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.
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.
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.
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.
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!)