It’s those shoes

Maybe men don’t have this problem but I am going to bet that a lot of women do.  How to take less shoes with you on holiday because you know they take up the most space in your luggage.  Now in the case of short people like me you just have to take a couple of pairs of heeled shoes – and they take up a fair bit of space.  Then you need walking shoes because you have to have something comfortable for all those steps and cobbled stoned streets.  Add to that the running shoes in case you manage to get in a run on your trip.  You cannot run in Sketchers.  If you are a runner you know what I am talking about.  For the non-runners I won’t bore you with tales of pronating and other running talk.  Suffice it to say that if you are planning to run outside or on the treadmill you definitely need your running shoes.  And if your running shoes look like my running shoes you don’t want to use them as casual shoes because they are ugly.

Honestly – my shoes have holes – really!

Then you need sandals – because it is going to be hot and it would look weird to wear high heels on the beach …. or maybe not


And heaven forbid they don’t match your outfit or colour scheme –
shoes matching

These shoes are starting to make quite the pile.  When I checked on my husband’s shoe plans he nonchalantly shrugged and said – “running shoes and sandals, that’s all”.

I wonder if anyone will ever invent a running shoe with a detachable heel that could transform in seconds into a trendy high heel shoe for evening wear?  Maybe with some crowd funding…. you never know.

Well what do you think … someone else is on it.  Not exactly a running shoe to high heel but pretty amazing really ….


By Lesley Keyter

Lesley Keyter is the face of travel in the fast growing city of Calgary. Every week since 1997 she has has featured live on the Morning News Global TV.


  1. Shoes are the bane of any woman’s suitcase. I blame the patriarchy LOL! Men can get away with a pair of loafers for an entire trip. Such a pet peeve of mine every time I have to pack. I’ve narrowed it down to a nice pair of walking shoes and comfy sandals. And if you’re hostelling like me…a dollar store pair of flip flops for the shower, that I leave behind at the end of the trip. 🙂


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