Finding the perfect shoe to travel in isn’t always easy. They need to be comfortable (natch!), stylish and versatile. And a shoe that slips on and off easily is also a prerequisite for me. Since removing your shoes is an imperative when you’re going through security, I hate holding up the line, fighting with laces, buckles and zippers.

I love these simple, stylish ballet flats from OKA b. I have the ‘Taylor’ model in camel (although they do have a model named ‘Natalie’; maybe I should have gotten those!) and they’re one of the best shoes I’ve found to travel in. These shoes are flexible and oh-so-comfortable, probably because they feature an ergonomic footbed enhanced with massage beads, which cushion your feet as you walk. They’re easy to slip in and out of easy to clean – you can easily wipe them clean when you’re in a hurry, but can you believe they’re machine washable as well?

Available in a variety of styles and colours like Licorice, Cranberry, Hot Chocolate, Jade, Popsicle Pink, Fuchsia, Camel and Cherry, and priced at just $45, they’re your perfect travel companion. And … they come packaged in a delightful gift box, making them that much sweeter! For more information, visit

What’s your favourite shoe to travel in?

5 Comments on travel essential: OKA b. ballet flats

  1. Julia
    May 7, 2012 at 1:04 pm (12 years ago)

    Wow, those are cute! Is there somewhere in Toronto where they are available?

    • trendytravelista
      May 27, 2012 at 11:01 am (12 years ago)

      Hi Julia – I haven’t found them anywhere in Toronto but I did just order two more pairs online from and the shipping was inexpensive. I now have three pairs but they’re so comfy and I wanted to stock up just in case they ever discontinue the model that I like! The ones I have are just $45 a pair and if you register on their site, they also let you know when they have sales. I definitely recommend them!

  2. Dinielle
    August 13, 2012 at 9:14 am (12 years ago)

    Thank you for steering me to these! I’ve been searching and searching for a great travel flat. So many are soooo UGLY! looked at crocs but these are much more elegant. I’m starting with Dove, but I want to collect them all. They’re delivered today and I’m so excited!

    • trendytravelista
      August 14, 2012 at 3:51 pm (12 years ago)

      Hope you love them as much as I do! I have three colours now because they’re just so comfortable! 🙂


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