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Old 04-17-2010, 05:27 PM   #16
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Just bought a couple new pairs of Reebok DMX walking sneakers (they have to have the air pockets in the heel and ball of the foot)!!!! Wouldn't wear anything else. Have suffered for a year and a half with plantar faciitis and can't wear anything else. All ready for my upcoming trip in 15 days.
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Old 04-17-2010, 06:20 PM   #17
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I think alternating shoes is best. I pronate (or is it supinate) or walk on the outside edges of my feet. After many trips to the park I have found the best combination is Tevas, Crocs, and Vibram 5 fingers. If you have never seen the Vibrams they are crazy looking. You are basically bare footed, which many people will tell you is the way to go. I wore them all over Epcot one day and felt great.
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Old 04-21-2010, 01:47 PM   #18
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I think alternating shoes is best. I pronate (or is it supinate) or walk on the outside edges of my feet. After many trips to the park I have found the best combination is Tevas, Crocs, and Vibram 5 fingers. If you have never seen the Vibrams they are crazy looking. You are basically bare footed, which many people will tell you is the way to go. I wore them all over Epcot one day and felt great.
My daughter absolutely LOVES her Vibram 5 fingers. They are very odd looking but she says that they are comfy and that's all that matters.

Has anyone ever tried KEEN Mystics? They look like they'd be comfy and cool.
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Old 04-21-2010, 08:59 PM   #19
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I just checked out the Vibram 5 fingers, those are the oddest looking shoes!!! I don't think I could bring myself to wear those! I am a Merrell's fan, but want to try Chaco's this summer. I have heard rave reviews on them.
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Old 04-21-2010, 10:54 PM   #20
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I think alternating shoes is best. I pronate (or is it supinate) or walk on the outside edges of my feet. After many trips to the park I have found the best combination is Tevas, Crocs, and Vibram 5 fingers. If you have never seen the Vibrams they are crazy looking. You are basically bare footed, which many people will tell you is the way to go. I wore them all over Epcot one day and felt great.
My hubby was considering getting those Vibrams, and I talked him out of it just for our trip because I was afraid he'd end up with sore feet. Now I feel really bad- he bought Teva's. I do know that he is planning on getting a pair of five fingers soon! He's heard such good things about them.
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Old 04-21-2010, 11:01 PM   #21
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I wear sneakers and moisture wicking socks. We were there the 3rd week of August last year, hotter than normal August and guess what? We were hot and sweaty and the only dry and cool were our feet!!! Dry and comfortable feet!
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Old 04-22-2010, 06:53 AM   #22
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I am a nurse and work 15 hr days and I wear crocs!My feet do hurt by the end of the day but not nearly as bad as days I have worn my running shoes!I am going to wear my crocs to the parks this yerar.I dont know why I havent in the past.I love love love my teva flip flops have 5 different pairs they are so squishy and comfy but I get blisters if I walk all day in a park in them!
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Old 04-22-2010, 06:04 PM   #23
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I pack my Crocs and my broken in running shoes. I usually alternate days, but prefer the Crocs.
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Old 04-23-2010, 02:30 PM   #24
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Rockport walking shoes...

here is the link on zappos:
http://www.zappos.com/rockport-astride-white

I have both the white & black shoes. Read the description and note the amount of feedback for this specific shoe (more than any other Rockport walking shoe).

Years ago I did the Nike/Adidas/Reebox etc. within the 40-50 range. With age comes wisdom and experience...so thankfully I made the investment in my poor aching feet.

As other PP's suggest, I alternate the shoes each day so they get a "rest".

I'm about 6 weeks away from our trip to the world, and I am looking forward to the masses and the overwhelming shoe of choice: the mighty flip flop.

Chances are if you see a middle-aged man shaking his head in amazement, it might be me.
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Old 05-30-2010, 06:06 AM   #25
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For the summer, I found the crocs cleos to be ther most comfortable. I brought 2 prs. on the last trip plus other shoes and ended up wearing only he cleos. They look flimsy, but they give so much support I can walk all day and my feet don't hurt and they never give me blisters. I have teva mush and I find them comfy, but too soft for walking all day. My 15 yo DD however thinks they are the best thing for the parks. DH wears crocs clogs and loves them. Experiment before your trip and find out what works for you.
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Old 05-30-2010, 12:51 PM   #26
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I love my crocs. I was skeptical at first, but they were comfortable, kept my feet cool in the summer heat, (let my feet breathe), and are great for water rides.
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Old 05-30-2010, 01:41 PM   #27
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I have been wearing broken in flip flops for the past few years. They have the cloth thong not the rubber. I bought them at Kmart years ago and find that they work best for me.
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Old 05-30-2010, 02:32 PM   #28
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those slip on sneakers you find at payless! Or flip flops course the way my family and I do disney is we start at like 8am in the parks or earlier start at the back of the park and work our way forward as the crowds come in and start at the front of the park and work their way to the back. That way we do pretty much everything withough lines by noon we go take a nap or swim eat some lunch go back to the park (we usually have hoppers) and revisit what we want to see. So we have a good break which is good on our feet :D!Always buy new socks cause their nice and fluffy when their new and buy moleskin from cvs/walgreens/band aid aisle in walmart or your grocery store it's good for cuts sores or blisters which are usually unavoidable!
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Old 05-30-2010, 03:13 PM   #29
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We wear broken in sneakers with moisture wicking socks. We were there mid August last year and while every where else on our bodies was hot and sweaty, our feet were perfectly fine. No one got a blister or even a hot spot.

At the water parks we wear water shoes from Land's End. They fit and feel like sneakers, give great support and keep your feet clean and cool. We even use them at home and at our local water park.
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:39 PM   #30
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I have some Nike flip flops that I wear the entire trip. Way more comfy than my sneakers. They are black with a hot pink swoosh.
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