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Old 06-26-2013, 10:53 AM   #16
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Tennis shoes for us. We each bring 2 pairs so we can switch out. I've had strollers run into the back of my heels too many times to chance sandals/flip flops. I like to keep my feet protected and supported. I never noticed that my feet were uncomfortably hot and we just got back from a week at the parks.
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:37 PM   #17
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I trade off between sneakers and sandals. My feet are much happier that way.
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:28 PM   #18
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Sandals definitely...but switch

Bring multiple pairs of sandals (2-3) & swap every day. It gives your feet a break & avoids blisters. Sneakers are way too hot unless you are going in the winter months.
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:41 AM   #19
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I wear sandals. Not really good ones either. Minnetonka flip flops or Jellypop gladiator sandals. I pretty much live in them and am on my feet all day at home, so they never hurt when at WDW. You really need to consider your own comfort level. I read all these posts about blisters and cannot fathom why people would wear shoes that would give them blisters. Avoid brand new shoes unless they are a replacement for something you've been wearing.
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:52 AM   #20
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It really depends on your feet and your comfort level. I've had issues in the past with fallen arches, plantar fasciitis, etc.

I echo everyone's suggestions to switch shoes each day, it's a lifesaver.

When I travel, I wear Teva Mush sandals (if it's warm), Teva Mush slip on sneakers (I think they are ballerina style). Those are my go tos. I've also recently discovered Sketcher's GoWalk slip on sneakers which are also really great. I recently went to Italy and tried them out--feet never hurt the whole time. (I switched them day to day with my Teva sneaks)


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Old 06-27-2013, 10:24 AM   #21
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Crocs

I am 65 and have trouble with my legs and feet but I have worn Crocs every time I've been to WDW. They were great. No problem at all and we walked a lot.
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:00 PM   #22
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I always take Crocs. I never wear tennis shoes. One time I wore my most comfortable pair of Walmart flipflops and they were actually okay, but I still swear by Crocs.
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Old 07-27-2013, 08:35 AM   #23
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I switch between Fitflops & sneakers.
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Old 07-27-2013, 01:04 PM   #24
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I'm looking at Keens for this trip, along with my Crocs. Anyone have suggestions on what style you like? So far I've looked at the Bali, Newport H2, Venice, Whisper or Venice H2. There's so many, I'm not sure which to go with. I'm probably ordering from Zappos so maybe I'll get several and return the ones I don't want.
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Old 07-27-2013, 01:41 PM   #25
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I can't do sandals of any type for any significant amount of time. I bring 1 pair of sneakers, 2 pairs of slip-on Crocs boat shoes, and 1 pair of traditional Crocs when I go to WDW. It sounds like a lot, but I rotate them.
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Old 07-27-2013, 02:01 PM   #26
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Definitely bring a pair of athletic shoes. Disney is a LOT of walking 10-15 miles a day. I'm bringing my trusty pair of asics running shoes, but I'm also getting a pair of Abeo dunes h2o sandals. They're orthopedic and waterproof. I'm gonna break em in over the next month before my trip and hopefully I won't have to switch to my asics during the trip.
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:05 PM   #27
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I've done only sandals before and only tennis shoes before. Tennis shoes always end up working better for me.
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:13 PM   #28
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I used to only wear sandals, but even the most comfortable sandals were not very comfortable by the end of the day. So this summer undecided to wear my reebok zigs in the parks and I was entirely pain free all day. And when I say all day I'm talking 8am till about midnight. And I suffer with foot pain on a daily basis. I call them my magic shoes.
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:39 PM   #29
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I usually take at least 3 pairs of very comfortable, tested shoes. A good athletic pair ( Clarks), comfortable, spongy flip flops, and another open toe type sandal, like Merrell's or Clarks. Only once in ten years, I have gotten a blister.
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Personally I bring a comfortable pair of sneakers to wear on the plane ride and then if we go out to dinner at the parks, but for the most part I wear Supercloud flip-flops by Nike (I think that's what they're called?) They're comfy and provide support.
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