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Around the same time I was on the lookout for the perfect travel backpack I was also hunting for the perfect travel shoes.
I had some pretty specifications specifications I needed met:
Comfortable enough to walk around a city for a full day and then again the next day
Nice enough to wear with a dress to dinner or a bar
Not too fancy for everyday use
Appropriate to teach in
A small heel
An open toe
Off I went to Zappos to order and return a plethora of shoes. Too big. Too narrow. Too grandmay. Too fancy. Too uncomfortable. If I said I tried 100 pairs of shoes I might not be exaggerating.
I was nearly defeated and ready to hop on my plane barefoot. But then, on a sunny May day in Montreal I wandered into a Camper store and fell in love.
My black strappy Camper shoe and I have been together since 2013.
We’ve dined and danced together. We’ve worked together. We’ve wandered and gotten lost on cobble stone streets together. We’ve travelled Europe, Asia, and Australia.
The Campers I ended up with are about a 3 inch tall wedge and are as comfortable as can be. They’ve been nothing but kind to my toes and we’ve spent full days together and even then I was happy to spend the next together too.
Sadly, I don’t see our relationship lasting much longer. The past four years have worn on my trusty Campers but they’ve done well. They’ve held up to my rough and tumble lifestyle. They’ve been through monsoons in Vietnam and beer coated covered clubs in Australia. They’re a hearty pair.
And when we do have to say our goodbyes I know just where to go to keep my happy feet.
The perfect travel shoes: Camper
Sadly my specific shoe is no longer offered by Camper but I’ve selected a few similar styles for your viewing pleasure: