Travel Gear Review: Naturalizer BZees Boardwalk Shoes Are Pillows for My Feet

Kickin' Back with the Lightweight and Comfortable Naturalizer BZees Boardwalk Shoesopens IMAGE file

Kickin’ Back with the Lightweight and Comfortable Naturalizer BZees Boardwalk Shoes

My feet never knew life could be so good until I slipped on a pair of opens in a new windowNaturalizer BZees Boardwalk shoes, the perfect travel shoe for my adventures.

“Those look really comfortable,” has been the most popular, unsolicited comment I’ve been receiving over the last couple of weeks in reference to snazzy sneakers.

“Ohmygoodness,” is my response, “they’re like pillows for my feet!”

When Naturalizer asked me to try their footgear, I said “sure” but didn’t expect it to be a life-altering event. With a rounded toe and adorable Mary Jane style, the Naturalizer BZees Boardwalk is lightweight and comfortable as well as practical and sturdy. If I could, I’d sleep in them.

Seriously. They’re that comfy.

The Day My Pair of Naturalizer BZees Boardwalk Arrivedopens IMAGE file

The Day My Pair of Naturalizer BZees Boardwalk Arrived

These Shoes Are Made for Walking
In order to put the Naturalizer BZees Boardwalk to the test, I slipped a pair on during a trip to Boston. They were my go-to shoe and found them practical for running through airports, hitting the pavement while exploring Boston and walking the trade show floor of a conference. I also donned them during a opens in a new window morning of volunteering at the Greater Boston Food Bank.

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Isn’t the Naturalizer BZees Boardwalk Adorable with its Mary Jane Style?

What I Like About Naturalizer BZees Boardwalk
In addition to being lightweight and soft on my feet with every step, the shoes supported my whole body. Typically, after spending a 12-hour day hoofing it over a trade show floor, my back usually hurts but it didn’t while wearing these shoes.

I knew the risk in wearing light-colored shoes – they’re prone to getting dingy. Another feature of the shoe is the upper portion is made from stretch mesh which is washable. I’ve had some mesh shoes before and I find them quite difficult to clean but luckily I found some easy methods to clean white mesh shoes so if they do get dirty, I can get them looking brand new again.

This footwear fits me like a glove and unlike breaking in new shoes, I didn’t get blisters. I’m not a shoe hound and put practicality before style. These are awesome because they’re sporty yet stylish and I wore them with jeans, capris and skirts.

Putting the Naturalizer BZees Boardwalk to the Airport Test. It's My Perfect Travel Shoe.

Putting the Naturalizer BZees Boardwalk to the Airport Test. It’s My Perfect Travel Shoe.

What I Didn’t Like About Naturalizer BZees Boardwalk
So far, the only thing I don’t like about them is the insoles tend to pop up when I take them off. They easily slide back into place.

Nuts & Bolts About Naturalizer BZees Boardwalk
Like what you’ve seen and read and need more specs? This foot wear has:

  • Stretch mesh upper in a casual Mary Jane style with a round toe
  • Faux suede overlays at the vamp
  • Adjustable instep strap with Velcro(R) closure, elasticized collar
  • Antimicrobial lining, dual Air Gel and EVA cushioning comfort system
  • Women’s anatomical last
  • Ultra lightweight, each shoe weighs less than 6 oz.
  • Traction outsole, 1 1/4 heel
  • MRSP: $59.99
  • Purchase online – opens in a new

I cannot tell you how amazingly exciting it is to finally find the perfect travel shoe. The Naturalizer Bzees Boardwalk will be part of my upcoming adventures and I’m looking forward to making memories every step of the way.


Disclosure: I received a complimentary pair of these shoes in order to test and review. Opinions are my own and Naturalizer has not reviewed this post.


Author: Jenn

Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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  1. I was one of those who exclaimed at how comfy they look once I saw them on your feet in Boston! Adorable… and yes, comfy looking.

    Gotta get me a pair. What a great shoe for traveling… and grandma-ing. 😀

    Thanks, Jennifer!

  2. One of the few things in my gear that I felt like I never got right was the shoes!

    I only wanted to take along one pair and tt was hard to get a mix of comfort, functionality (for things like hiking) and fashion (for going out on the town at night).

    I’m still on the hunt. I was curious, did you take these shoes out hiking at all or wear them out for formal-ish type functions? IF so, how did they hold up??

  3. I was looking for any pair of sneakers for to keep walking and staying active, then I found a Naturalizer store at the mall, I was looking for another models and I couldn’t find them on my size, then the lady offered to me the Mary Janes and when I tried them and she told to me: “You loom nice!” then I bought them. I’m a male and they’re good sneakers for long walking, traveling and after rolling skating!.

  4. Glad they’re working out for you! I still love mine 🙂


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