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Jun 25, 2013

Famous Footwear: Relief for Vacation Feet!

When I packed for Chicago recently, I made one grave mistake…I packed shoes with fashion in mind more than comfort.  When I returned to Texas, my dogs were barking!  I am the first to admit that you can find shoes which fulfill both needs…fashion and comfort.  I just did not take that into consideration when packing.    FAMOUS FOOTWEAR, a leading footwear retailer with over 1,000 stores nation-wide plus a large stock at Famous.com, carries all of my favorite beautiful-comfort brands such as boc (Born Concept), Aerosoles, Dr. Scholls, Lifestride, and Naturalizer.
Famous Footwear recently sent me the beautiful CHAMPAGNE LEATHER SANDALS BY b.o.c BY BORN I am wearing in the picture above (so wish I had had them in Chicago) and also sent along these thoughts for vacation footwear:

"For starters, when packing for yourself and the rest of the family, think about practicality and efficiency. This helps you look great without a ton of luggage!
If you’re planning a vacation, you’ll want to consider bringing one pair of vacation shoes in each of these categories:

- Sneakers for hiking, biking or heavy walking days
- Flip-flops for the beach or pool
- Versatile flats for shopping and sightseeing
- Dressy shoes which are still comfortable

When thinking about all family members:
-boys can get away with fewer pairs of shoes — perhaps just sneakers and flip-flops, depending on if your evenings will be dressy or not
-Men and girls can sometimes consolidate the last two categories into one"

 This helped me…I will prepare better next time…especially if visiting a city like Chicago where heavy walking is required.    Check out their summer line HERE.

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!


  1. the Born brand is so comfy and they can be very stylish

  2. I wear my Easy Spirit shoes everywhere when I travel. Most comfortable walking shoes ever.

  3. PS) I pay $85 a pair and they are worth every penny.

  4. For summertime travel I always wear my Birkenstocks. They are opened toed to they let my feet breath, super comfy, and now come in some great styles.

  5. I made the same mistake in New York last year, took a pair of hi-tops that weren't very supportive & after pounding the streets for days on end my feet were killing me.

  6. Also try Dansko and Beautifeel Shoes - my mainstays.

  7. I LOVE LOVE my crocs (not those ugly chunky ones)!

  8. OOOO--these are some super cute shoes--i need to check them out!!

  9. Love these Pam!
    Some of the comfort brands have become very chic & stylish and so no need to always buy couture!

    Giveaway by The Enchanted Home

  10. Great sandals Pam.

  11. Hi Pam,
    I found you over at Katherine's Corner Linky Party. I love Goodwill and half my home is decorated with items from that amazing store as pieces in my closet. I am now following your blog. If you get a moment - take a peek at my blog-
    Deliciously Inspired - www.deliciouslyinspired.com Good job on those squats :)


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