Smarter Travel Pick of the Day: Topo Athletic Sneaker

This shoe clocks in at an unbelievably light weight, in case you want to pack shoes for working out.

What Is It: Topo Athletics’ ST Road Running shoe, available in men’s and women’s sizes.

Why It’s Smart:

• Weighs a mere 5 ounces (for a women’s size 7—weight will vary by 1-2 ounces depending on shoe size)

• Footbed is lined with an antibacterial treatment to keep your shoes fresh

• Mesh upper is breathable (and collapsible for easy packing)

• Comfortable wide toe box

Where to Buy: Available on Amazon for men and women.

(Photo: Topo Athletic)

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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