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Old 04-01-2009, 02:40 AM   #16
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on average, how many shoes do you think one would go through during one semester as a cp? for any or all roles even if you get the most comfortable and durable shoes.
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Old 04-01-2009, 08:46 AM   #17
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on average, how many shoes do you think one would go through during one semester as a cp?
I only went through one pair. Even then, they held up for some time afterwards too. But I invested in them for comfort and durability.

Some of my friends went through multiple pairs and bought new ones from Wal-Mart every few weeks.

I think I spent more up front, but saved in the long run.

I know my feet didn't hurt once I was conditioned to standing. My friends seemed to complain about their feet all of the time.
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Old 04-01-2009, 04:03 PM   #18
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For anyone who got accepted for BBB you will need plain black mary janes. I suggest starting to look now for comfortable ones because they are very hard to find.
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Old 04-01-2009, 09:56 PM   #19
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I've been really lucky. For all 4 of my roles/locations, I used the same exact shoes (black sneakers). I just used the same shoes from the previous program (until they needed to be replaced).
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:16 PM   #20
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When it says "black dress shoes" what does this entail for the ladies? It says flats are allowed--what about ballet flats (with insole inserts, of course!)? Or do they have to completely cover your foot?
It will obviously depend on where you do Merchandise, but I did my last CP in Fantasyland and I was Merch. My friend Kate and I wore black "ballet flats" because they fit very well with our bird skirts and white peasant tops. They much preferred us wearing those to sneakers in F'land, actually. It just depends on where you get placed.
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:22 PM   #21
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It will obviously depend on where you do Merchandise, but I did my last CP in Fantasyland and I was Merch. My friend Kate and I wore black "ballet flats" because they fit very well with our bird skirts and white peasant tops. They much preferred us wearing those to sneakers in F'land, actually. It just depends on where you get placed.
Ooo, when was your CP? My first CP was in Fantasyland merchandise. I refused to wear the bird skirt, though (and stuck with the green bottoms).
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I only went through one pair. Even then, they held up for some time afterwards too. But I invested in them for comfort and durability.

Some of my friends went through multiple pairs and bought new ones from Wal-Mart every few weeks.

I think I spent more up front, but saved in the long run.

I know my feet didn't hurt once I was conditioned to standing. My friends seemed to complain about their feet all of the time.
these are some of the sruff i've heard. i've heard stories where some people go through one pair of shoes while others go through about 4-5. i guess it really does depend on where you work and what you actually do at your job location. like right now i have a pair of black sneakers that i've had for about 4 years now. i just started working a few months ago. and with the things i do at work, i'm surprised my shoes haven't broken down yet.
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:11 AM   #23
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I wonder how many pair a Mousekeeper goes through. I am not looking forward to buying several pairs of shoes while I am down there. I have shoes from many years ago that I can still wear. (Keep in mind my foot hasn't grown since probably the 6th grade!)
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:38 AM   #24
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(Keep in mind my foot hasn't grown since probably the 6th grade!)
hahaha, same with me.
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:27 AM   #25
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Ooo, when was your CP? My first CP was in Fantasyland merchandise. I refused to wear the bird skirt, though (and stuck with the green bottoms).
They NEVER had pants in my size. I didn't mind the skirt, but that still made me mad, haha. My CP was August 2006 to May 2007. When was your's?!
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Just a few notes on this.

Slip-Resistant soles are recommended for all Cast Members, regardless of role. Several roles do REQUIRE Cast Members to wear shoes with Slip-Resistent soles.

I've used Shoes for Crews since I hired in with Disney (they were the Costuming-provided shoes when I worked in F&B*, and I kept them as I moved into other areas). They're quite comfortable and a good value for money, as they do keep for quite a while.

At the Walt Disney World Resort, they do have a truck that comes to backstage locations the first and third weeks of the month to sell shoes to Cast Members. In addition, WDW Cast Members recently gain the ability to pay for their shoes through payroll deductions.

https://www.shoesforcrews.com

*At the DLR, certain roles, including Food & Beverage, utilize company-issued shoes. This is not the case at WDW.
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:25 PM   #27
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They NEVER had pants in my size. I didn't mind the skirt, but that still made me mad, haha. My CP was August 2006 to May 2007. When was your's?!
It was Jan to Aug 2005.
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What kind of shoes do performers wear? Or are they provided as costume? Or what?
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Old 04-02-2009, 09:12 PM   #29
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What kind of shoes do performers wear? Or are they provided as costume? Or what?
I've heard that the shoes are provided (black sneakers), but I've also heard they have to provide their own.
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What kind of shoes do performers wear? Or are they provided as costume? Or what?
I do believe they're provided as part of the costume.
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