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dr&momto2boys
01-17-2010, 04:22 PM
I haven't yet found a pair of shoes that don't cause blisters and pain while walking around WDW. Some are better than others, but none have been great. Recently we went on a trip to Branson and walked around a theme park with a ton of hills for a few days and I had NO foot pain or blisters! :banana: The problem is I was wearing big cloggy winter shoes--that won't cut it for WDW in May. I'm thinking of trying another version of the same brand, Merrell. I am 37, been married for 15 years, and a mom of 3. In other words, I have no sense of style anymore. (Sorry, I know some people who meet the same criteria do--but I don't.) Please help!

Do any of these shoes go with shorts and t-shirts? (I mostly wear jean shorts. Is that another fashion issue?)
Assortment of Merrel Shoes (http://www.shoebuy.com/merrell-womens.htm)--multiple pages

My favorite because it doesn't have a full back (which usually rubs on my heel and hurts and blisters.)
Encore-Beige (http://www.shoebuy.com/merrell-encore-mj/261300/556686)

How about this shoe? Without socks,right? Is blue better?
Pandi-Canteen Color (http://www.shoebuy.com/merrell-waterpro-pandi/291377/622521)

How about this one? Blue better?
Circuit MJ Breeze, Taupe (http://www.shoebuy.com/merrell-circuit-mj-breeze/291381/622539)

If I was going to choose tennis shoes, I lean toward this one: (With anklets?)
Siren Sport (http://www.shoebuy.com/merrell-siren-sport-gore-tex-xcr/313628/670251)

Another possibility:
Chameleon (http://www.shoebuy.com/merrell-chameleon-arc-mary-jane/291346/622419)

My preference would be to wear sandals, but I have a difficult time finding sandals that fit because I have a super high arch and wide feet.
These might fit: Are these cool?
Siren-thong (http://www.shoebuy.com/merrell-siren-thong/291388/622578)

Or should I go with a good ol' pair of Birkenstock's?

Please give me feedback! I need help! I don't want to be a dork, but I do want to be comfortable!

Samar
01-17-2010, 04:25 PM
I've heard Crocs are the IT shoe of Disney peeps. They're super ugly but supposedly very comfy :) lol

Nixie
01-17-2010, 04:33 PM
I am one of those mommies whose fashion choices have gone on the back burner since having kids. I mean really should I be trying to color coordinate my outfits around the baby slobber and spit up? ;) I love those tennis shoes! Those were the pair I was actually thinking about buying for myself. I also love the style of those Pandis, but the other two not so much. I was thinking about getting a pair of those as well, and pairing them with my capris. :) I think Crocs are nasty ugly and I don't care how comfy they supposedly are they look gawd awful. I would probably buy a pair for the kids, but I won't be caught dead in them.

dr&momto2boys
01-17-2010, 04:33 PM
I've heard Crocs are the IT shoe of Disney peeps. They're super ugly but supposedly very comfy :) lol

Thanks! They give me croc bites.;) I have tried both the traditional ones (give me blisters on top of my foot) and some sandals (give me blisters on my toes.) :sad2: I'm just a tough, tough case!

dr&momto2boys
01-17-2010, 04:37 PM
I am one of those mommies whose fashion choices have gone on the back burner since having kids. I mean really should I be trying to color coordinate my outfits around the baby slobber and spit up? ;) I love those tennis shoes!

So should it frighten me, that you like the same ones I do? ;)

Thanks for the input! The Pandi's would look good with capris! So tennis shoes with shorts, ya think?

marlynnp
01-17-2010, 04:44 PM
You should buy two pairs and alternate wearing them.

My vote would be pick your favorite of the first two & then also buy #4.

The first two look okay. I'd say no socks - good on water ride days.
The third doesn't look like it has much cushioning.
The fourth one looks good too. Needs socks - will be warmer.
Number 5 I don't like - I don't like a high strap like that on an otherwise open top shoe - I find them uncomfortable.
No 6 looks nice too but I like wearing more of a shoe at Disney - I've bee stepped on enough to appreciate more coverage, lol!

Kae
01-17-2010, 04:46 PM
First off I love Merrells. I would think one important thing is to rotate ur shoe thru out the trip maybe even day. And yes crocs are a great choice but you must wear the right size & they can be slick when it rains.

I like this one too
http://www.shoebuy.com/merrell-plaza-bandeau/159066/366456

And this one
http://www.shoebuy.com/merrell-allegro-leather/313683/670379

And I liked all of your choices too

Kae

dr&momto2boys
01-17-2010, 04:49 PM
First off I love Merrells. I would think one important thing is to rotate ur shoe thru out the trip maybe even day. And yes crocs are a great choice but you must wear the right size & they can be slick when it rains.

I like this one too
http://www.shoebuy.com/merrell-plaza-bandeau/159066/366456

And this one
http://www.shoebuy.com/merrell-allegro-leather/313683/670379

And I liked all of your choices too

Kae

Thanks! Those are cute. Do they go with shorts? :confused3 I'm clueless I tell ya!

dr&momto2boys
01-17-2010, 04:58 PM
You should buy two pairs and alternate wearing them.

My vote would be pick your favorite of the first two & then also buy #4.

The first two look okay. I'd say no socks - good on water ride days.
The third doesn't look like it has much cushioning.
The fourth one looks good too. Needs socks - will be warmer.
Number 5 I don't like - I don't like a high strap like that on an otherwise open top shoe - I find them uncomfortable.
No 6 looks nice too but I like wearing more of a shoe at Disney - I've bee stepped on enough to appreciate more coverage, lol!

Good idea to alternate! I always think of that too late. I like the looks of #2, but the no back on #1, I think #4 (the tennis shoes) are a definate), and wish I could throw in #6 (the sandals) too--but don't think I can justify it. Do you think 1 and 2 both go with shorts?

marlynnp
01-17-2010, 05:02 PM
Yes, they're all fine with shorts.

Samar
01-17-2010, 06:06 PM
I'll have to try some of all of your suggestions! I haven't tried Crocs but I am definitely springing for a new walking shoe a couple of months before the trip to break them in :) Although it will suck if it rains. lol

MickQuinn
01-17-2010, 08:41 PM
I have the same trouble with shoes.

These are the flip-flops that I bought for our trip in August.

http://www.6pm.com/hush-puppies-burst-burnt-orange

They were really comfortable, but I still switched between them, my 12+ year old birkenstocks and the new balance sneakers that I wear walking everyday.

New balance has some new mesh sided sneakers that are really light and cool. They usually have a good variety of widths, too.

DW2010
01-17-2010, 09:15 PM
I'm not sure what I'll do at DW but this past summer I wore my Reef sandals to a theme park not from from where I live and they were very comfortable!

KrysiaG
06-22-2011, 01:15 PM
To whoever recommended the Merrell Circuit Breeze MJs - THANK YOU!
:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:thumbsup2

http://www.zappos.com/merrell-circuit-mj-breeze-taupe

I love them so much that I bought a pair of Merrell Pansy flip flops.
http://www.zappos.com/merrell-pansy

They are a sports sandal. The Circuit Breeze MJs are more of a shoe. LOVE Merrell now! Most comfortable walking shoes ever. :wizard:

RooRach0906
06-22-2011, 02:13 PM
I am a 26 almost 27 year old mom who wants to look like a mommy not a teenager (I look super young/ I get dirty looks from people who dont know my age esp if I forgot to put my wedding bands on), however I do like to look fashionable and I love the Encore and the Pandi. The Pandi I love them blue and the purple but blue would look better with more things. I think I am gonna have to buy a pair of these. Hope this helps.:goodvibes

I normally wear Roxy Flip-flops just to let you know. The cushy one with cloth straps. Everything else I get blister but I am gonna try the ones you posted!

Oh and I think Crocs except one pair of flipflops and the fleece lined ones they have are Ugly and I would never be caught dead in them. Seriously! (If you love them, I would never say anything about others wearing them)

ckrum
06-22-2011, 03:53 PM
I have lots of Merrell shoes and love them. I would recommend:

Circuit MJ Breeze - I have these in black. They are not water shoes. More like a mary jane style tennis shoe with mesh sides. They are very cool in hot weather. They look fine w/capris (not glamorous, but fine). I wore these for the first time at Disney & they were so comfortable.

Encore - I have these in light blue. They are super comfortable. I like the open back. Not my favorite look for shorts/capris, but not horrible either.

I also have a few pairs of Merrell flip flops which all have the nice sole. I wore a brand new pair at Disney w/out any issues. I have the slide sandals also, but they don't seem to be as comfortable as the flip flop style.

Go try them on first and then you can usually find a better price on-line.