What shoes should I wear at Disney?
I am sure most of us have seen the woman who has on heels and is dressed like she is going to her prom, now while she may look good I know she is not very comfortable. If you are not comfortable then you will not be able to enjoy your day at the parks. Remeber you will be walking miles and miles, so comfort over rules cute in this situation.
I say always go with sneakers or if there is a chance of rain possibly crocs. I know crocs are not cute but I am trying to have fun not win a beauty pageant. There are now many different styles of crocs, some of which you can buy at the parks. I have a pair of Mickey crocs that I got at Mousegear in Epcot and I love them. I have worn sandals, crocs, sneakers and flip flops. Let me tell you most of those were very bad ideas.
Tip: When you are buying Crocs always make sure that your toes do not touch the front of the shoe. There should be about a half an inch or so between your toes and the front of the shoe. Most people don’t know that and buy them to tight so they don’t get the full comfort of the shoe.
Sneakers or trainers as some call them are the best option for all the walking and standing you will be doing at the parks. I am very picky with shoes due to my back injuries, so here are some of the ones that work for me are Skechers tone ups: They are very padded and have a slight rocking movement to them which makes for less pain and fatigue. New Balance has also proven to be very comfortable to me.
Tip: Do not buy running shoes I recommend walking shoes. They just seem to work better.
I have heard some people say they switch out shoes and socks during the day. Some people also alternate different types of shoes throughout the day. I personally have never done that but I say do whatever works for you. Comfort is the number rule when roaming the Disney Parks.
Tip: Make sure you wear shoes that are already broke in. Do not buy new shoes and then wait to where them at the parks. There is nothing more comfortable, when you are on your feet all day then a good well fitting, well broken in shoe.
Tip: If you need some extra padding in your shoes or if you suffer from knee or back problems I recommend Dr Scholls Back Pain Orthotic inserts. They are heavenly.
Do you have any other tips or tricks? Let us know in the comment box below.
Sunshine is A Disney fanatic. You will find her counting down the days until she goes back to Disney, while annoying her daughter with all things Disney.
- Disney World Quick Tips: Rest is a Wish Your Feet Make (chipandco.com)
- Keeping Your Feet Happy on Vacation (chipandco.com)