09/27/2013 02:04 pm ET Updated Nov 27, 2013

Best Walking Shoes for Travel (PHOTOS)

Q: I need walking shoes for my upcoming Rome trip. Any suggestions? --Elena Fernandez, via e-mail

A: Despite the uneven cobblestoned streets of the Eternal City, tennis shoes are a no-no: Italian women love their stylish footwear, and you'll want to fit in. Unfortunately, finding chic yet comfortable options is easier said than done. Here, our picks for classic ballet flats, preppy loafers, and booties that will give you a leg up.

--Mimi Lombardo

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Best Walking Shoes for Travel (PHOTOS)