Idk why anyone traveling wears Vans/Converse type shoes. Awful grip, worn to the ground in weeks. I get ones that look better but cost way less to get and don't wear to that extent. I make sure the soles have good grip and quite a bit of foam so that they don't tear up instantly.
You don't have to worry about that as much with boots, but boots are such a commitment to bring . They're heavy and take up so much space. They are super useful in the rain, but I may just plastic bag my feet at that point.