When it comes to packing for a vacation, there’s no such thing as having too many options—that is, until you can’t maneuver your own suitcase. Pro tip: Start by ditching some of those heavy, space-stealing shoes. We’ve narrowed it down to the only shoes you really need for a beach getaway (read: leave your stilettos at home). No matter what you have planned, these versatile pairs have you covered, sans additional carry-on fees.
Saffron Ankle Wrap Sandal
Neutral, embellished sandals pair perfectly with almost everything. Wear them with cutoffs and a peasant top for sightseeing or a printed maxi dress and statement earrings for dinner.
FS Lite Run 2
Whether you decide to skip your daily workout while on vacay or not, a chic sneaker is essential for walks on the beach or an adventurous day trip.
Ellery Slip-On Sandals
Bring along a pair of water-friendly slide sandals with a rubber sole. That way, you won't run the risk of slipping or destroying them if you're hanging poolside or near the ocean.
Nude Suede Wedge Espadrilles
Instead of packing an uncomfortable high-heel sandal, opt for an espadrille wedge. The style is comfortable and appropriate for any terrain. (Just say no to heels stuck in the grass!)