Type of shoe is a very personal choice. Two kinds of shoes always feature, with a third taken as a very popular option whether you’re backpacking or travelling in style:
Travel shoes: If you’re a backpacker you’ll have a very reliable pair of hikers. If you’re a fashion shopper, then you at least need to have shoes in which you can stand around and walk about in comfort.
Relaxation shoes: This could be a pair of flip-flops, clogs, slip-ons or têkkies (sneakers). You can wear them in showers or during river crossings to protect your feet.
Smart shoes: If you’re going out to any place where something more than casual wear is required.
Make sure that you have worn your shoes in before going on a tour. The last thing you want is a horrific blister spoiling your enjoyment.