Here at Stan’s, we’re very familiar with traveling. Every year we travel the world to find the best footwear brands and bring them right to our family-owned store. This means we really live and breath the traveler’s lifestyle. Whether you’re going on vacation, headed somewhere for work or a little bit of both; here’s your go-to traveler’s shoe guide.


Laying by the beach and drinking mai tais sounds great, but how are you getting from the waterside to dinner? You need to pack styles that stand out and keep you inspired by your surroundings while on vacation. Your go-to brands are going to be Spring Step for their bright colors and unique styles, Birkenstock for their classic comfort reputation and Vionic flip flops because they’re easy to grab and beautiful to look at. If you need some inspiration, check out Olukai’s brand story and shop their tropical-inspired styles.


Are you hiking, running, and testing your endurance while you get away from your everyday routine? Make sure to pack your favorite insoles and invest in shoes that will take you the distance. There’s no more important task when packing for your adventure than what you keep on your feet. Try Keen for the whole family for long hikes, Sockwell for moisture-wicking security or Hoka for long stints on the pavement.


Walking the streets of New York or exploring a new city in Europe can wreak havoc on your feet. Making sure you have shoes that support specific pressure points so you don’t have to sit down will make long days more fun. Check out ECCO for the trendy colors you want and shock-absorption technology you need or Sorel for support during those extra miles.


Perhaps this vacation is taking you to through vineyards, castles and dinner parties. You’ll want to pack sufficiently and make sure your footwear can keep up with planned events throughout the week will throw your way. This can be challenging, but luckily you have Vionic for the supportive inserts in every shoe, Naot for their quality materials and beautiful colored styles and Pikolinos to show off beautiful craftmanship in each style.


Oh, the weekly work trip. We get it, you’ve been here before and could travel to your destination with your eyes closed. Packing is easy, in fact, you may pack the same thing you did last week. Add some excitement to your everyday routine, and plan for a fun night out with Florsheim that supports your whole foot from ankle to ball or Dansko for their perfect mix of classic and trend.

Whether you’re hitting the road or relaxing on your next trip, make sure to come into any of our Milwaukee locations to get your feet measured and fit. This way, you know you’ll walk away with the perfect shoes for you and your trip will be a breeze!

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