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The Best Shoes for Traveling in France: Fall 2023

Fall is a beautiful time to visit France. The temperature starts to get cooler, and the colors begin to change, making it a great time for outdoor activities such as hiking, exploring historical sites, and enjoying outdoor cafes.

Alternate Title: 2 awesome boots for the autumn to wear anywhere in the world!

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When it comes to packing, deciding what shoes to bring can be challenging. You want stylish shoes that match your outfit but also shoes that are comfortable. Paris demands a lot of walking and you don't want to ruin your trip with blistered feet, but even outside the City of Light, your days will be long and full and you will be surprised how many steps you get in without realizing.

Ensuring you pack the best shoes is essential. Lucky for you, I've just done a test run for fall 2023! After a week in Paris, we went to the countryside for a week in the Fontainebleau area and a week in Loire Valley.

Disclosure: This post is a sponsored collaboration with Jambu & Co. As always ALL opinions are my own.

Andi in Amboise with Jambu Glasgow
Shoes: Jambu Glasgow | Jeans: DENIZEN from Levi's Women's Mid-Rise Cropped Boyfriend Jeans | Stio Divide Shirt

My recommendations? The Jambu Giselle ankle boot and the Jambu Glasgow biker boot are hands down, the best shoes for walking in comfort and in style. I walked 10 miles a day in both these babies and not a peep from my feet! I dressed them up. I dressed them down. They went with everything I packed!

I am very excited to be partnering with Jambu for another season! We have been working together since the fall of 2018. See the list of posts at the end, you can still find many styles – their styles are timeless while still staying on top of trends – on Amazon.

Jambu Giselle Ankle Boot

The Jambu Giselle ankle boot is stylish, sophisticated, and comfortable. Made of vegan leather, it is durable and lightweight, making it perfect for traveling. The low block heel and petal-inspired perforations provide a unique look, while the rugged side buckle adds a bit of personality to your outfit.

Level 8 Suitcase and Jambu Giselle Ankle Boots near a bench
Shoes: Jambu Giselle | Suitcase: LEVEL8 Road Runner Carry-on with Laptop Pocket 20

The memory foam insoles ensure that your feet remain comfortable throughout the day, making them perfect for all-day walking.

And walking I did at the Chateau de Chantilly! Between the fabulous chateau and the 115-hectare grounds, I covered a lot of terrain and a lot of surfaces (cobblestone, marble, grass, mud, pavement…) without any issues.

Andi in front of the Chateau de Chantilly in France in Jambu Giselle
In front of the Chateau de Chantilly Shoes: Jambu Giselle | Shirt: Stio Divide Shirt | Jeans: Levi's 315 Shaping Bootcut Jeans

I got mine in Dark Brown but it is also available in Black.

Giselle Features:

  • Memory Foam insoles: foam insoles mold to the contours of your feet for a custom fit, offering soft cushioned support all day long.

Where to BUY the Giselle

Ankle boots are the perfect shoes to wear with jeans, leggings, and dresses. They look great with anything from skinny jeans and ankle-length pants to a midi skirt and a maxi skirt.

Andi in Chantilly France Wearing Jambu Giselle
In the gardens of the Chateau de Chantilly Shoes: Jambu Giselle | Shirt: Stio Divide Shirt | Jeans: Levi's 315 Shaping Bootcut Jeans

Jambu Glasgow Biker Boot

The Jambu Glasgow biker boots are perfect for those who prefer a more traditional biker look. Made of nubuck vegan leather and a chunky block heel, they are both durable and stylish. The minimal buckle design adds a touch of sophistication to the boots, making them perfect for dressier occasions.

The faux fur lining adds an extra bit of warmth that's perfect for colder days while touring the city. These boots received the American Podiatric Medical Association's seal of acceptance for promoting good foot health.

woman standing by a blue door
Shoes: Jambu Glasgow | Shirt: Stio Divide Shirt  | Pants: Stio Rivet Cords 

I got mine in Taupe but it is also available in Black. I wore them wandering around the UNESCO World Heritage town of Provins and while visiting the Chateau de Fontainebleau

Glasgow Features:

  • Memory Foam insoles: foam insoles mold to the contours of your feet for a custom fit, offering soft cushioned support all day long.
  • All Terra Traction: Non-slip and partially recycled compressed rubber outsole for superior traction and durability.
  • Water Resistant: The perfect option for when your feet need protection during inclement weather. These shoes will keep your feet warm and dry.
  • APMA Seal of Acceptance: The American Podiatrists Medical Association gave their seal of acceptance to these shoes for promoting good foot health.
Andi in Chateau de Fontainebleau in Jambu Glasgow boot
Shoes: Jambu Glasgow | Jacket: Stio Women's Skycrest Insulated Snap Shirt in Mulberry | Sweater: from Portugal (similar from Quince) | Pants: Stio Rivet Cords

Biker boots are great for creating a rocker-chic look. They can be paired with skinny jeans and leather jackets or a maxi dress and a denim jacket.

Where to BUY the Glasglow

When traveling to Paris in the fall, it's important to have shoes that can handle the unpredictable weather. With both the Giselle and Glasgow boots, you don't have to worry about sudden downpours. Both shoes are made with water-resistant materials, keeping your feet dry and comfortable even on the rainiest days.

Additionally, they're easy to pack, so you don't have to worry about having too much luggage when traveling. The boots come with their own shoe bags too, a bonus!

TIP: Invest in transitional shoes: In between summer and fall, you’ll still need shoes that can take you from the last days of summer to the first days of fall.

Packing two kinds of shoes is ideal for a trip to Paris. In addition to the boots, I recommend packing transitional shoes like a pair of comfortable sneakers or flats for the days when it is a little warmer. This ensures that you have both comfortable and stylish options for all your activities while in the city.

Andi at the Chateau Vaux Le Vicomte in Jambu GlasgowAndi in Barbizon France in Jambu Giselle Boot

TIP: Choose boots that are easy to slip on and off (or zip up and down) during airport security checks. Ankle boots are perfect for city travel, while knee-high or over-the-knee boots are ideal for cold weather.

It's important to have comfortable and stylish shoes when touring from chateau to chateau or vineyard to vineyard. I highly recommend the Jambu Giselle ankle boot and the Jambu Glasgow biker boot for their durability, comfort, and versatility. Pack these boots and a comfortable pair of sneakers, and you're sure to have a memorable trip without any complaints from your feet.

How about you? Do you have your eye on any Jambu shoes or boots this fall? Which ones? Do tell!

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Jambu shoes are an essential, daily part of my wardrobe. Check out their other styles that I own and adore (and all still available on Amazon!):

Jambu Fall 2018 | Jambu Spring 2019 | Jambu Fall 2019 | Spring 2020 | Fall 2020 | Spring 2021 | Fall 2021 | Spring 2022 | Summer 2022 | Spring 2023

Author Bio: Andi Fisher

I have been wearing Jambu shoes nearly every day since I was first introduced to them in the fall of 2018. I have been A Jambu partner since that time and have worked with them for 2 to 3 seasons a year. I believe in their fantastic, well-built shoes perfect for travel and everyday life! I personally have and have used every style I speak about!

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  1. Both good good-looking boots! Comfortable shoes are the first thing I plan when I travel. THen I plan my wardrobe around them.

  2. Pencil Leads says:

    The boots look nice and fashionable. Unfortunately I could not wear them here where I am because it is hot all year round.

  3. Looks like some great options for shoes. I just wish I could go to France someday.

  4. Having a good pair of comfortable shoes / boots are a must for me when I travel. My feet have to be very comfortable, and I must be able to slip them on and off easily. I’m loving all the boots.

  5. Beautiful Touches says:

    The ankle boots look comfortable and fashionable, I love it when function and aesthetics come together.

  6. This shoe guide for traveling in France is a lifesaver for fall 2023! Your insights on comfortable yet stylish options are so helpful. Now, I’m all set to explore France with happy feet. Thanks a million!

  7. I like those ankle boots. Awesome that they’re made of vegan leather.

  8. LavandaMIchelle says:

    As a mom planning a family trip to France, comfortable and stylish footwear is a top priority, and your recommendations are a valuable resource.

  9. Gervin Khan says:

    Love this! It looks like a vintage shoes! I want this one aahhh!

  10. Zab Zaria says:

    Your ideas for the best shoes are absolutely amazing, and I appreciate you sharing them with us.

  11. Rose Ann Sales says:

    Wow! These are all really great looking shoes that’s perfect for traveling. Thanks for sharing this with us

  12. Melissa Cushing says:

    Such great travel tips here for traveling anywhere in all honestly as comfort is key! I so need to visit Paris some day soon….and am long overdue for a vacation so I may have to just do it ad get way soon! These shoe tips are perfection and may have to get a pair for myself!