Going to Disney? Have you spent enough time agonizing over which shoes? If you have not talked to at least 5 Disney Experts and thought about it for at least combined time 1 hour my prediction is you will have some unhappy feet.
So, you think oh this is easy I will take my tennis shoes (sneakers for those of you not Southern) and be done with it. No, you can do the tennis shoes some but not all of the trip. They get too tight and socks get hot. Also, if you do not have the thick socks you will get blisters, etc. So, if you love your tennis shoes wear them a little but not a lot. I have done my research and some of these are my own personal preferences and some are just a consensus of others. No one can tell you what to wear but try these on before you hate your feet.
Here are 4 brands/shoes I would try out:
1. Crocs – Yes they are so ugly. But, they have stepped up lately and made some cuter styles and who cares? Your feet will love you. I did not buy into the whole Croc thing until I was at Disney and got a bad blister (yes from thin socks and tennis shoes) and had to do something. I bought a pair of Mickey crocs from the kiosk and now buy a new pair each year. They are amazing at Disney and walking around the house, yard and sometimes even the grocery store.
2. Ecco – I love Ecco brand sandals. They are so comfortable and are like swaddling your feet. They are quite stylish and are Danish made and have been around since 1963. They know what they are doing and do it well. I swear by these.
3. Go Walk (made by Skechers) – these come in tons of styles and colors and are super plushy. Lots of foam inside to make your feet not feel each and every step. They run between $40 and $50 and can be found at most department stores and many other places. These are really popular!
4. Tevas Tirras – Tevas are a great shoe and I remember wearing them way back in high school. They are still around and going strong. They are quite popular with the hipster scene and even have a festival shoe category. The Tirras are a favorite amongst Disney Experts and last forever.