This is part of my series of what I packed to go to Amsterdam for 10 days.
The weather is very unpredictable which makes packing a huge pain in the butt. Basically you need to be ready for cool, rainy, hot, humid, windy weather.
I put this outfit together thinking it would work for a cooler day topped with a jacket.
The silver brogues that I absolutely love proved to be a problem. I wore them for a few hours and they started to bother my feet. Without socks it was highly likely I was going to get a blister should I try to walk in them for 8 hours.
The fastest way to ruin a perfectly good vacation is to walk around in ill fitting shoes.
Therefore, the outfit was rejected.
This is why I always try on all of the pieces I'm going to wear before I go away. Sometimes your body changes and or your personal tastes change.
Sometimes your feet are fussy.
I'm crossing my fingers my other footwear choices don't cause any issues. They shouldn't though since I've worn all of them for long periods previously. I don't take new shoes with me when I go on vacation. That is just asking for problems.
Do have any tried and true method of ensuring all of your travel footwear are perfect?