The most important thing about an adventure is being comfortable in your shoes. That's not a euphemism. If you are going to walk miles daily for weeks, your feet must be happy. Also, you can't look like the biggest doofus ever. If you don't have sisters to tell you that you can't wear your Nike's and socks with capris or a skirt, let us be those sisters. You can't wear those, ever. You can wear sneakers and socks with pants that go all the way to the ground (your jeans, for example) or with shorts but not with capris. Of course, you can wear sneakers and socks with your workout clothes but we are talking about clothes you'd wear while exploring cool foreign lands...lands where people might want to rob you of all your travelers checks when you look like an obvious tourist. Or worse, they might give you wrong directions for a laugh. You don't want to have to walk extra miles in thongs and get blisters, do you? And by thongs we mean the shoes.
In the olden days when we traveled, the comfiest shoes we had were Fila high top boot shoes that we wore with our leggings and over-sized t-shirts with shoulder pads. They were too cool for school. Really, they were. We took a semester off school to travel. They don't make them anymore. This decade's Fila is from Naot. I have no idea how to pronounce that, so order them online. These shoes are so comfortable, as comfortable as my New Balance walking shoes. They look cute with skirts, jeans, and capris, and you can wear those little socks with them and the socks stay hidden. I have them in red (of course), and Karen has black (of course). Naot shoes are expensive (and they are worth it) but you can find deals on them if you look. There's no need to pay full price, ever. Save your money for your camera bag (the second most important thing about an adventure) and use coupons and search for deals to get your shoes. Always break in your new shoes before you get to wherever you are going.
This photo of my shoes is one of the "pre-adventure" photos I took for the journal I am starting for our trip. The preparation and planning is part of the fun!
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