In today’s world of unending meetings, tight schedules and deadlines, one often forgets that it is just as important to take time off for oneself, as it is to give one’s heart and soul to the workplace. More and more organizations are realizing the importance of leisure for the well being of the employee and are making it mandatory to take a vacation. This concept is, of course, commonplace in the West but is now picking up in India as well.
- There are several ways to unwind during a holiday –
some prefer to laze about at home, watching TV and eating good food, while others are restless and bitten by the travel bug. The latter is a fast-growing club as more and more people are enticed to travel to exotic locations to chill out and enjoy themselves. With a spurt in knowledge from social media about great destinations, higher disposable incomes, faster and more convenient modes of transportation and lodging and a new found thirst for adventure, thousands of people find themselves eager to get away from their mundane lives and go and visit places they have probably only read about.
As exciting as they may be, travelling to new and undiscovered places needs a bit a careful preparation. One has to be prepared for cold climates, or trekking through mountainous terrains, or lazing on warm, sandy beaches with a magnificent view of a never-ending ocean. Be it anywhere that you go, it is very important to ensure that you have the right footwear for the right occasion. Failing to pack the right shoes can ruin a wonderful holiday.
For example, if you plan to go backpacking through forests or lovely mountain trail, you should be aware that you will be spending a lot of time walking on muddy, uneven paths or stony uphill tracks. In such situations, you should ideally be wearing strong, comfortable shoes or boots with a good grip to prevent slipping or hurting your feet on thorns and rough stones.
You can check out the wide range of footwear from Lakhani Shoes’ Touch Outdoor Camel collection, which have been specially designed for rough terrains. For a day at the beach you need light, waterproof slippers or sandals, which can be easily washed. Lakhani’s wide range of colourful Hawai slippers makes for ideal beachwear and can be fashionably paired with your seaside outfits. Of course, if you wish to go for a long walk on the beach with the cool waves lapping gently at your feet, you would prefer to walk barefoot – just carry your slippers! If you are, instead, planning to stick to cities, exploring local bazaars or sampling street food and visiting museums, temples, or historical sites, you will probably be spending long hours on your feet.
Depending on the weather conditions, you can wear almost anything from comfortable lightweight canvas shoes, to low-heeled slippers, which will not put too much strain on your heels, ankles, or the soles of your feet. So take care of your feet and they’ll make sure you have a great time!