We are all looking forward to the long weekend for the spring bank holiday, which is fast approaching. To lift your spirits even higher, you may be planning a getaway with your partner, family or with the lads.
Whether you’re after a full spa break with your lover, an activity packed trip with the whole family or a lads weekend away, Anatomic & Co has some top picks for spring bank holiday getaways. And as always, we look at the ideal shoes to bring along with you.
Sometimes there’s nothing better than escaping the city and heading for a country getaway. If you’re looking for ultimate relaxation you could always head to a spa in the Cotsworlds, such as the Calcot Manor. The Manor is decorated impeccably and the spa features a stunning heated outdoor pool, perfect for the temperamental British weather.
And what could make relaxation any better than a comfy pair of slip-on or boat shoes? The Viana boat shoe is a top pick, as it is both comfortable and breathable. They can also be worn with or without socks.
Couple getaways always consist of eating out, so it’s a good idea to take a pair of smarter shoes along with you, such as the uber-comfortable and stylish Senador smart-casual loafer. The shoe can easily be slipped on or off and can be partnered with an Oxford shirt and jeans – perfect for a dinner date for two.
If you and your family are searching for a spot of relaxation, and perhaps a place to enjoy some of the UK’s finest scenery, you may fancy a weekend in Wales. With the warm weather present, Snowdonia National Park, Rivercatcher and Lagom are all prime locations to enjoy the great outdoors.
If you don’t mind upping the tempo, you could always head for a three-day jaunt to Disneyland Paris. The trip will be in time to catch the park’s “Marvel Summer of Super Heroes”.
Either way, family trips often require a lot of moving around, so you’ll need to pack shoes that you can wear throughout the day. One shoe style that we would recommend this season is the stylish desert boot, such as the Furtado, which will provide you with all day comfort and is easy to combine with different attire.
Lads road trip:
Barcelona is an epic destination for a lads trip, where you can enjoy plenty or drinks, sun, beaches, fun activities and, of course the legendary cuisine.
Before heading out to experience the incredible nightlife, you’ll want to kick things off with a meal. A shoe style that will help carry you from restaurant to bar is the Planalto smart-casual trainer – adding some classic-charm to your outfit. Minimal design makes this smart-casual sneaker versatile, as well as giving you a much-needed middle ground between smart and casual.
While most weekend getaway shoe styles tend to lean more on the casual side, you may be looking to pack a pair of smart shoes for more formal outings. This summer, we recommend the Formosa Smooth Pinhao – a men’s lace-up shoe that combines comfort with a more refined, classic look.