Disney Theme Park Shoe Recommendations

Something all the travel specialists at Me and The Mouse Travel will suggest to clients heading to Disney theme parks, is to wear comfortable shoes. This statement can be a little vague, therefore I asked a few of the Me and The Mouse ladies to give their personal recommendations for the perfect vacation footwear.

Our first feature is from Emily Haberl. She recommends a comfortable lightweight Charm Skimmer. Perfect for the vacationer on the go, the Charm Skimmer features a mesh upper with sporty accents, ankle pull tab, mesh lining, Champion's signature Sport Comfort padded insole, and a non-marking outsole. Emily states, “It has a tread and sole similar to a tennis/running shoe but is dressy enough to make pics look good.”

Tressa Krippel, our go-to-gal for all things Disney, recommends two different shoes. “Saucony running shoes for in the parks, then a Dansko sandal back at the resort to give my feet a break and a little more arch support.”

Saucony shoes can been seen on the feet of marathon runners, cross-country addicts and adrenaline junkies alike, but they can also be used brilliantly for everyday wear. There is a wide variety of styles, sizes and colors. The shoe brand was even recently recognized as “Runner’s World” International Shoe of the Year.

Danskos can often be found on the feet of nurses, and are known for their support. Tressa wears the sandal version of this shoe to walk from her resort room to the pool. I think this is a great idea, and a far cry from the KMART flip-flop that seems to ALWAYS break when one is on vacay.

Lastly, I recommend the purchase of a pair of Keen Whispers. I love wearing Keen shoes in the parks, because they are comfortable, colorful and most of all you can get these babies wet and they dry out in no time. They are lined with neoprene so even when they are wet, they are still comfortable. They provide extra support from your usual sandal, and boasts a quick draw elastic lacing system on the front of the shoe, which accounts for all types of feet widths. Lastly, the shoe is super lightweight and features an antimicrobial/anti-odor protection. It looks good, feels great, dries quickly, and is odorless — Where do I sign up!?

Included with this blog is a picture of yours truly, with her Keens donned ready to take on The World! I’d love to hear your favorite park shoe.  Happy walking!