'Hare International in Chicago, IL.

4. "Every girl needs a good friend and a glass of wine." We totally agree with LeAnn Rhimes in this lyric from her song Good Friends and a Glass of Wine. Famous for rolling hills of vineyards, this photo is from Napa Valley, CA where there are more than 400 wineries to visit!

5. "Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks." Synonymous with baseball, the song Take Me Out to the Ballgame has been part of stadium music everywhere since it was introduced in 1909 by Jack Norworth and Albert Von Tilzer. Not long after this song was written, the oldest (still in use) baseball stadium in the United States hosted its first ballgame in 1912 at Fenway Park in Boston, MA.

6. "I've seen it rainin' fire in the sky." How can you not think of John Denver when you think of Colorado and his song Rocky Mountain High, which was released almost 50 years ago on October 30, 1972.  When music fans think of Colorado, we think of Red Rocks Ampitheatre, where Denver performed 17 concerts prior to his death in 1997. 

7. "Trees swaying in the summer breeze... soft kisses on a summer day" are lyrics from the 1964 A Summer Song by English pop duo Chad & JeremyThe trees pictured here line the walkways at historic Forsyth Park in downtown Savannah, GA - named one of the top parks in the country to enjoy a picnic!

We hope you have enjoyed this feature and played along with the game. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

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