Vacation rhymes with comfort. There are many shoes to walk free and easy in

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There are genderless models such as sneakers, hiking sandals and espadrilles, with the same shape but available in different colours and with different details. Then there are also “gendered” models for different uses. However, they must all be comfortable and cosy enough to wear for 24 hours a day and forget about having them on your feet. Here is a shortlist of those to pack.

For her, the flat wins

The slipper, strictly flat, with crossed bands or ribbons and straps around the ankle, the decorated couture espadrille, the trekking-type sandal with Velcro or buckle fastening, the sneaker with a chunky or box sole, the moccasin for an evening of rain, the mid-heel sandal for the evening. If not all of these, then choose just a few for your holiday wardrobe.

For him, a touch of colour

The classic espadrille in fabric or more refined in leather, the sandal-slipper or one with an anatomical heel, the fully white sneaker or with inserts of different colours and materials, the light, unlined moccasin as an alternative to the more classic lace-up. There is something for all tastes and in all colours. Because for men too, a touch of colour in your shoes is a distinguishing feature of this summer.