How to Pack Shoes For Travel – Simple Packing Hacks

Shoes can take up valuable space and add quite a bit of weight to your luggage – especially when it comes to men’s shoes. Shoes were always our biggest dilemma when we traveled full time.

However, with some smart packing techniques, you can maximize space and minimize the weight of your bag while ensuring your shoes and clothes remain in great shape.

How Many Pairs of Shoes Should You Take?

A good pair of sneakers, sandals, and comfortable flats are usually enough for your travel footwear wardrobe.

Clean Your Shoes Before Packing Them

It might sound obvious, but starting with clean shoes makes sense. You can use a multitude of cleaning methods, from simple shoe sanitizer sprays to portable travel UV light sanitizer.

Use Shoe Bags to Keep Shoes Separate from your Clothing

The other logic behind shoe bags is keeping them all in one place and limiting the suitcase real estate your shoes need.

Wear Bulky and Heavy Shoes on Travel Days

Your bulkiest shoes will typically be boots or sneakers, which can be the most comfortable for lugging luggage through an airport.

Distribute Shoes Between Checked and Carry on Luggage

-You won’t overpack your checked luggage and break the weight limits, saving fees. -If your checked luggage is lost, you’ll have a spare pair of shoes.

Stuff Shoes to Maintain Their Shape and Save Space

Stuffing shoes with socks or underwear can help them maintain their shape and save you some space.

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