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Old 04-01-2013, 09:38 AM   #16
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Love my OluKai as well.
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:38 PM   #17
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Crocs Athens flip flops have always been our favorites. We can wear them at disney all day with no pain

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Old 04-01-2013, 07:15 PM   #18
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Crocs Athens flip flops have always been our favorites. We can wear them at disney all day with no pain

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Exactly what I was going to say. Also have another pair that I think were called Flipswitch (I could be wrong), Cross switch? also by crocs, comfiest things ever!! Much comfier than traditional crocs and they are very comfy.

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Old 04-01-2013, 08:32 PM   #19
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I wore my old navy flip flops and I had no problems at all... I also use band-aids blister blocker on the parts that would possibly rub.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:50 PM   #20
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When I went last February, I chose awful shoes. Or maybe I was just not used to being on my feet so much. I was in some serious pain, though. On day 3 or 4, I bought a pair of the Crocs Mickey flip flops. They helped get me through it.

However, over last summer, they were a back saver for me. I have spinal arthritis in my lumbar and c-spine both. For the summer, we did season passes to a small semi-local theme park. We did a LOT of walking, a lot of time on my feet, and my back rarely hurt at all if I wore my crocs.

Not sure if they're better than or even equal to the brands others have mentioned, as I've never tried them. However, they worked great for me when I started off wearing them before my feet were killing me.

After I got home from Disney, my feet hurt horrible for almost a week- instant pain the moment I got out of bed and stood on them. It was pretty bad. I'm pretty sure I have plantar's faciatis, but never brought it up to my doctor. I am hoping to have much better shoes next time.

I did notice once I had the crocs, that my feet didn't hurt as bad if I switched out during the day from 1 to the other.
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:38 AM   #21
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Love my OluKai as well.
I had never heard of these until this thread. I'm at the surf shop at the airport right now and they have a ton. I was drooling over all the flip flops and thinking about this thread lol.

But this trip is for college visits with DS and we are heading north so I have no business buying flip flops right now lol.
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:26 AM   #22
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I have had a pair of Teva Mush's for over 3 years...the foot area was smooth, now when I go to look for a new pair the foot area is all bumpy/cloth-like...so I got a pair of the Yellow Box flip flops instead, and they work just as good.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:03 AM   #23
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I had never heard of these until this thread. I'm at the surf shop at the airport right now and they have a ton. I was drooling over all the flip flops and thinking about this thread lol.

But this trip is for college visits with DS and we are heading north so I have no business buying flip flops right now lol.
A friend turned me on to them. I'm not a flip flop wearer ordinarily but the support on the Olukais is awesome. Wore them all vacation last year (beach/walking around town) and they are very comfortable. Cost a little more than your average flip flop but they also last longer than usual (per reviews I've read).
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:55 AM   #24
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Teva Mush Sandals are the BEST for Disney. So comfy!
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:14 PM   #25
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I don't normally like to wear flip-flops to the parks of it's going be very long day. However, I understand that it's a really great thing to have flip-flops when you're in the sun. If you are going going to be in the park for a couple of hours than I'm all for flip-flops One option is to have a pair of flip-flops a change into if you have a day back to wear. That way if you decide that your feet hurt you can put sneakers on and store the flip-flops in your bag. My feet tend to hurt after 10 hour day in the Parks not sure about the rest of you. I also tend to not feel so tired when I'm walking in sneakers for the entire day.

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Old 04-02-2013, 12:20 PM   #26
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I absolutely love my sanuks. I have tried wearing other shoes in the parks (tennis shoes, crocs, converses, etc) but I always end up switching back to my sanuks by the second day and wearing them for the rest of the trip. They are just so comfy.
Are they flip flops?
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:44 PM   #27
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I have a bad Achilles and it can cause PF type of pain or problems. The big meltdown came the summer I wore flipflops all the time, just not enough support and it was too much for my tendons. The only flips I can wear are the Crocs with cushioned sole and support. I don't like the all plastic ones but this one has a cloth type top and I love them.

http://www.crocs.com/crocs-womens-ca...ear-flip-flops

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http://www.crocs.com/on/demandware.s...h-Show?q=capri

I have worn these to WDW and really all my vacations to wear around the hotel or on short excursions. (I can not wear them for a day at the parks or heavy walking but a few hours of light or moderate walking are doable with my feet)
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:04 PM   #28
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If people insist on wearing some sort of sandal or flip flop birkenstocks or crocs are best because they are moulded with "some" support. One of the leading causes of plantar fasciitis in younger adults these days is too much flip flop use. Depending on a person's individual body mechanics it will eccentrically load your calves and (as such) achilles tendon and pull on the fascial structures throughout the foot and lower leg. I would never wear flip flops for a whole day at the parks and especially discourage children and teens from doing so. I realize runners can be hot and sweaty especially for water rides but even a built up mesh water shoe from Lands End would be better than flip flops.
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:08 PM   #29
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On my last trip, I wore my Teva Mush flip flops and they were awesome!!! The ONE and only day I wore tennis shoes, I got a blister! I wear these year round (I live in Texas) and they are the most comfy shoes I own!!
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:47 PM   #30
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I used to wear Crocs Capris, then I lost one () and got a pair that are similar, but they're all one material (so no cloth straps). Sort of like the Athens, but in the shape of the Capris. I don't see them online so I don't know what they're called.

The last time I wore them to the parks, I got blisters on the tops of my feet where the rubbery strap rubbed. This time, I plan to bring them still, but I'm going to switch each day with a pair of Sanuk Yoga Mat flip flops. They're super comfy and the straps are soft, so I think (hope) it will be okay.

And bringing some cozy Minnetonka "fur"-lined moccasin slippers for when we're back at the room.
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