From airplane aisles and airport terminals to hotel lobbies and downtown sidewalks, flight attendants spend a lot of time on their feet. During my last few months as a flight attendant, I wore a pedometer and logged over 10,000 steps while I worked a single Los Angeles to New York flight. It’s almost unbelievable to imagine all of those steps taking place, Hoka One One back and forth, on one, narrow aisle. As a result, we are always on the lookout for durable, supportive shoes that will keep us going after all those steps—and look good on a layover. So as we all begin to set out on the trips we’ve put off for the past two years, I asked a group of current crew members to strut down a different kind of runway and tell me what they’re packing and wearing to work, exercise, and explore. The result? Foolproof recommendations to consult the next time you’re shopping for a comfortable pair of walking shoes.
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