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When it comes to theme parks, two things are certain—you’ll have the time of your life but you’ll also do a lot of walking and standing. To help make your trip foot-pain free, here are some of our readers’ picks for the best shoes for Disney World and other Disney parks!


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Comfortable Shoes for Disney World

Written By: Michelle Nati



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Walking is as much of a certainty as Mickey Mouse is in any Disney theme park. If you’ve ever been on a vacation at one, you know just how much time you’ll spend on your feet, but you haven’t yet made the trek, we’re here to tell you wearing the right shoes is essential! 

You’ll cover a lot of ground traversing the park’s many areas, but you also do a lot of standing, particularly while waiting for the more popular rides. While we can’t tell you how to avoid them, there are recommended footwear that will make your trip easier with a little help from our readers!


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Best Sandals for Disney




Shop:  Nordstrom | Zappos


Naot Sabrina Arch Support Sandals


If your feet swell in the heat, you know how important it is to have comfortable footwear to let them breathe. That’s where Naot comes in—the brand makes the best walking shoes for Disney that fit like a glove and have the arch support you need while on the move. One reader who took on the park for four days in a row said, “Naot Sabrinas are crazy comfortable!”


These are the best and cutest walking shoes for travel!




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Vionic Rest Kirra Tan Sandals


If you have foot issues like plantar fasciitis, Vionic has you covered with the best shoes for walking around Disney.  Readers say the Kirra is extremely comfortable to wear all day, especially in hot weather. 

Whether you’re window shopping on Main Street U.S.A. or making your way over to Space Mountain, these sandals will exceed all your footwear expectations. They are great for high arches and look adorable to boot!


TFG readers are ALWAYS recommending Vionic for comfortable shoes. Whether it’s sandals, sneakers, or boots, here are their top picks!




Shop: Taos | Zappos


Taos Womens Trulie Comfortable Sandal


The elegant Taos Trulie will get you and your feet across the Disney parks in comfort and chic style. They feature an ankle strap with adjustable hook and loop closure strap for an easy on and off and padded contoured cork footbed for added comfort and shock absorption. One reader says, “They are super cute. They’re adjustable, so their arch height and foot width are accounted for.” TFG’s editor walked all over Europe in these, too!


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Shop: Nordstrom | Zappos


Sofft Mirabelle Platform Sandals


This lightweight and flexible Sofft Womens Mirabelle Sandals marries style and comfort with ease. Its cushioned insole has arch support to keep you comfy while giving you a lift. The adjustable hook-and-loop strap keeps you secure so you don’t have to worry about your shoes slipping off while walking up Disneyland.




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Ecco Flowt Strap Sandals


The last thing anyone wants while at a Disney theme park is nasty blisters from poorly fitting shoes, but if you own a pair of Ecco sandals, painful feet will be a distant memory! They are lightweight, soft, and make walking an actual pleasure. Highly comfortable, hardwearing, light, and flexible sole to accommodate your feet comfortably if they do swell.

One reader says, “I walk, hike, and even paddle with my Eccos. I’ve had them for years, and I wear them every day.” If they can withstand the great outdoors, you know they can hold up on your Disney adventures!


Take a look at this Ecco shoes review to find out which style would work best for you!




Shop:  Macy’s


Skechers Meditation-Studio Kicks Thong Sandal


Who says you can’t wear these while touring the Magic Kingdom? These shoes by Skechers hit all the marks when it comes to comfort, perhaps due to their construction from rubber and stretchable jersey. One reader says they are her favorites to walk long distances in, while another calls them “amazing” for getting around the Disney parks.


If you want MORE of this brand, check out our post on the best Skechers for all occasions—from boots, sneakers, to sandals!




Shop: Amazon


Ugg Zayne Slingback Sandal


Ugg is a shoemaker whose name is synonymous with comfort, and nowhere is this more evident than in the Zayne sandal. Readers give them huge points for long hours of wear and stylish versatility. 

With their high arch support and padded insoles, the longer you wear them, the better they fit! With this sandal, you’re getting footwear that will last as long as you do.


Here are comfortable walking sandals that are stylish, too!




Shop: Zappos | Dick’s Sporting Goods


Birkenstock Arizona Unisex Sandals


You can’t go wrong with Birkenstock in terms of keeping a spring in your every step. Readers say they are the quintessential shoe for trekking the Happiest Place on Earth. One reader, who wore them all over Disneyland last summer, says, “I never had any problems! My other sandals and Nikes stayed in the suitcase the entire six days we were there.”


If you’re looking for Birkenstocks sandals or similar styles, we picked out our favorites for you!



Best Flip-Flops for Disney




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OLUKAI Ohana W Beach Sandals


Not every flip-flop will take you through days of walking around the Disney theme parks, but this one does and will become a quick favorite! They’re true to size, and unlike other thongs, they’re great for foot and ankle ailments in terms of arch support.

They come in many colors and pair wonderfully with every outfit, from chambray shorts and a tee to a pretty, printed romper. As one reader succinctly puts it, “Olukai’s are awesome.”


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Shop: Nordstrom | Zappos


FitFlop iQushion Flip Flop Sandals


Plantar fasciitis sufferers are generally encouraged not to wear thong sandals, but when it comes to these shoes by FitFlop, your arches will be happy campers at the end of the day.

Readers say this is one of the few shoes they do not feel heel pain in and several travelers who have vacationed at Disney highly recommend them. One says, “I was six months pregnant and my heels hurt so much! I went into a shop, saw these, and remembered a friend raving about them. I bought them, my heel pain went away, and I was able to enjoy my day!


Take a look at the most comfortable flip flops!




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Crocs Kadee II Lightweight Sandals


Crocs flip flops are the shoe that will do you right as you make your way from Epcot to Disney World and back again! One reader says they took her comfortably through several days at Disney and Universal, with no adverse effects, and she loves their many color and style options. For go-to shoes on your summer adventure, Crocs are it!


Check out what our readers voted as the best womens flip flops!



Best Sport Sandals for Disney




Shop: Zappos


Skechers On-The-go 600-Brilliancy Sport Sandal


The Skechers On The Go sandals has all the comfort features you’ve come to know and love from this iconic brand yet looks good to wear everywhere, from the Pirates of the Caribbean ride to its adjacent Blue Bayou restaurant. One reader counts this shoe as her favorite saying, “I’ve tried a lot of different shoes for Disney and landed back at a pair of Skechers flats. Super comfy, easy to clean, waterproof for water rides.”




Shop: Zappos | Teva


Teva Tirra Waterproof Sandals


What do we love about the Teva Tirra, you ask? To begin with, it was designed with women’s feet in mind. It’s a practical and stylish shoe, with plenty of strap configuration options to help secure your feet and a rubble sole with good grip to keep you from making any major missteps. One reader says of the shoe, “It’s so comfortable and lightweight, and it won’t fly off if you’re on any rides.”


Take a look at these alternatives to womens sport sandals that don’t scream mountain trails!




 Shop: Amazon


Keen Venice H2 Closed Toe Sandals


For that comfortable running shoe vibe to carry you through Disney and beyond, look no further than this cute, practical shoe by Keen. Readers say they are true to size and offer a comfy feel straight out of the box and they strap on securely too, so you won’t lose them on rides. For straight up stability, the Venice H2 is quite the shoe!


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Best Sneakers for Disney




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Skechers Go Walk Joy Comfortable Sneakers


If sandals or flip-flops aren’t necessarily your thing, it doesn’t mean you have to skimp on giving your feet a treat. These sneakers by Skechers cover all the bases, giving your legs and feet enough energy for long hours walking the park.

They’re also easy to get on and they stay on. Readers say this is one of those “repeated buy” shoes—yes, they are THAT comfortable!


Find out what our readers vote as the best slip on sneakers for long sightseeing days!




Shop: Zappos | Taos


Taos Footwear Star Arch Support Sneaker


These cute sneakers by Taos may be reminiscent of what you wore in gym class but have all the comfort and support you may have missed out on back in the day. Readers rave about how light they feel and their ability to pair with any outfit. One says, “I love their inner sole. I normally have bad feet but I wore them all day at Disney World and my feet were perfect at the end of the day.”

For more sizing options, check out their website!


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Shop: Cole Haan


Cole Haan Grand Crosscourt White Sneaker


Cole Haan is known for their elegant footwear and the lightweight Grand Crosscourt II is as classic as it gets. It features a comfort footbed for superior all-day cushioning providing more support than a regular flat sneaker.

One wearer says, “I really like and enjoy wearing these cute, stylish & lightweight leather sneakers. These shoes are made of soft, good quality leather that mold to your feet as you wear them.”


Looking for some extra support? Check out our readers tried and tested recommendations for the best insoles for a day spent on your feet!



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Compass Rose Packing Cubes


How to Pack Shoes


Many of our readers use packing cubes to organize their shoes. Compass Rose packing cubes allow you to designate by number and color, so you know what’s in each bag, even when you use them as a shoe carrier.

We put together a five-part YouTube series showing you the different methods to use packing cubes. If you use this specific packing strategy, they can also compress your belongings. This is the secret to traveling carry-on only!


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