• On Jan 26, 2019
    Heather from WA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    OK, best shoes to wear at Disney World. I know we will be doing a lot of walking. I would love some name brand advice. We have teens and adults. Are sandals a complete no go?

    Hi Heather!  I can't even tell you how excited I am to answer your question about shoes at Walt Disney World Resort, two of my very favorite things! 

    You are correct; a Walt Disney World vacation does involve a lot of time on your feet. You will want something supportive and comfortable.  Athletic shoes generally fit the bill, but in warmer months they can be hot and sweaty, leading to blisters.  Also, since you'll be visiting during summer you will want to be prepared for the occasional Florida downpour.  Soggy sneakers are definitely no fun!  Many guests combat the heat and rain by wearing flip-flops, but I find they are slippery in the rain and not supportive enough for walking all day.

    My perfect park shoes are Keen sandals.  I would describe them as a waterproof hiking sandal.  They are kind of rugged looking, so maybe not the cutest shoe in my closet, but I have walked miles in them with no issues.  Keens are available in men's, women's, and kid's styles, and the best part is they are machine washable!  I have worn my Keen Whisper sandals fresh out of the box without needing to break them in.

    My Moms Panel friends also recommend their favorites: Havaianas are preferred by Julie (who suggests stopping by the store in Disney Springs), Angie loves her Teva sandals, and Eean and Rayna both like Crocs.  Rayna prefers the Kadee and Eve ballet flat styles.  Quite a few of us also wear TOMS in the parks when the weather is dry and not too hot. 

    I hope that helps!  If you need information about my other favorite topic, ice cream, please write back!

    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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