Footwear for Healthy, Happy Travel Feet
by Kathy Witt
Trudging through one airport terminal after another can really wear feet down. To keep them going the extra mile and more, try this footwear, designed to give feet a big dose of happy and healthy.
Ball glove leather fashions boots
The secret to foot-friendly Hari Mari’s Men’s Nokona Adobe Desert Boots ($200) is their dual-density memory foam inserts. Ahh. These boots were made for walking with superior, all-day comfort. Additionally, the boots have a DiamondTread molded rubber and crepe-textured outsole for all-terrain grip and traction and inside, a premium pig leather lining that coddles and cushions the foot.
Made with Nokona baseball glove leather, the water-resistant boots feature the iconic Nokona Chief logo on the heel. They are finished with tonal welt stitching and leather cord laces. Color choices are stout and rye.
Travelers will feel good in them and about them: Hari Mari is committed to its recycling program and the use of sustainable and renewable materials and donates a percentage of all sales to children battling cancer through its Flops Fighting Cancer program.
Substance and lots of style
When your feet are called upon to be both active and adorable, Arcopedico’s Leta ($130) brings all-around comfort in a super cute sneaker for women. Featuring elastic laces for easy slip-on/slip-off wear, the shoes have Arcopedico’s twin-arch support to keep feet well supported all day. A “barefoot” (Lytech) upper is soft, lightweight and breathable, but best of all, it doesn’t pinch or bind your feet.
The shoes are made to go the distance, through endless airport terminals, on day-long walking adventures and from day to evening pavement pounding. Like all Arcopedico shoes, Leta weighs less than a pound and can be folded and crushed into a suitcase, taking up very little real estate. The machine-washable sneakers are breathable for added comfort for the feet. They come in taupe or white arroyos, with a pastel color pattern adding sparkle.
Here is a buttery-soft sock that swaddles feet in cushy cotton comfort: SilverSpun Socks are spun with pure silver, making them naturally antimicrobial (goodbye, germs!) and antibacterial (hello, odor-free peds!). Pure silver has lots of benefits, including promoting healthy skin and helping the body with internal heat regulation and circulation.
The made-in-America socks feature yarn grown and spun in the USA and silver produced in the USA. Ideal for travel, the socks are machine washable and dryable but, because of the silver, can go longer between washings. For travelers, this means less to pack. And in chilly airplane cabins, the socks are worth their weight in gold – oops, silver – because they feel and fit like compression socks, keeping feet warm and snug and healthy.
Available in sizes small, medium and large for men and women, SilverSpun Socks are available in gray and natural colors and in two styles: footie ($28) and crew ($36).
Made of the same premium buttery soft leather as the iconic Nokona ball glove, Hari Mari’s Men’s Nokona Adobe Desert Boots perfectly marry fashion and function.
Photo: Hari Mari
Arcopedico’s Leta sneaker gives travelers a lightweight, comfortable and really cute footwear option.
Every stitch of SilverSpun Socks kills germs, promotes healthy skin and keeps wearers warm
Photo: Eun Creative