The 8 Best Nike Shoes for Travelling, Whatever Your Destination

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Whether you're exploring a new city, walking on the beach or embarking on a hike, you'll want these must-have Nike shoes for any type of travel.

Last updated: 30 November 2022
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How to Pick Good Shoes for Travel

When you're packing for a trip, shoes can take up a lot of space in your luggage. Practicality, versatility and comfort are important factors to consider in any packing strategy—all without sacrificing your personal style. Check out this guide to find the best Nike shoes for travel, regardless of your destination.

For Visiting a New City

Nike Air Max 90

Exploring a new city can mean racking up miles on foot. The Nike Air Max 90 doubles in durability and comfort, while pairing easily with a variety of outfits.

The shoe's waffle outsole and exposed Air cushioning provide extra comfort, while real and synthetic leather overlays add a sleek look. A padded, low-cut collar can help prevent blisters on your heels, so you can check out the sights without any discomfort.

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus

For many people, exercise is a key part of a holiday. The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus can do double-duty as you walk around the city in the morning, then squeeze in a run in the afternoon. This Nike staple is available in a variety of solid colours, making it easy to coordinate with everyday outfits.

In addition to classic style, this lightweight shoe is equipped with supportive underfoot cushioning and double Zoom Air units to keep you moving through the city.

(Related: How to Pick the Right Walking Shoes for Miles of Comfort)

For Hiking and Camping Adventures

Nike Pegasus Trail

With limited room in a suitcase, packing a pair of walking boots isn't always feasible. If your ideal holiday includes heading out on a hike, the Nike Pegasus Trail collection is the way to go. These trail shoes are lightweight, and with less rubber in the outsole, they aren't too bulky to pack.

Some Pegasus Trail options include a waterproof GORE-TEX layer to keep your feet dry, meaning streams, puddles or rain won't stand in the way of picturesque destinations.

Nike ACG Mountain Fly Low SE

If you're the adventurer who pushes the limits, the Nike ACG Mountain Fly Low SE is the best shoe for even the most rugged of excursions. A low-profile silhouette means it takes up less space in your bag.

The lightweight upper and plush Nike React foam cushioning keep this shoe feeling comfortable for miles of exploration. Its sticky rubber outsole gives crag-inspired traction to tackle any rocky terrain ahead.

(Related: The Best Nike Shoes to Wear Hiking)

For the Beach

Nike Victori One

If your holiday plans include spending time on the beach, pack a pair of slides. The Nike Victori One slides offer lightweight comfort, complete with soft and responsive foam. The contoured grip pattern cradles your foot, while a padded strap provides additional support.

Nike On Deck

If you prefer something even more minimal, the Nike On Deck flip-flops are an easy-to-wear, easy-to-transport option with a no-frills design. The toe post is rounded to limit chafing and a foam insole adds lightweight cushioning.

The waffle-inspired tread will provide traction when you're walking along the beach. Plus, they're easy to kick off for any spontaneous dips in the sea.

(Related: What Are Nike's Most Comfortable Slippers and Slides?)

For Style

Nike Blazer Low '77

Functionality and comfort are top priorities when you're choosing shoes for travel. The basketball-inspired Nike Blazer Low '77 offers versatility that taps vintage elements. Crisp leather uppers and a retro Swoosh design create a classic look. And while the Blazer comes in high-, mid- and low-tops—opt for low to save space in your luggage.

Nike Air Force 1 '07

The chunky sole of the Nike Air Force 1 '07 will keep your feet comfortable all day. Simple colours mean your AF-1s can be worn with anything from jeans to dresses to joggers, making them a staple for your next trip.

(Related: How to Clean Air Force 1s)

Words by Emilia Benton

Originally published: 5 January 2022

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