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    Suggestion: Dyneema shoe bags

    As I was packing for my last trip - a professional conference (and one which meant I had to dress up) - I was packing my heels in a shoebag which I had stolen from my dad when they were part of the amenity package and realized the bag was getting a little worn.

    Now I know plastic grocery bags will suffice for shoe-packing, but they're not the greatest for heels and such. I did check the dimensions of the TB stuff sack and while they might work, seems like a bit of overkill since a shoebag is essentially 2 pieces of fabric stitched together with a gathered opening. Seems like Dyneema would be a nice lightweight and sturdy choice.

    Thoughts/suggestions? Sort of a crazy idea, but I have been upgrading my travel kit with nicer items that I know I won't have to replace any time soon (and when I do get my bag searched it helps to have everything organized so I don't have to spend as much time replacking).

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    Why not use an all-fabric packing cube?

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    I use either the packing cube shoulder bag or large yarn stuff sack for my shoes packed into my Aeronaut when traveling.

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    My Dyneema Packing Cube Shoulder bag recently carried three pairs (euro size 40)...

    4 inch heels plus ballet flats, with flip flops in the zipper front pocket. The heels are in two silky bags which really helps protect the patent leather without adding bulk. Hosiery wash bags would be equally good.

    All packed into the end pocket of the Aeronaut with room to spare for a few pairs of socks/hosiery.

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    I think this is a great idea - but until then I use the blue booties they have at the hospital or realtors use when showing homes. They are readily available online and ultra cheap. Best part is they are super light, and form to a shoe exactly no matter what size. I also throw two flip flops in one of them for wearing around the hotel.

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    I've started using those disposable shower caps you get in the hotel rooms... they're transparent so I can see what's in them. They adjust to almost any size shoes, you protect your bag from whatever gunk is on the soles of your shoes, and you can still let your shoes breathe. So far it's worked out great for me! Best part -- it's FREE! I used to just leave these shower caps behind. Now I take it out of the packing and tuck it in my bag!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lani View Post
    I've started using those disposable shower caps you get in the hotel rooms... they're transparent so I can see what's in them. They adjust to almost any size shoes, you protect your bag from whatever gunk is on the soles of your shoes, and you can still let your shoes breathe. So far it's worked out great for me! Best part -- it's FREE! I used to just leave these shower caps behind. Now I take it out of the packing and tuck it in my bag!
    @Lani I have used the shower caps that way, but I don't really like this as a solution due to the opening. I've found that I can use the Eagle Creek Specter 2 Pack-It Quick Trip for my shoes, but this probably won't work unless you have small feet (under size 37 or 38 - as in, you could fit the shoes into the bottom of a Little Swift). This doesn't work for high heels, so I'll either use an Aeronaut end or small packing cube, or a Packing Cube Shpulder Bag, as suggested above. (This is overkill in terms of space requirements for my shoes, but the PCSB is a handy to have along).

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    I actually use the size 3 travel stuff sack for a pair of shoes all the time. Size 8.5 M

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffmac View Post
    I actually use the size 3 travel stuff sack for a pair of shoes all the time. Size 8.5 M
    Good suggestion, especially with the draw string, but I think this won't work for the 4 inch heels that bijoux mentioned. Those require the extra height of the Packing Cube Shoulder Bag she used. However, the size 3 travel stuff sack is fine for 3 inch heels

    And note that for larger men's size shoes the size 3 travel stuff sack is too small. I can get a pair of size 10 M men's Sperry Topsiders into the Packing Cube Shoulder Bag without problems, but dress shoes or much larger sizes would require an Aeronaut end cube.

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    The Aeronaut End Cube in Dyneema is what the hubby and I use for shoe bags. Those End Cubes are perfect for shoes, imho.


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