Smarter Travel Pick of the Day: Blake Brody Ballet Flat

An ergonomically designed shoe that’s comfortable and stylish.

What Is It: Ballet flats from Blake Brody, stylish shoes with hidden performance features.

Why It’s Smart:

• Design is based on a bio-mechanical assessment of the foot

• Shoes were developed with the podiatrist to the Rockettes, for the ultimate in ergonomic comfort

• Made from vegan materials

• Stylish colors and patterns available

• Slightly lifted heel promotes a natural walking motion

• Liner is anti-microbial, anti-order, and moisture-wicking

• Molded arch support built into the sole prevents foot fatigue

• Pod design in sole cushions feet in key areas

Where to Buy: Available on Amazon or Blake Brody’s website.

(Photo: Blake Brody)

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,, TripAdvisor, Buzzfeed, Jetsetter, Oyster, Airfarewatchdog, and others.

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Travel Motto: "Don't be boring."

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