Best Shoes for Festival Season 2024

Best Shoes for Festival Season 2024
Patricia Yao

Festival season is finally here! You're probably busy planning who you want to see, booking plane tickets and hotels, and putting together the perfect outfits that balance style and comfort for those fun-filled weekends. Whether you're going all out with your festival look or keeping it more relaxed, choosing the right footwear is one of the most important decisions to make, especially with all the walking and dancing in store. The last thing you want is sore feet, blisters, or injury ruining your experience. 

We came up with a list of the best festival shoes so you can focus on dancing all day and night without the dreaded limp home. Whatever your festival style looks like, we have the perfect shoes for you! But first, a quick disclaimer: even the best and most comfortable shoes need to be broken in – don’t wait to wear them until Day One, make sure you’ve taken these for a test run before heading out. 


First up, we have the IT Girl of summer sandals. A favorite of celebrities and influencers, this chunky sandal is an obvious pick for Festival Season 2024. It comes in a variety of colors so the only question is, which color will you pick?


This platform version of the classic Arizona is another great option – you get the look of a Birkenstock (and the comfort) but with a little extra height. These shoes work for men or women, with maximum walking comfort and a high-quality, soft natural leather upper. 


Going more classic and casual? You can’t go wrong with the timeless Madrid sandal. These are especially comfortable if you’ve worn them enough to get the cork footbed to mold to your shape – it’s like walking on a pair of shoes made just for you! 


For a more secure, “these definitely won’t fall off your feet while you’re jumping around to your favorite song” kind of shoe, a lightweight water sandal is the way to go. This casual, sporty sandal is a festival favorite every year for a reason. 


If you want something a bit fancier, we recommend a comfortable and sleek wedge. These are perfect for a jazz concert or mellow festival, with a slight heel to help you see above the crowd. They’re the perfect wedge, with enough arch support that you’ll almost forget you’re wearing heels. 



Of course, there’s always the chance of bad weather, so maybe a sandal isn’t for you. The Transport is a comfortable hybrid shoe that can withstand the elements, or try out the Bondi 8 if you need a little extra support and cushioning for standing all day and dancing all night. 



The 585 is a classic Chelsea Boot that’s lightweight and comfortable, with great shock absorption for those upbeat tunes. You don’t have to worry about mud, rain, or stepped-on toes with these adorable boots.


Finally, a great combat boot with just a little extra personality. They’re the perfect intersection of edgy and feminine, so they’ll go with any outfit. Trudge through any weather, look great doing it, and never have to worry about missing your favorite artist. 

Oh, and we have to give honorable mention to the UGG Venture Daze. If you really want to make a fashion statement!

So, there you have it. Gear up for festival season with our favorite shoes that’ll keep you comfortable and enjoying yourself wherever your days or nights take you.

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