Did you know that the average park guest walks 10 miles per day at Disney World? That is a TON of walking. And when you think that you will probably be at the parks for more than one day, you are going to want to make sure that you pack the best shoes for Disney World.
Choosing the Best Shoes for Disney World
When it comes to choosing the best shoes for Disney World, there are many things to consider.
- Since you are going to be in Florida, where it is hot most days, choose a shoe that allows your feet to breath. Look for shoes that have air venting and are light in color so they reflect the sun.
- Shoes that have built in arch support will allow your legs and feet to remain cramp free. Walking all day can really wear out your feet, but if you have the right support, your feet and legs will be able to withstand all that movement.
- Avoid wearing cute leather sandals or heels. You are going to be standing in lines, rushing from one place to another and will even have to walk on slanted walkways. You really don’t want to twist your ankle at the Disney parks!
- If you are planning to ride any of the water rides at Disney (Splash Mountain, Kali River Rapids, etc), your feet will get wet. Don’t wear shoes that you don’t want to get wet. Choosing a shoe that dries fast is the best choice.
Three Best Shoes to wear to Disney World
We’ve been to Disney World more than the average person and have worn all different types of shoes to test out how they withstand a Disney trip. These are the top three shoes I feel are truly the best shoes for Disney World trips.
Skecher GoWalks are my go-to shoe for any time I know I will be on my feet for many hours. They are my TOP pick for best shoe for Disney World because they are honestly the only shoe I have ever worn for up to 14 hours that didn’t cause me a blister.
I love the fact that they are lightweight and can be slipped on and off without trouble. The fabric is breathable and dries easily and the bottoms of Skecher GoWalks have mulit-directional traction which means they will keep you from slipping on most uneven surfaces.
Our second favorite shoes for Disney World are actually my number one pick for the shoes kids should wear to Disney. Keen Newport shoes are a great option for people who want to wear sandals. These Keen sandals have cushioned foot beds and since they are sandals, your feet will be able to breath. I prefer a closed toe sandal for Disney because you are less likely to injure your toes.
Keen even has a hybrid shoe that is part sandal, part sneaker. The Uneek has a lightweight midsole with a high -traction rubber bottom.
For our third choice, we have selected the Jambu Bleeker. Like Keen’s Uneek, these are a hybrid shoe. These slip on shoes are waterproof, have an EVA insole and weigh in at just under 9 ounces!
This means that they will be superlight on your feet while also giving your the structure and support you need to walk from sun up to sun down!
No matter which shoes you decide to wear to Disney World, make sure that you break them in ahead of time! If you are buying new shoes for your Disney trip, wear them 1-2 weeks prior to leaving so that you know they will be comfy and ready for your full days of walking in the Disney parks.
Do you have a favorite shoe to wear to Disney World? What is it?