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ABEO Balboa Sandals Review: Available in Different Arch Support Levels for Different Types of Feet

Sandals that are approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association will keep you comfortable as you walk.

ABEO Balboa Sandals Review

Price and Where to Buy ABEO Balboa Sandals: $89 on TheWalkingCompany.com.

Pros:

  • Available in different arch support levels for different types of feet
  • Have a seal of acceptance from the American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Comes in tons of color choices
  • Non-skid and slip resistant sole also channels water away from the shoe
  • Designed to reduce foot fatigue
  • Super comfortable

Cons:

  • Black sole stands out on the lighter colored shoes

How ABEO Balboa Sandals Rate:

  • Usefulness: 7/10. The Balboa sandals are great if you want to give your feet more support than you’ll find with $2 flip flops.
  • Value: 6/10. These are expensive for sandals, but should outlast cheaper models.
  • Cool Factor: 8/10. Although these are supportive, they don’t look super orthopedic.

Final Verdict: If you’re looking for sandals that will support, rather than hurt your feet, you can’t go wrong with the Balboas

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Editor’s Note: Reviews are based on usefulness, portability, durability, value, and “cool factor.” Some review products are sent to us free of charge and with no incentive to offer a favorable review. We offer our unbiased opinions, positive and negative, and will never accept compensation to review a product. If you have any questions or comments concerning our reviews, or would like to suggest a product for review, please email us at editor@smartertravel.com (Photo: Lucy)

By Caroline Morse Teel

Unfortunately for her bank account, Principal Editor Caroline Morse Teel is powerless to resist a good flight deal. Follow her on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline.

Caroline joined Boston-based SmarterTravel in 2011 after living in Ireland, London, and Manhattan. She's traveled to all seven continents, jumped out of planes, and bungeed off bridges in the pursuit of a good story. She loves exploring off-the-beaten path destinations, anything outdoorsy, and all things adventure.

Her stories have also appeared online at USA Today, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Yahoo, Boston.com, TripAdvisor, Buzzfeed, Jetsetter, Oyster, Airfarewatchdog, and others.

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Ultimate Bucket List Experience: Hiking Mount Kilimanjaro.

Travel Motto: "Don't be boring."

Aisle, Window, or Middle Seat: "Aisle (when the first class private suite isn't available)."

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