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Pastamom
04-08-2010, 05:40 PM
Has anyone tried fit flops?

I'm looking for a pair of walking sandals to wear to Disney instead of tennis shoes. Not looking to shape up although that might be a side benefit if it works. They seem a little expensive for flip flops, but if they are comfy and don't hurt my feet, I'd be willing to pay.

http://www.fitflop.com/


Any other walking sandal ideas? I have wide feet and narrow heals which make for an "interesting fit". I also want good support

Thanks

jaleaton
04-08-2010, 06:27 PM
Has anyone tried fit flops?

I'm looking for a pair of walking sandals to wear to Disney instead of tennis shoes. Not looking to shape up although that might be a side benefit if it works. They seem a little expensive for flip flops, but if they are comfy and don't hurt my feet, I'd be willing to pay.

http://www.fitflop.com/


Any other walking sandal ideas? I have wide feet and narrow heals which make for an "interesting fit". I also want good support

Thanks

I LOVE LOVE LOVE my FitFlops. :lovestruc In fact, I have 3 pairs of them, despite the cost. Disney even has two pairs (black or brown) that have Mickey heads on them, but you can only get them onsite. My FitFlops are the only shoes I pack for Disney, and have yet to get any blisters. Each of my trips have been around a week long, and we do the parks pretty commando style, and are there all day long. I also have wide feet, and tried the Sketchers brand of their FitFlop equivalent, and they didn't fit well at all.

maddiesmom0116
04-08-2010, 06:48 PM
Has anyone tried fit flops?

I'm looking for a pair of walking sandals to wear to Disney instead of tennis shoes. Not looking to shape up although that might be a side benefit if it works. They seem a little expensive for flip flops, but if they are comfy and don't hurt my feet, I'd be willing to pay.

http://www.fitflop.com/


Any other walking sandal ideas? I have wide feet and narrow heals which make for an "interesting fit". I also want good support

Thanks

I have used my fit flops on my last 3 trips to WDW, I love them. I have a black plain pair and a bronze colored Mickey pair. I have not had any problems wearing them all day at the parks.

LSchrow
04-08-2010, 07:26 PM
I LOVE LOVE LOVE my FitFlops. :lovestruc In fact, I have 3 pairs of them, despite the cost. Disney even has two pairs (black or brown) that have Mickey heads on them, but you can only get them onsite. My FitFlops are the only shoes I pack for Disney, and have yet to get any blisters. Each of my trips have been around a week long, and we do the parks pretty commando style, and are there all day long. I also have wide feet, and tried the Sketchers brand of their FitFlop equivalent, and they didn't fit well at all.

ditto:lovestruc
i have 6 pairs, and they are all i wear in the summer, and/or at wdw.
i can walk literally miles and miles, and my legs and feet actually feel energized despite some foot problems (very painful plantar wart attached to the bone, need arch support, missing part of both knee caps :guilty:)
btw, crocs don't even come close to fit-flops, and tevas are second to FFs in comfort, imho.
worth every single penny, and then some.....:thumbsup2

scooterpig
04-08-2010, 08:03 PM
Due to recommendations from this board, I bought the Teva Mush flip flops and LOVE them. I also have wide feet. The Tevas took no time at all to break in. Literally, comfy, right out of the box!

LisaRN97
04-08-2010, 08:08 PM
An:thumbsup2other huge fan of fit flops here!! They are the only type of flip flop shoe I wear now. The support is great....I walked all day in them at the World and had no problems at all. I highly recommend them. Check out other sites that sell them, you may get them cheaper...like Bath & Body Works or Victoria Secrets....

chanken3
04-08-2010, 08:14 PM
Also a fitflop fan - wear them all the time. Guess I need to look for the Disney ones when I am there IN NINE DAYS:yay::yay::yay:

WeLoveLilo05
04-08-2010, 08:26 PM
I have Crocs Capri's but I can't seem to order them on the crocs website b/c they do not have my size, they did not have any at the outlet either. I will have to start looking elsewhere. I really like these, they are not FLAT and they have a little cushion to them.
But if I could find the fit flops I'd give them a try. The good thing about the crocs were that they dried ASAP, last May it rained non stop in Disney my crocs did not stink and were dry for our next day at the park.

Nina1
04-08-2010, 08:41 PM
They are so comfy and offer great support. I wore mine last year at WDW and did not have one bit of pain or discomfort. I have the black sequined ones and bought the Mickey style last year. Both will be going to WDW with us this year. They really are worth every penny. One thing...both of mine are a half size smaller than I usually wear as they tend to run on the big side (at least they do for me). If you can, try them out before you buy or if you're ordering online, order from a site that will give you free shipping both ways, like Shoebuy, in case you need to send them back.

Also, I noticed someone mentioned the Teva Mush. I have several pair of these as well, and while they are super comfy and great for running around in the summer, they don't provide me with enough support for a day at WDW. I bring them to WDW, but use them on the day we take off from the parks and hang out at the pool. Just my two cents. Happy shoe shopping!!!

grumpeeduck
04-08-2010, 10:10 PM
My 2 dd's and I love our Mickey Fit Flops! Got them out just this week for some power walking!

MickeyMomOfThree
04-09-2010, 05:14 AM
I have thought about getting these but a friend of mine said she thought it would be bad for my back (lower back problems.) Can anyone else offer advise on that. She only had tried the Scetchers brand ones.

GeorgeWalker
04-09-2010, 06:06 AM
I tried for it but i failed

Pastamom
04-09-2010, 06:10 AM
Thanks for all the advice - I can't wait to try them out now:yay:

Fall1
04-09-2010, 06:14 AM
These look great! I have really wide, flat feet and plantar faciitis....I wonder if they'd be a good choice for me.

Anyone know the cheapest place to order them from?

Pastamom
04-09-2010, 09:30 AM
I notice that they only come in whole sizes. I wear a 9 1/2 should I order a 9 or 10. Do they run a little big or small?

meanser
04-09-2010, 09:31 AM
Keep an eye out for sales, got mine at Bath and Body works, I know VS has had them on sale, and last month I bought a pair off another site that listed the deal on slickdeals.net

Very comfortable! I love mine!

shoney
04-09-2010, 09:45 AM
I have my fitflops on right now! I love them and wear them all spring and summer long. I wore them for a week at Universal and SeaWorld last year. They are quite comfy! Just walk a bit in them when you first get them to get used to them. I don't think they really make you "fit" just feel good!

benolathe
04-09-2010, 09:47 AM
Fit Flops are AWESOME!! Wore them for 3 park days when we were there in December. Much more comfortable for me than lace-up athletic shoes. Feet felt great, nothing rubbing on any parts of them to blister.

Disney Khi
04-09-2010, 09:47 AM
I love how my Fit Flops make my back and legs feel. They are very comfy. However, they do rub the top of my foot right where the strap goes between the toes. No other flip flops do that. I have tried covering the spot with moleskin or bandaids but haven't figured out a solution yet. It doesn't seem like this is a problem for anyone else, though. :confused3

eatatmidnight
04-09-2010, 10:07 AM
These look great! I have really wide, flat feet and plantar faciitis....I wonder if they'd be a good choice for me.

Anyone know the cheapest place to order them from?

I have similar problems and for the past 3 years have only been able to wear my ASICS running shoes with inserts if I did not want pain. I had a couple of friends who raved about Fit Flops. So, when we were at WDW I had a 20 percent coupon off anything at Mouse Gear at Epcot, so I bought a pair. I wore them around the World Showcase and my feet felt great. I did get a blister under the upper right strap on my left foot that day. But I have worn them several days since and there have been no problems. I am amazed at how good my feet feel. I am still waiting for my legs to look like the ones on the tag that comes on them. :rotfl2: It just hasn't happened yet.

elgerber
04-09-2010, 10:24 AM
I notice that they only come in whole sizes. I wear a 9 1/2 should I order a 9 or 10. Do they run a little big or small?

Also interested in the answer to this...

piglet33
04-09-2010, 10:27 AM
I'm wearing my Disney Fit Flops right now! I love them - they are so comfy. I am so glad I decided to buy them when we were leaving AKL last year.

dizkids
04-09-2010, 10:40 AM
Mine are on right now. Walked all through Disney with them with no problems. I have a wide foot and measure 9 1/2 but i got the 10. I felt the 9's were too short.

Fall1
04-09-2010, 12:21 PM
I forgot to ask....which style is best? I think I like the Oasis.

LisaRN97
04-09-2010, 06:45 PM
Also interested in the answer to this...

I am a 9 1/2 normally and ordered both a 9 and 10. The ones that fit the best were the 10's. HTH!

luvdisney00
04-09-2010, 06:59 PM
Wow, I'm going to have to check these out. I have several pairs of crocs sandals which I love, but these sound good. Who can't use another pair of comfy shoes?

sandgrace
04-09-2010, 07:35 PM
Has anyone tried the Kmart ones that look just like fit flops?

Nermel9
04-09-2010, 07:42 PM
I forgot to ask....which style is best? I think I like the Oasis.

That's what I was wondering as well...I'd like to try these but I wouldn't know which style to buy!:confused3

ajk912
04-09-2010, 09:17 PM
I wear 9.5, and for longterm wearing I prefer 9s, I have both 9s and 10s. The 9s are tight to begin with but they will stretch and be perfect after a few months.

As for rubbing between the toes, fitflops do need to be broken in a bit. I am on my third pair, and the first week I always break them in, and get my inner toes used to a new pair. I can now wear my new ones everywhere..I was trekking around campus yesterday no problem!

I love mine, I also have back problems (I had surgery and have screws and bars in my back) and I NEVER have back problems wearing these.

Redpepperflakes14
04-09-2010, 09:41 PM
Every time this type of thread comes up, I feel like I have to extol the virtues of these miracle shoes. :angel:

I have a well-loved pair of Walkstars that are on their third year and two brand new pair of Oasis that I will be taking to WDW (I need to begin breaking these in.)

In the fall/winter I have taken to wearing the Fitflop Gogh. They are like mules and they are super comfortable.

For those wondering about Oasis: The black Walkstars are the originals and they have subtly striped white, black and pink straps. I prefer the look of the Oasis because the strap colors are solid and they are a little more fashionable (at least to me) than the Walkstars.

Fall1
04-10-2010, 06:39 AM
I just ordered a pair of Oasis from Shoebuy....can't wait to try them....thanks everyone!

lchadwick
04-10-2010, 07:09 AM
Has anyone tried the Kmart ones that look just like fit flops?

Actually, I have 4 pairs of them and love them. I cannot wear flip flops due to flat, wide feet, but have NO problems with these at all. I wore them for short periods of time for a few days and then wore them in July walking around a park. Not once did my feet hurt - and I've had no problems with rubbing. And since the strap goes further back on the foot, it disguises my really wide feet.

njsweetP
04-10-2010, 07:35 AM
I first saw the Disney ones while in the World las year and have regretted not buying them then. This year I definately plan on getting a pair!

pantherlj
04-10-2010, 08:32 AM
Do they make something similar for men? My husband is on his feet many hours a day on concrete, looking for something for him. He won't do crocs because of the way they look :) He has some really supportive New Balance sneakers but with the warm weather coming, something lighter would be great.

branv
04-10-2010, 09:47 AM
On the recommendations from this site, I ordered a pair. LOVE THEM! I do advise that people really should go to the website and follow the instructions (closely, it prints weird otherwise) to print out the foot measurer. I am a pretty solid 8, no narrow or wide sizing, but I had to order the 7. It fits great! I did have a very tiny adjustment period with the strap over the top of my foot. While it was still pretty stiff (I got the suedo one after reading reports that the stretchy ones tend to stretch out), it did leave my upper foot a bit sore after wearing it too long the first day. But everything is great now. All that foot and achilles pain I've dealt with is gone with normal walking, and diminished by about 2/3 with heavy walking.

Thanks for the tip DIS!

shuteye
04-11-2010, 12:32 AM
I was at Ross today and they had the white Fit Flops Oasis for $24.99. I usually wear a 9.5 or 10. I bought a 10 and they fit great.

ShelsGoingToDisney
04-11-2010, 01:32 AM
After reading this thread I ordered a pair (bronze) from Piperlime. I had a 20% off coupons so not too bad.

I've worn them for a couple short shopping trips and then today for my 3 mile walk with the dogs. I do have blister in between my toes now but that's no surprise. Otherwise they are very comfy and I have no ankle or calf pain as I usually do after my walks.

The problem I have is they squeak very loudly after I wear them for a bit. :scared1: Not sure if my feet start to sweat or what? Please tell me this will go away once they get broken in a bit???? :worship:

elgerber
04-11-2010, 09:49 AM
Is there any real difference between the styles other than looks? I see the Oasis, and the Walkstar I and the Walkstar III, and the Electra??

Pastamom
04-11-2010, 03:38 PM
Just found out that they are at a store close by - am heading there tomorrow after work - Can't Wait:banana:

Sounds kind of strange to be so excited about flip flops...

Fall1
04-13-2010, 11:18 AM
I just got my 1st Fitflops in the mail and I LOVE LOVE LOVE them!! I ordered the Oasis style and they are PERFECT!! I am so happy that I get to wear 'flip flops' without destroying my feet anymore and without the pain I get from flat shoes!

Pastamom
04-13-2010, 11:24 AM
I just got home from getting my Fit Flops - LOVE THEM:yay::yay:

The store I went to had buy 1 get one 1/2 off so I had to buy 2 pairs right???
Rogan's shoes if anyone is near one - I don;t think you can get the offer online though. The selection for them was very limited though....

ceecee
04-13-2010, 11:48 AM
How much are the Disney Fit Flops??

piglet33
04-13-2010, 01:02 PM
How much are the Disney Fit Flops??

I think I paid about $50 for them at AKL.

bearlyanne
04-13-2010, 01:57 PM
I have finally found a pic of the bronze Mickey fitflops:banana:

Are the black ones, the same design, just in black?

Mrs. Bradbury
04-13-2010, 02:45 PM
Are the black ones, the same design, just in black?

They are not. The black ones are shiny all over with the embossed Mickey head in the middle; the brown ones have the shiny material in the middle with an embossed Mickey head and then fabric straps with Mickey heads woven into the fabric. The thong part is the shiny material.

I personally liked the brown ones better than the black ones because I really like the look of the fabric straps, but I ordered the black Mickey ones from Disney last week. I emailed WDW merchandise and got the SKU number and price, and then called to place my order. Can't wait!

I lived in my brown ones last summer, and I even avoided wearing clothes that wouldn't "go" so that's why I caved & ordered the black ones.

They were $49 + $9.95 shipping IIRC. Disney charges a mint for shipping.

MickeyMomOfThree
04-13-2010, 02:48 PM
Can someone please post a photo of the Mickey ones? I was thinking of trying them but I might as well order the Mickey ones. Thanks!

Mrs. Bradbury
04-13-2010, 02:48 PM
Is there any real difference between the styles other than looks? I see the Oasis, and the Walkstar I and the Walkstar III, and the Electra??

The difference is just the material. The Oasis appears to be suede (not shiny), the Walkstars are shiny shiny shiny, and the Electra is sequined. I have read reviews that the sequins dig into the tops of your feet; not sure how that happens. :confused3

It's all the same bottom part. I had the clogs for winter and they were the same bottom as well.

Mrs. Bradbury
04-13-2010, 02:52 PM
Can someone please post a photo of the Mickey ones? I was thinking of trying them but I might as well order the Mickey ones. Thanks!

I'm embarrassed to say I'm probably the last person on earth without a digital camera. My ancient phone has a camera, but it ain't pretty!

Hopefully someone can post pics.

piglet33
04-13-2010, 02:53 PM
Here is a pic of the bronze ones.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/rcalderaro/fitflops.jpg

MickeyMomOfThree
04-13-2010, 02:57 PM
OOOOh, I love the bronze ones. I mostly wear black but those are really cute!!! Thanks

ceecee
04-13-2010, 03:32 PM
They are SO cute, I must look for a pair when we go next month. Thanx for the photo!

Pastamom
04-14-2010, 05:19 AM
So I got my Fit Flops yesterday and wore them for a couple hours to break them in . No blisters - but still waiting for the great looking legs to show up :rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2::r otfl2:

Pastamom
04-14-2010, 05:21 AM
Here is a pic of the bronze ones.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/rcalderaro/fitflops.jpg

VERY CUTE!!!! I know what my next purchase WDW will be:love::love::love:

Fall1
04-14-2010, 06:32 AM
The Mickey ones are SO CUTE!!!! Thanks for posting a pic....I know what my souviener will be in October!

luvdisney00
04-14-2010, 06:35 AM
LOVE these!! So cute I have to get a pair. Where can I get them? Do they have them in the resort gift shops and how much are they?

The Princess
04-14-2010, 07:00 AM
I guess I'm going to have to go to Macys today after work and get a pair!!

elgerber
04-14-2010, 07:36 AM
I just bought the Bronze Mickey ones off of e-bay, I hope they are comfy!!! They sure are cute!

piglet33
04-14-2010, 11:27 AM
LOVE these!! So cute I have to get a pair. Where can I get them? Do they have them in the resort gift shops and how much are they?

I got mine at the gift shop in AKL and paid about $50.

piglet33
04-14-2010, 11:29 AM
I just bought the Bronze Mickey ones off of e-bay, I hope they are comfy!!! They sure are cute!

I think they're comfy. I usually have problems finding shoes that are comfortable and don't give me blisters. They felt like I was walking on air as soon as I put them on. I even wore them to DHS without breaking them in with no blisters or problems. I love them. I hope they come out with more colors for the Mickey ones.

sandgrace
04-14-2010, 12:08 PM
Does anyone know if they sell the Mickey Fit Flops at Disneyland in California? Those are soooooo cute!

Also, I've never worn flip flops to the parks because I worry that they'll fall off on some of the rides. Has anyone had problems with this happening? TIA! :goodvibes

dizkids
04-14-2010, 12:43 PM
Also, I've never worn flip flops to the parks because I worry that they'll fall off on some of the rides. Has anyone had problems with this happening? TIA! :goodvibes

On Soarin they tell you take off your fitflops and leave them on the floor. My kids left their crocs and my fit flops right in front of the seats we were on. When we landed in the exact same spot we all just put them back on. Thats the only one i can think of where you might worry.

imp&pixie
04-20-2010, 10:49 AM
Does anyone know if they sell the Mickey Fit Flops at Disneyland in California? Those are soooooo cute!


I also want to know if they sell them at Disneyland. I love my Walkstar II Fit Flops but those bronze Mickey ones are adorable! I'll be in Disneyland next week and I would love to but a new pair of Mickey Fit Flops.

MapleGirl
04-20-2010, 11:33 AM
I Love my FitFlop Gogh clogs. Best shoes I've ever worn.
http://www.shoebuy.com/pi/fitfl/fitfl334352_153561_jb.jpg

Mrs. Bradbury
04-20-2010, 06:56 PM
Ladies!!!!

I got my black Mickey fitflops with Disney mail order today. OMG they are sooooo cute!!!! :lovestruc

Either I was wrong or they have changed them, because the ones I got are like the brown ones in that they have fabric straps, but they are black-on-black polka dots!!!

I could have sworn the black ones I saw last April were all shiny black, because I would have preferred black ones but I liked the fabric on the brown ones. I'm really pleased.

njsweetP
04-20-2010, 07:34 PM
Ladies!!!!

I got my black Mickey fitflops with Disney mail order today. OMG they are sooooo cute!!!! :lovestruc

Either I was wrong or they have changed them, because the ones I got are like the brown ones in that they have fabric straps, but they are black-on-black polka dots!!!

I could have sworn the black ones I saw last April were all shiny black, because I would have preferred black ones but I liked the fabric on the brown ones. I'm really pleased.

Ohhh, could you maybe post a picture? I would love to see them. I was going to get them last year and didn't:mad: These are my list for this year as a must buy! Thanks!

Mrs. Bradbury
04-21-2010, 06:58 AM
Ohhh, could you maybe post a picture? I would love to see them. I was going to get them last year and didn't:mad: These are my list for this year as a must buy! Thanks!

I actually don't have a digital camera, but maybe my daughter's cell phone will take a decent picture. That will have to wait until this evening.

If you want them, why not go ahead and get them now through mailorder? Then they will be broken in by your next trip. :teeth: They were $49.95, no tax, $9.95 shipping (which I choked on, but I needed these sandals. ;)

Mrs. Bradbury
04-21-2010, 07:01 AM
I Love my FitFlop Gogh clogs. Best shoes I've ever worn.


I bought the dark gray and dark brown felt Gogh clogs last fall and that's pretty much all I wore through the winter. Felt great, but I thought it made me look like I had Muppet feet. :laughing:

I would not buy felt ones again; we have dogs and dog hair was constantly showing up just above the sole of the shoe, in the felt. :headache: Blech!

piglet33
04-21-2010, 09:30 AM
Ladies!!!!

I got my black Mickey fitflops with Disney mail order today. OMG they are sooooo cute!!!! :lovestruc

Either I was wrong or they have changed them, because the ones I got are like the brown ones in that they have fabric straps, but they are black-on-black polka dots!!!

I could have sworn the black ones I saw last April were all shiny black, because I would have preferred black ones but I liked the fabric on the brown ones. I'm really pleased.

Oooh, I would love to see these.

Mrs. Bradbury
04-21-2010, 07:28 PM
I got my daughter to take pics, now I just have to figure out how to post them!

Okay, here goes:

http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae76/candee0512/fitflops/mickeyfitflopsbottom.jpg http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae76/candee0512/fitflops/goodmickeyonmickeyfitflops.jpg

Mrs. Bradbury
04-22-2010, 07:02 AM
*bump*

to let everyone know pics of the black ones are up, and to brag about my new mad skilz (posting pics)

The video primer of how to post pics on the Dis was great!!! Many thanks!

I really thought my daughter's Droid would take better pictures. In fact I know it does when it's something she wants to do. But she was in a hurry AND thought I had lost my mind, so . . . :rolleyes1