This is a great shoe for traveling when you know you are going to do some hiking or serious walking in the wet. The shoe is flexible so it packs flat, but still has a sturdy footbed and waterproof upper. The color combos and styling are fashionable too. Based on my experience with many brands of shoes including Patagonia, these Patagonia shoes run small in sizing. I wear a 7 and these were just a little too short, will return them for a 7.5.