Pick of the Day: Ahnu Magnolia Ballet Flat

The Holy Grail of travel shoes: they look stylish, but actually offer support and cushioning.

What Is It: Ballet wedge slip-on shoes from Ahnu.

Why It’s Smart:

• Dual density EVA footbed offers shock absorption

• Plenty of heel and arch support

• Plush interior lining is anti-microbial to prevent odors

• Rubber outsole offers traction and is anti-marking

• Removable contoured insole

• Extremely comfortable, no matter how far you walk

• Slip-on style is great for airport security

• Classic, unobtrusive style goes with everything

Where to Buy: Available on Amazon.

(Photo: Ahnu)

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.

The Handy Item I Always Pack: "Earplugs. A good pair has saved my sleep and sanity many times!"

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)."

E-mail her at cmorse@smartertravel.com.

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