The Best Shoes For Walking Around Walt Disney World
“If you walked the perimeter of every park at Walt Disney World, you would walk close to 9 miles.
But you don’t just walk the perimeter once.
No. You spend days going back and forth across a park or more. Multiple times.
A full, single day at the park can average us 22,000 steps…which is over 10 miles.
That’s a LOT of walking. Walt Disney World is physically demanding.
And I hate sneakers. (I really do. So much so that my blog name is inspired by it.)
So, what’s a girl to do?
What are the best shoes for walking around Walt Disney World?
I have learned that when it comes to what goes on your feet… you get what you pay for.
I used to buy cheap shoes and the $2.99 flip-flops from Old Navy have their place.
Walt Disney World is not that place.
I bought my Tevas back in 2010 and walked all over Walt Disney World in them. Nine years later, they are still uber-comfy and would go another round at WDW.
You can generally snag a pair for well under $30, making them a slam-dunk in the bargain vs. comfort category.
My Vionics carried me around Italy and Disney World. They did take a little breaking in, so I wouldn’t recommend wearing a brand new pair for long strides. But once they have been worn a bit, it’s my opinion that they will rival any sneaker you own.
Vionic sandals are costlier, but the amazing arch support is worth every penny in my book.
I had bunion surgery when I was 12 ( Yes… you read that right) and I swear I have the feet of someone twice my age. The fact that I can walk all over Walk Disney World in either of these sandals is really saying something about their comfort.
But there’s another game-changer on the market when it comes to footwear.
I recently had the opportunity to collaborate with Wiivv custom footwear just prior to our trip to Las Vegas, Nevada.
Wiivv believes that every foot is unique and in order to maximize comfort, they create custom fit sandals and insoles designed for your foot.
You simply map your feet from home through the mobile app, place your order, and your custom designed footwear is delivered to your door.
I walked in my sandals for miles on vacation without a single blister or foot pain. My husband said his insoles made it feel like he was ‘walking on a cloud.’
Wiivvs provided us our footwear as part of our collaboration, but it would truly be worth every penny full-price. They are that comfortable!
But that’s just my opinion
To offer you a variety of options, I decided to ask my Facebook Group of Disney Fans and Bloggers for their go-to Disney footwear.
However, after a runDisney race, OOFOS are her soles of choice.
Jennifer of threekidsthreecatsandahusband.com loves her Merrell Sandals!
She has worn Merrells during her last two Disney trips and recommends the ‘slide’ styles.
Though there are a range of styles, the majority of these sandals have mesh, breathable fabric with sturdy, rubber soles and heel straps for security…all ideal features if it happens to rain during your Walt Disney World day.
Vlogger, Bethany (Thepintasticgirls) recommends the Skechers Women’s Reggae Slim-Vacay Sandals
She shared with me that she has dealt with foot pain for many years, but these sketchers sandals make her feel like she is ” walking on a fluffy cloud all day long.”
But I personally like the thin straps, that give them a lower-profile than a clunkier sandal.
She also added that “They are perfect for a day in the parks because they keep you cool and comfortable while being stylish at the same time. I highly recommend these sandals and give them a A+ rating.”
And for less than $40, they would be well worth a try!
What is your shoe of choice for walking at Walt Disney World? Let me know in the comments!