This is a really popular question so I thought you might like it if I put together a list of my favorites and the best shoes to wear at Walt Disney World!
First off, we recommend all you ladies out there stay away from heels! It still ceases to amaze me the number of tall pumps I see some ladies wearing around the parks. I can barely make it through a day in the office, let alone a 6-mile day at Disney World!
Most importantly wear what you feel comfortable in. We all have a go-to shoe that we love to wear all the time because they are easy and comfortable. For me, it’s my Sanuk’s, for you, it may be something else.
Lastly, don’t forget to have some fun! Disney World is the place where it is okay to dress up with ears on top of your head every day. Have no fears in breaking out your brightest, boldest shoe at Disney! We have included a few fun ones on the list!
Shoes for Walt Disney World
Vans recently released a whole collection of Disney Vans and we are in love with them! They are cute stylish and represent some of our favorite Disney films. To see them all go here!
Toms Shoes are simple and comfy. They dry out quick but I still recommend flip-flops over these guys for rainy park days. They fold almost flat so they won’t take up much space in your luggage. Plus, they support a good cause. Tom’s has the one to one promise. For every shoe you buy they donate a pair to a child in need! To see all the options check it out here. Fun tip: If you bring a pair of new Tom’s with the tags still on them to Curl in Disney Springs they will custom paint Disney designs on them for you!
Asics are my go-to for a long day in the parks. You just can’t beat the comfort that Asics offer. I also find I don’t get blisters like I would with some other brands. Plus, they have tons of fun color combos!
I own far too many of these Sanuk Yoga Slings. I LOVE them! They are my summer Disney shoe. With the summer here in Florida, it rains and these guys are perfect, the yoga mat bottoms dry out fast! Plus I like wearing flip-flops in the summer because my feet swell up in hot sneakers and then hurt from being trapped inside a shoe. Check out all the colors and patterns for this shoe here.
Recently, Keds released a Disney line of shoes and it has been added to my wish list. They have several designs each one cuter than the next. To see all the design shop here!
Enjoy the inspiring colors, unusual sweet flavor, comfort, and style of this Melissa shoe.
You may recognize Melissa from Disney Springs. At the store, they also feature their collection of Disney ballet shoes. These flats bring you comfort along with some great Disney style.
Something look familiar with the design of these sneakers? While Adidas didn’t intend for these to be Disney inspired they sure do remind us of Epcot’s shining star, Spaceship Earth.
Training for Walking at Disney World
If you do decide to pick up some new kicks for your Disney vacation make sure you break them in first! I think a month of wear is a solid amount to make sure your shoes are ready for Disney World.
Overall, I think a Disney trip can be compared to running a marathon. Without training, you are going to have some sore feet and finding yourself miserable by lunchtime. To help prepare your body and feet, try adding extra steps to your everyday routine as soon as you book that trip. It can be as simple as walking a lap around your work building on your lunch break or taking the whole family for a walk after dinner.
In one park day, you can easily walk eight miles! If you have a fitness tracker you use, like an Apple Watch or FitBit you can see what your current activity is at and use that the one to judge how much you need to train before your vacation.
Shoe Tips During your Disney Vacation
You may have already heard of, or even use, a product called BodyGlide. It’s an anti-friction stick and it prevents blister and chafing. It’s why it made our list of What to Buy Before your Disney Vacation. This product saved me more than once on a Disney vacation. In order to use simply apply to any area that can be affected by friction, toes, heel, between your thighs, or even under your bra straps, it’s safe to use anywhere.
What to Do if you Get a Blister at Disney
If you follow all of our steps above and still end up with a blister don’t panic. First and foremost do not pop your blister if it hasn’t popped on its own. The skin is actually keeping infection out and protecting you. The best thing to do it cover it with a blister pad, which if you don’t have access to a band-aid will suffice as a backup. The blister pads just offer you extra cushioning versus a band-aid.
What are your go-to park shoes? Do you think something else should be on our list of the best shoes to wear to Disney World? Let me know I love hearing from you guys! Also, don’t forget to read What to Buy Before your Disney Vacation so you can save money on your vacation. If you are still in the planning process we recommend you order your FREE Disney Vacation Planning Video.
This is a really popular question so I put together a list of Best Shoes to Wear at Walt Disney World!