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brehan9403
02-23-2008, 07:57 PM
I ordered these for our upcoming trip and was wondering if anyone has them? I'll still be wearing my Croc flops but wanted another pair of shoes for this trip and summer events.

http://www.shoes.com/product.asp?p=5035877&variant_id=EC1031802

peanmunch
02-23-2008, 09:32 PM
no..not those merrells...but these merrells http://www.shoes.com/product.asp?p=5010922&variant_id=37524 and i love them for Disney..so comfy..kinda a cross between a slipper and a sneaker!

Lori

pixietwin
02-23-2008, 11:03 PM
I saw this and had to post a reply. I know that the Merrills I wear aren't like the pics you guys linked to...mine are more like shoes than sandals. But I have bad feet and a bad back. Before Disney trip last week, I was nursing what I thought was a stress fracture from Hades as it was going on for 8 months without healing and wearing a big old air cast. Turns out it was all due to my bad back. But....my feet are still bad and I always need support. To prepare for our Feb trip, my mom had told me to wear Merrills. I had a pair but was dubious as I figured I'd need to take Reeboks. So when my foot pain flaired up in January, I decided to give in a buy an $80 pair of black Merrills that are called Encore Groove. I LOVE THEM. I wore them all trip and never ever ever had one bit of tired foot or foot pain. They are awesome. I just told me mom a few days ago that I would never have thought to wear them instead of standard tennis shoes but I am so glad. They made my trip so much better.....I totally support Merrills. I had bought a pretty blueish pair called Encore Groove Floral and wore those also. Bad thing is that they got all wet during a rainy day at MGM, but they dried by the next day and were fine....(wish that they hadn't gotten wet since they were also $80) but everybody knows...sore feet can ruin a good day.

Iggipolka
02-23-2008, 11:50 PM
Too funny! I just ordered these today in preparation for my June trip to Disney World! Ya..I plan ahead. :lmao:

I usually bring my Crocs and a pair of Teevas and alternate between the two. These Merrills looked almost better than Teevas, so I had to try them.

MegansMom
02-24-2008, 12:41 AM
Just a quick comment, I am a pooh sized lady and have always worn my old faithful New Balance tennis shoes at WDW to prevent aching feet and pain. This year we are going in June, and I know that I would love being able to wear some type of sandal like the ones you both have shown to help out with the heat, but I am afraid that a sandal wouldn't provide enough support and my legs and calves would start aching by lunch time. Does anyone have anything they would or could add to help me out with this dilemma? Any advice, tips, or notes from personal experience would be greatly appreciated!! TIA

mikamah
02-24-2008, 06:58 AM
I have a very similar pair of Merrell sandals that I bought about 4 years ago, and I absolutely love them. I wore them almost every day in disney, and wear them all summer long. I've never had sore feet and never got a blister. The sole of the foot looks exactly like these, and the tops are made of the same water-proof material, and they are the most comfortable shoe I've ever worn. These look like they would be the same.

kkproulx
02-24-2008, 08:12 AM
no..not those merrells...but these merrells http://www.shoes.com/product.asp?p=5010922&variant_id=37524 and i love them for Disney..so comfy..kinda a cross between a slipper and a sneaker!

Lori

I love Merrels. I have this kind but they are flip flops. I got them wet and they streaked and are now a little rough, not as smooth as they were. Are they now water proof or can you spray them with stuff to make them water resistant? I would love to get these for the parks....I'm afraid they will get reuined with rides like Kali??? What do you think?

brehan9403
02-24-2008, 08:49 AM
I would assume that the ones I ordered are water protected because they are all-terrain.

kardut
02-24-2008, 10:27 AM
no..not those merrells...but these merrells http://www.shoes.com/product.asp?p=5010922&variant_id=37524 and i love them for Disney..so comfy..kinda a cross between a slipper and a sneaker!

Lori

I just got these at DSW to wear to Disney, and they are SO comfortable. Glad to hear they worked out well for you at Disney...just wish it would warm up here so that I could start wearing them now!

bucky1023
02-24-2008, 10:37 AM
I've owned a few pairs of Merrell and have always loved them. They have been very comfortable and easy on the feet after the long days at Disney.

bch044
02-24-2008, 10:40 AM
Are there any men out there that wear these and have any comments on them. I love my flip flops, I live in them all summer.

I have some Quick Silver ones that i have just about wore out and need some new ones.

http://www.shoes.com/product.asp?p=5034977&variant_id=EC1029694

Thanks
Steve

disjointed
02-24-2008, 11:26 AM
I love Merrells. I've worn them to WDW a few times. The only thing you need to be careful with is getting the soles wet -- they'll start to go stinky after a bit. Perhaps you should waterproof them before the vacation.

kkproulx
02-24-2008, 11:58 AM
Ooooh! Check out these! http://merrell.com/Product/NZGP/Womens-Active-Footwear/Sport-Sandals/Womens/Waterpro-Selway.aspx :cool1:

CanadianGuy
02-24-2008, 12:11 PM
Footwear and crocs threads are maintained over in the Disney Tips Board.

Moving this one over there.

Thanks,

Knox

crusoe2
02-24-2008, 12:29 PM
I love Merrells. I've worn them to WDW a few times. The only thing you need to be careful with is getting the soles wet -- they'll start to go stinky after a bit. Perhaps you should waterproof them before the vacation.

I've had good results with washing my Merrells - just throw them in the washer and dryer. A friend suggested this after she stepped in mud wearing a brand new pair. I've washed almost all of my Merrell sandals now. They won't be quite like new - the toe tends to curl up some and they do fade just a bit. But it beats wearing stinky shoes and, as much as they cost, it's nice to be able to get more wear out of them. If you're skittish about putting them in the wash, my Dsis and I have also had pretty good results with spraying them with Febreeze - just spray thoroughly and leave out to dry overnight.

ckrum
02-24-2008, 12:35 PM
merrell.com/Product/NZGP/Womens-Active-Footwear/Sport-Sandals/Womens/Waterpro-Selway.aspx
I am definitely going to get a pair of these before our April trip. I have the Palmetto slides (a couple of pair actually) and the flip flop type also. I have worn the flip flops in a water park. The color lightened a little bit, but they still fit & wear fine. I'm excited that there is a water safe version. Can't wait to try them.

For the "Pooh sized" person. The Palmetto slides come up far enough that they will give you more support than a flip-flop style. But, they will not support your ankle, more just support your arch & give you better "alignment". I think they would be a good option for you for parts of your day (like pool side or 1/2 day). Then you could see how you like them. I love mine!

baloo's girl
02-24-2008, 01:00 PM
I'm Pooh size and I live in Merrells!!! I've done Disney in Merrells and my feet were very happy. I have several styles of Merrells and you can't go wrong. My latest pair is called Frond-they're a thong sandal and they are so comfy. I highly recommend them.

ave&audsmom
02-24-2008, 01:55 PM
Love Merrells:cheer2: I have the Via III & wore them the whole time at Disney with no blisters or tired feet. I just ordered another pair in a different color. They are very lightweight, but also very supportive too.:thumbsup2

hogue123
02-28-2008, 06:39 PM
I have found the Eccos are great too. I wanted a shoe that would keep my feet cool like a sandal but had the support of a gym shoe. I found these and bought them in 2 colors and wore them all day at the parks last year with no problems. They are very comfortable and they have mesh on them so if your feet get wet, they dry fast. I got them at shoes.com. The other thing I love is that there is a velcro closure on the top and on the heel so you can create a custom fit.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w86/hogue123/B000M3L7QQ.jpg

Minnie M6
02-28-2008, 08:19 PM
I have found the Eccos are great too. I wanted a shoe that would keep my feet cool like a sandal but had the support of a gym shoe. I found these and bought them in 2 colors and wore them all day at the parks last year with no problems. They are very comfortable and they have mesh on them so if your feet get wet, they dry fast. I got them at shoes.com. The other thing I love is that there is a velcro closure on the top and on the heel so you can create a custom fit.


I just tried on a pair of these on Sunday at TJ Maxx! Loved them but didn't buy them because I was afraid they would be too hot with all the walking. I'm glad to hear you like them so well. I may have to go back and see if they're still there! They were $39- is that good? They also had Merrell flip flops- not sure the name of the shoe but they had blue and coral, also $39 a pair.

MegansMom
02-29-2008, 07:55 AM
I know these are sold on-line, but is there a store where you can buy Merrellls as well? I would love to try them on before buying them if possible. TIA

maccagerl
02-29-2008, 08:55 AM
too late to mail order, are these sold anywhere in WDW?

Telcogirl
02-29-2008, 12:01 PM
Can anybody share how the sizes run? I normally wear a 6.5 and my foot is slightly wide. The sizes tend to run in whole sizes from what I have seen. Would I order a 6 or 7?

Thanks

baloo's girl
02-29-2008, 05:31 PM
I'd order up a size. They do have half sizes. I usually order a 8.5 in merrell shoes. But I have merrell flip flops in 8. My foot is on the wide side too. I found the merrell sneakers to run small.

hogue123
02-29-2008, 05:43 PM
I just tried on a pair of these on Sunday at TJ Maxx! Loved them but didn't buy them because I was afraid they would be too hot with all the walking. I'm glad to hear you like them so well. I may have to go back and see if they're still there! They were $39- is that good? They also had Merrell flip flops- not sure the name of the shoe but they had blue and coral, also $39 a pair.

YES! That is a great price. They run anywhere from $90-100 online (I used a coupon so I got mine slightly cheaper, no tax and no shipping). They are not hot at all. I love mine.