Pick of the Day: FlipSlips

This ultimate city commuting shoe is designed for bikers and walkers.

What Is It: Foldable shoes designed for cycling and walking.

Why It’s Smart:

• Sheepskin-lined memory foam insole supports feet for long walks

• Flexible neoprene upper resists water

• Rubber outsole provides traction

• Folds in half for easy packing

• Comes with a reversible, optional, ankle strap (one side is black for a fashionable look, and one is reflective for nighttime riding)

• Straps can be removed and used to tie pant cuffs back so they don’t get caught in bike chains

• Very stylish—appropriate for work or a nice restaurant

Where to Buy: Available on FlipSlip.com.

(Photo: Betabrand)

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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