What you pack will depend on where you’re going but one thing all city breaks have in common is lots of walking! It’s important that whatever size 12 shoes you choose will keep you comfy and blister-free.


A trainer-type shoe with lots of support is always a good bet. Try to find a style that is shock-absorbing. Not only will it protect your knee and ankle joints when you’re on the move, but it will also stop you from tiring so quickly so you’ll be able to walk for longer and cover more ground.


Merrell All Out Blaze Ventilator GORE-TEX®


Merrell All Out Blaze Ventilator GORE-TEX®


If it’s likely to be wet, then the most obvious solution is a waterproof style. A waterproof shoe might be better than a boot as it won’t be as heavy or take up so much room in your suitcase. Look for a style with a sole that offers good grip underfoot. And make sure the shoe is 100% waterproof and not just water-resistant otherwise you could end up with soggy feet!


Keen Targhee II


Keen Targhee II


If you’re heading for the heat, you might feel more comfortable in a pair of sturdy sandals. A cushioned footbed is always a good idea and you might also want to opt for a style which has a stretchy lining that flexes with your foot.


Columbia Monterosso II


Columbia Monterosso II


Don’t forget to pack some comfy socks. Look for styles which feature a moisture control system so your feet stay warm, dry and blister-free on all your adventures.


Wigwam Cool-Lite Hiker Pro Crew Sock


Wigwam Cool-Lite Hiker Pro Crew Sock

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