Under $100: Travel Flats from Cole Haan, UGG, Camper and More!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The summer travel season is upon us. Do you have all of your summer travel staples ready to go? If you’re lacking in the travel flats department, read on.

What makes a good travel flat? It’s pretty simple. This shoe must be easy to slip on and off for airport security, comfortable enough for a long-haul flight, and stylish enough to incorporate into your daily wardrobe once you arrive at your destination. That’s not too much to ask, right?

Oh, and wouldn’t it be great if it was on sale? Done and done. We’ve rounded up five smart travel flats that fulfill all of the above. Check them out…

These Cole Haan flats are perfect for an urban adventure where you will be doing a lot of walking. The flexible leather upper is rimmed in stretchy elastic and supported by a manmade sole with lots of traction. The sporty perforated leather style is right on point for spring and summer, and it’s available in four colors that are easy to mix-and-match with a capsule wardrobe. Pretty much perfect.

Cole Haan Gilmore MJ Ballet Flat

→ Buy the Cole Haan Gilmore MJ Ballet Flat, $85.99 (was $138.00), at 6pm.com; shipping is free.

I love a red shoe. I think people underestimate how red can work as a neutral in a well-planned travel wardrobe. The wide elastic band will keep this snappy shoe from slipping, plus the uniquely European Camper look won’t scream “tourist” in overseas locales.

Camper Right Nina Flat

→ Buy the Camper Right Nina Flat, $81.99 (was $135.00), at 6pm.com; shipping is free.

These Coach driving mocs, available in papaya and black colors, will be great for road trips and long weekends in the country. They are a smart update on a classic posh-preppy look.

Coach Vernon Flat

→ Buy the Coach Vernon Flat, $99.00 (was $168.00), at 6pm.com; shipping is free.

I can’t resist a second Coach find. These flex-soled metallic ballet flats are so much fun, and will look great with everything from cropped jeans to dressier trousers.

Coach Dalia Flats

→ Buy the Coach Dalia Flats, $92.99 (was $138.00), at 6pm.com; shipping is free.

A studded leather smoking slipper is a fresh choice for a travel flat that is sure to set you apart from your fellow travelers. But, unlike so many funky flats, you can trust that this option will be comfy. I mean, have you ever met an UGG shoe that wasn’t? This slipper is available in five colors, including both leather and suede options.

UGG Alloway Studded Flat

→ Buy the UGG Alloway Studded Flat, $89.90 (was $140.00), at 6pm.com; shipping is free.