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Old 02-24-2008, 02:21 PM   #1
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best shoes to walk all around disney

i know i've heard a lot about Crocs. but boy are they ugly....lol! and from the looks of them they don't look that comfortable. can anyone recommend their favorite shoes to wear walking around the park and where you got them and how much they were?
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Old 02-24-2008, 02:25 PM   #2
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I know you said shoes, but I love sneakers when it comes to Disney.
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Old 02-24-2008, 02:31 PM   #3
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shoes....sneakers....whatever works. I just want to know what people find to be the best for them
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Old 02-24-2008, 02:32 PM   #4
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i had no problem with flip flops and sandals. my kiddos, who did a lot of stroller riding, wore sandals and crocs. dh wore his running shoes...
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Old 02-24-2008, 02:33 PM   #5
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Crocs. You may think they're ugly- I personally love the way they look- but aside from that,they are probably the most comfortable shoe any in our family has ever worn. More comfortable than my various Birkenstocks(and I do think those are homely )
We all wear nothing but crocs-
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Old 02-24-2008, 02:33 PM   #6
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Crocs are the way to go. Our Dillard's just had some on clearance for $7.98.
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Old 02-24-2008, 02:35 PM   #7
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sneakers w/ socks or crocs w/ socks are really quite comfortable. DH likes flip flops and the kids will walk miles in sandals but I'm not really sure how comfortable they really are.

But a good pair of jogging shoes with socks is a safe bet.
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Old 02-24-2008, 02:38 PM   #8
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Asics Gel

I have always lived in Nike sneakers, and they're great shoes. But this last time I got sneakers, the sales-girl said that everybody at that store wears Asics. They work on their feet all day, and she said Asics were the only shoes that kept their feet comfortable all day. So, I decided to try on a pair of Asics and walked around the store for a while- OMG! These are the most amazingly comfortable shoes I've ever had on my feet. And, the comfort lasts all day long!! I had sore feet a few days ago, due to a very hard day the day before. I got up, put on my Asics, and the pain in my heels started to tone down. By the afternoon, my feet were about painless. You can believe that next time I go 'home', I'm wearing my Asics!!
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Old 02-24-2008, 02:38 PM   #9
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Crocs- definitely.

You will get over the ugliness of them once you wear them for a day...

Even better than Crocs?

DISNEY CROCS!!!!
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Old 02-24-2008, 02:50 PM   #10
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I love my Keens. I used to love Crocs, but now I love Keens!
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Old 02-24-2008, 02:55 PM   #11
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I second the Asics! I have the Gel Nimbus and they are awesome! I rotate between those and Saucony Gels for daily work (i have a home daycare) and both are nice. I plan on getting a new pair of Asics soon to break in before our June trip.
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Old 02-24-2008, 02:59 PM   #12
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I can't wear Crocs for more then about half an hour.... (SOrry but cheap rubber shoes don't agree with my feet)

I have Brooks running shoes and a pair of Ecco Sandels. Either one of those work great for me.

The BEST advice, go try shoes on. Then wear them. Do not arrive in Disney with those "cute Mickey Mouse Crocs" thinking you will wear them if you have not worn them a LOT at home. Same goes for any shoes. WDW is not the place to discover those "adoreable" shoes hurt!!!
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Old 02-24-2008, 03:50 PM   #13
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For us, the trick is to have two good pairs of sneakers and rotate shoes.
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Old 02-24-2008, 03:54 PM   #14
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You know after reading on the disboards that Crocs were just the best thing that has ever been made for feet, I went out and purchased a pair.
WHAT A MISTAKE!! I wore them for ONE day and I got a blister on top my foot. UGH, all that money for one day. I do NOT recommend Crocs, I did better with my regualar flip flops that I wear all the time, and we went almost everday for TWO weeks. I say, wear what you normally do!
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Old 02-24-2008, 04:00 PM   #15
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Either Reefs or the Croc Flip-flops. I'm a flip-flop girl who's feet hurt too much in sneakers. Yes, I have really bizarre tan lines on my feet, but comfort is the key.

Just to give you an idea as to me and the sneakers not working, Thanksgiving I alwasy have a fresh pair of socks and either crocs or a slip on sneaker waiting to put on after I finish the parade, I just can't stand to be in sneakers for more than an hour or two at a time.
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