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1. Posted by rvrsblrnct (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

I'm going to be visiting Belgium, Holland, and France in August, and I'm trying to choose some shoes. I know that most europeans don't wear sandals or open toed shoes, but it may be ridiculously hot.
So, I'm trying to decide between these two shoes:

I want shoes that are comfortable, pretty, durable, cool, and appropriate for the culture.

(Also, if it is unacceptable to post outside links on this forum, I apologize.)

2. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 9y

I have a pair of Teva sandals that I wear everywhere. I've been to Greece, Italy, France, Spain and England in them and they have been pretty appropriate in those places..
I usually get blisters from all shoes that I wear for a long time, but I have never got blisters from these shoes. I once wore them every day for a month and almost didn't want to take them off....

3. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

I've travelled with my Mephisto Allrounders for the last few trips. They're kinda sandal hybrids - open at the top, but closed toed. They're extremely comfortable and good for hiking and the beach. Beware of taking them off in public if you wear them without socks, though.

4. Posted by hellopanda (Budding Member 26 posts) 9y

are open-toed sandals appropriate for visiting churches, etc? we leave in a few weeks and I dont have the footwear thing organised either! will I be able to wear sandals in churches, or is that too casual?

5. Posted by flynn (Inactive 140 posts) 9y

I know that most europeans don't wear sandals or open toed shoes, but it may be ridiculously hot.

I'm shocked! Why would you think that? ;)

Most of the time it's just too cold in most parts of Europe to wear open toed shoes, but loads of people would love to wear sandals all year round, especially me!

Even if you don't wear Italian high fashion sandals you shound't have problems getting admission to churches, upscale places and the permitting I go everywhere in flip-flops !


6. Posted by hey_monkee (Respected Member 430 posts) 9y

I have to agree with angela, Teva's are absolutely great when travelling in warm climates. Mine have even taken me hiking through the desert States of the USA, they're just so comfortable, breathable and have good enough support