Finding Outdoor Shoes and Gear in Stockholm, Sweden (Sverige)

Finding Outdoor Shoes and Gear in Stockholm, Sweden (Sverige) |

For anyone who has struggled to find outdoor shoes or gear in Stockholm, Sweden, please know you are not alone.  Fortunately, there's an easy solution.

While spending a month in Stockholm—surviving an unprecedented and surprise heatwave—my lightweight, breathable (mesh) shoes were quickly no longer endurable.  My toes refused to be enclosed any longer (I was dying from the heat).

Since I like one pair of shoes to tackle multiple chores, I knew Chaco sandals could rescue me.  They're the sandal I love the most, and I needed a guaranteed solution.

(I love that Chaco's can handle sidewalks and hiking trails; their thin double straps have a feminine look; the right style/color is adorable with shorts, pants, skirts, or dresses; they make vegan-friendly sandals; I can clean them in a front loading washer.)

Thankfully, after a prolonged internet search, I found Naturkompaniet—a beautiful store catering to Sweden's passion for the outdoors and for ekologisk responsibility.  Naturkompaniet was also, literally, the only store in Stockholm that had Chaco sandals at all (and just a few were left).


Finding Outdoor Shoes and Gear in Stockholm, Sweden (Sverige) |

One size smaller than I normally wear, they have done just fine.

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