Zip Past Security In Style With These Airport Friendly Shoes

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For most of us, the airport is one place where we have to put our love for fashion aside. Even if you look bomb in your favorite jacket and skinny jeans, those stiletto lace-up boots you normally love to rock with them are definitely not TSA friendly.

Before you resign yourself to a hideous pair of crocs however, there's hope. We'll share with you the trendiest shoes in all our favorite styles so you can hit the Airport Lounge looking like a celebrity, while still getting through those long lines and security checkpoints smoothly.


These eco-friendly shoes are the hottest trend going on right now. You may have seen them adorning the feet of your favorite celebrity, or even making an appearance in your best friend's swimsuit photos. These versatile shoes are super comfortable and great to wear almost anywhere, which is why they make a perfect choice for the airport.

ASOS DESIGN Julie Snake Flatform Espadrilles

Saint Laurent Red Python Embossed Leather Espadrille

Rene Caovilla Espadrille Flat

Espadrilles are easy to slide in and out of, making them the perfect shoe for getting through security gracefully. Best of all, they're super comfortable for walking and standing in. Match them with capris and a flashy top, or a summery dress.

Slip on sneakers

When you're traveling, it makes sense to choose practical shoes over pretty ones. Sneakers are very comfortable, but they're not always practical for getting in and out of. The solution? Slip on sneakers. No more laces, and they're often nicer looking than their traditional counterparts.

Dr Scholls Madison Slip On Sneaker

Naturalizer Marianne Slip-on Sneaker

APL TechLoom Bliss Knit Running Shoe

A great pair of kicks can make the difference between feeling great about your outfit, and just making do. Slip on sneakers are cute, trendy, and go well with all your casual outfits. Pair them with a bomber jacket and a baseball cap for a casual but sporty look, or throw on a big pair of sunnies like your favorite celebrity.

Chelsea boots

Boots are the perfect fashion for fall and winter, but lacing and zipping them can be difficult when you have to get through security. Chelsea boots use a stretchy elastic panel to make getting them on and off a breeze. Pair them with jeans or leggings tucked into the boot to help lengthen your look. Complete the look with a chunky jacket or a large poncho, These are a great choice for men too. A business casual blue suit with dark brown or black boots look amazing.

Teva Women’s Ellery Chelsea Boot

Madewell The Ainsley Chelsea Boot

Dr. Martens Flora Boots


Heels can be an uncomfortable choice for cramped airplanes and long lines, but if you're a power woman on a business flight, they're an absolute must. The trick is to choose low heels and uncomplicated straps so you can ease in and out of them when you need to. Heels bring confidence to your business suit, and make you look crisp and professional, even when you're on a red-eye flight.

'Aliz' Slingback Pump

Everlane The Day Heel

Nicki Pointed Toe Kitten Heel Pump


Sandals are the classic airport shoe, but they don't have to drag your outfit down. Don't be that person wearing flip-flops to make travel easier, instead upgrade your look with a pair of dressy sandals. You can pull these off by adding a fun and flirty blouse, or try prints to liven it up a little. Just remember to go easy on the accessories, after all you'll have to take them all off to get through security.

Madewell Boardwalk Post Slide Sandal

Vince Padmore raffia-trimmed suede slides

ATP Atelier Rosa cutout snake-effect leather sandals

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