Cue that happy dance — it’s vacation time, baby! But before you’re up in the air and headed to the destination of your choice, there’s just one thing standing in the way: airport security. Between the crowds, the bins, and everyone stripping off their layers, the last thing you want is to be held up untying — then walking around barefoot and retying — your shoes. It’s smart to plan ahead, making sure you wear something that can easily be slipped off and on, thus saving you the awkward struggle once you’re through the scanners.
Ahead you’ll find five footwear options that aren’t just practical for before, during, and after your flight, but also elevated enough to rock throughout your trip. Take a peek at our picks ahead, then check out some travel tips we’ve learned from our favorite fashion bloggers.