I’ve always had a soft spot for shoes. But as any traveler will tell you, when it comes to packing light, shoes are not your friend. So, any footwear that’s going in my bag not only has to look and feel good, but it also has to go the distance, anywhere in the world. 

I chose these Sanita sandals because I thought they’d be a cute and comfy way to add a little punch of color to my tried-and-true travel classics. 

Now that I’ve been wearing them non-stop for two months—ahhhh!—life is good. I love the breathable footbed, the 30% recycled outsoles, and airport-security-friendly slide-on design.

At home, or on the road, they look great with everything from skinny jeans and summer capris, to flowy skirts and casual dresses

Favorite feature: Comfort. Yes, summertime feet want to be free, but a good travel shoe still needs the comfort of a cushioned, contoured footbed, the support of a sensible heel, and a wear-resistant sole. The Sanita Nina delivers on all fronts. 

Not-so-favorite feature: When packing space is at a premium, these sandals take up more space than flip-flops, for example. But for urban style and comfort, these trump most alternatives.

Bottom line: Instant happy feet! From day one, my feet were smiling. 

Part of the Sanita Sangria Collection, the Nina is available for purchase in orange, black, and brown leather at www.SanitaClogs.com. Suggested retail price; $120. 



About Sanita Clogs Inc.

To Sanita, clogs are more than a style, more than a look. It is our cultural history. Sanita has been designing clogs for more than 100 years and offers collections known for superior comfort and timeless handcraftsmanship infused with innovative fashion and modern-day technology that never leaves you standing alone. Today, Sanita is recognized for quality product and has been awarded the “Seal of Acceptance” by the American Podiatric Medical Association. Sanita’s US headquarters are in Southern California and their clogs are available in more than 40 countries around the world. Visit www.sanitaclogs.com for more information. 


About Ellen Barone: Consumer travel expert Ellen Barone is the founder and publisher of EllenBarone.com and YourLifeIsATrip.com. Learn more here and connect on Twitter at,FacebookGoogle+ and LinkedIn.





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Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog YourLifeIsATrip.com and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".