When it comes to innovation in shoe manufacturing, it often seems that we have seen everything there is to see. But Tropic’s Ultimate Travel Shoe is among the interesting choices when it comes to true versatility. Combining the versatility of a casual shoe with the freedom of a sports shoe, it can be the only pair of shoes you take with you while traveling. Read on for our complete review of the Tropic Ultimate Travel Shoe.
The shoe aims to offer traction on all types of surfaces. The durability of the outsole is thus a topic which is often debated. But with durable rubber, Tropic handles the terrains in the city with its slippery and flat surfaces and the trails out in nature. Its durability is thus one of the main strengths of the shoe and it represents
The midsole of the shoes is thin and it is made for proper comfort but with the much-needed flexibility and torsion. With a footbed which is removable, you can even fit your own orthotics if you have low arches. But for most people, the shoes offer a comfortable design with a lightweight supportive feel. With the help of the Agion treatment, they are also made for proper anti-odor control, which is important when wearing them for the entire day while traveling.
The upper of the shoes looks modern. But apart from its aesthetic design, the upper is made with 3D mesh for added breathability. Even more, it comes with a choice of lacing which includes elastic lacing. This gives you more lockdown freedom. With an added back heel pull-tab, they are quick to fit as well.
Up to this moment, the shoes are actually similar to other designs on the market. But there are a few unique characteristics which are worth noting. Water-resistance is among them. You can take them swimming or you can wear them while crossing rivers without having to worry that you are going to slip on the rocks in the water. This means that you can also wash them in the washing machine. The durable materials can be used with washing programs of up to 30 degrees Celsius.
Another important aspect of the shoes comes with quick-drying abilities. If you are a frequent traveler, you probably were in the situation where you got your shoes wet and when you had to wait for them to dry. The Tropic shoes come with the 3D mesh technology which means they will dry quickly when out of the water. It also gives them a certain freedom which is hard to match by other shoes as you can wear them with or without socks.
When your outdoor adventure is over, you can go for a walk in the city wearing the shoes. With good flexibility, they can be used for other activities such as dancing or cycling through the street of the cities you are visiting.
Luggage space is another problem while traveling. Since you have to pay more to get exyta luggage on the plane, the space is often limited to the clothing and shoes you can bring with you. This is where the Tropic shoes can replace all the shoes you would normally take with you as they can be used both in formal and active occasions. Since they are lightweight, they can also go in your luggage if you plan to use them once you get to your destination only.
The shoes were designed and funded on Indiegogo and they quickly became a popular choice for travelers. The manufacturer also did a good job at listening to what travelers actually want. This is why there have been some great steps taken towards perfecting them. One of the areas which saw an immediate response from the manufacturer was with the color options of the shoes which are now available for both men and women. At a weight of just 7oz, the shoes replace your sneakers, aqua shoes, sports shoes and hiking shoes offering a comfortable 4-in-1 design.
- 4-in-1 design made for travel
- Quick to dry 3D mesh upper
- Available with elastic lacing
- Made in different colors
- Durable rubber outsole for all surfaces
- Made with a removable footbed
- Treated against odors
- Not made for cold weather