Getting My Feet in Gear
There are many decisions to face when planning a trip. One of those important choices, is determining which pairs of shoes to pack. In my case, I am traveling extremely light, so I am limited to 1 pair of sneakers, 1 pair of sandals and a pair of regular rubber flip flops for questionable room floors.
The other day, I decided to shop for a new pair of sandals for my trip. There were two brands in my mind: A pair of Birkenstocks, or a pair of Chacos. I researched quite a bit online and scanned countless packing lists on different RTW blogs. Many bloggers seemed to love Chacos, but several blogs were more than a year old. The more recent travelers seemed to be rocking Birkenstocks.
Of course, I prefer to be in the ‘now’, and given that both brands seemed to be awesome, the Birkenstock made it to the top of the list. Luckily, I knew exactly where to go. Recently, a Birkenstock store opened in town, so I drove over…armed with my debit card. The sales clerks at the store were pleasant and helpful, and after less than 15 minutes, I walked out with a brand new pair of black birkis. My first major purchase for the trip, and it set me back by USD $100. Antigua, is not a cheap place to live!
I took my shoes out on a test run, and I love them! They are beyond comfortable and sturdy, and pretty good looking on my feet. I just know that we’ll become best of friends over the 4 weeks of traveling. What type of shoes do you love to travel in?