Patagonia has a new line of shoes out – and one of them is by and far the best lightweight travel shoe I’ve ever come across. The Patagonia Women’s Advocate MJ is a slip on shoe (that has a elastic strap so it doesn’t slip off), and thanks to Patagonia I’ve been testing a pair out for the last month.
Best Lightweight Slip On Shoes Patagonia Advocate
Here’s what I like about the shoes:
They are Super Lightweight Shoes (and are Exceptionally Comfortable)
The Women’s Advocate MJ is definitely the lightest shoe I’ve ever owned. The shoe is made of microfiber which not only makes it comfortable and breathable, but unbelievably lightweight. It almost feels as though I’m not wearing any shoes at all. But, they aren’t so thin that they are uncomfortable. There is built in arch-support.
These aren’t just your typical flat shoes. Instead they are well constructed — there is both padding and support. I’m not sure how they are so lightweight given how supportive they are. The Advocate MJ shoes are great for throwing in your suitcase as they won’t add any extra weight.
They are Slip On – but don’t Slip Off
I have very narrow heels, and most slip-on shoes slip off my feet and I can’t wear them. However, the Advocate MJ has an elastic strap across the top that holds your foot comfortably in place. I’ve tried a lot of slip-on shoes and these are the first I can say won’t slip off if I’m walking fast or jogging to get somewhere in a hurry. They just stay on my feet. Plus, because they don’t tie or require any extra work to strap on, you can slip on the shoes without bending down – perfect for when I’m carrying a bag or my son in my arms.
The MJ is made from Recyclable Materials
Patagonia is a sustainable company – and their shoes are no exception. The various components of the shoe are made from recycled material (from 15-50% recycled depending the on the part.) They are vegan shoes. Finally, the shoes are part of 1% for the Planet, which means that 1% of sales go to environmental programs around the world.
They are Cute
I got a pair of the shoes in black as I tend to use a black color scheme when packing. (Choosing a color scheme is one my favorite tips for packing less.) They are quite cute and look great with jeans, khakis, and shorts.
They are Perfect Travel Shoes
Because the shoes are lightweight, supportive, and have great traction, I wouldn’t hesitate to pack them for any trip where I need a casual shoes for walking around all day or light hiking.
Honestly, I love these shoes. The only downside that I can think of is that they are a little pricey (you can buy them on Amazon). That said, because they are so versatile, comfortable, and well constructed, I’m even considering buying them in another color.
The Patagonia Advocate MJ is an awesome shoe. It’s lightweight, comfortable, cute, and easy to put on. I would highly recommend them. If you’re wondering about size, I wear a size 9 in most shoes (9.5 in Nike and Asics running shoes for comparison) and a size 9 of the Advocate MJs fit me perfectly.