Let’s Kick It: Tried & True Shoes the AllEars Team Wears to the Disney Parks

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If you’re headed to the Disney Parks there is one item of utmost importance you must pack…

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…COMFORTABLE SHOES!

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, the most important thing you need to bring to the Disney Parks is comfortable walking shoes (and a smile).

We recently asked our AllEars Team what shoes are their tried and true park kicks. These have stood the test of time through 7AM rope drops, Halloween parties until midnight, and several laps around World Showcase — and they come in a variety of styles to fit every taste!

The AllEars Team’s Favorite Disney Park Shoes

Nike Tanjun

Zappos

Tanjun literally translates to “simple” from Japanese, and that’s exactly what these babies are! These are your most basic Nikes, but they come in a variety of fun colors — and most importantly have stood up to 14 hour FastPass challenges in the parks.

adidas Superstars

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My other favorite shoes are adidas Superstars. Like the Tanjuns, they’re simple but still stylish. I own them in several colors, and they’ve survived many marathon filming sessions.

Chuck Taylor Low Top Sneaker

If you’re looking for a more stylish/hip sneaker, several members of our team swear by these low top Converses! (Wow, that made me sound much older than I am.)

Nordstrom

Clarks Arla Gibson Sandal

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While sandals aren’t usually our first recommendation, one of our team members LOVES these. She says “These are so great — the free-feel of a flip flop, but they actually have terrific support — they’re like flip flops with longevity for park distances…I buy them over and over again.”

Chaco Z/Cloud

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Another popular sandal model suggested was the Chaco Z’s! Per our writer, “This is a very big thing where I went to school, but these shoes are orthopaedic AND you get fun tan lines on your feet (unless you’re me, then they’re burn lines). There are lots of options but my favorite are the Z sandals.”

Teva Original Mush

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If you INSIST on wearing flip flops in Disney (I personally cannot when running around the way I do, but then again I am not a conventional park guest), another of our team loves these. “I’m a diehard flip flop girl in Disney. I’ve done birks but still my all times I go back to are Teva mush.”

Birkenstocks Soft Footbed Sandal

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And speaking of “Birks,” while one writer said they weren’t her fave, another swears by them. According to her, “They’re ugly but they’re the comfiest shoe on this earth.”

Ked’s Classics

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Looking for something a little dantier? Kick it old school with some Ked’s! Bonus — they have great collabs with designers like Kate Spade so they are as cute as they are functional. Our team says they use them for less extreme walking days like Disney Springs or slow strolls around a park.

MOZO Food Service Sneakers

Amazon

Prior to working for AllEars, one of our team members was a chef! (Weird, right?) Anyway, she had the genius idea to wear her no-slip, water resistant kitchen shoes to Disney and it paid off. The best part? They’ve lasted her literal YEARS so she’s only had to buy two pairs…ever.

New Balance Fresh Form Running Shoes

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Per one of our writers: “These are my favorite New Balance sneakers for heavy walking and work outs. They’re tongueless and really hug your feetsies so no rubbing/friction. Good cushion so that I never get blisters when I wear them with ankle socks!”

Ollio Ballet Flats

Amazon

One of our team members (who’s in the parks almost every day, mind you) is much better dressed than I’ll ever be, and she says these are her favorite flats!

Superfeet Insoles 

Zappos

No matter WHAT stylish kicks you decide on, you can add extra comfort by getting these incredible inserts! One of our team members said she can’t imagine going to Disney without them.

What are your favorite shoes for tackling the Disney Parks? Let us know in the comments!

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Molly is a lifelong Disney enthusiast, and former Walt Disney World Guest Relations Cast Member and tour guide. Her Walt Disney World favorites include Festival of the Lion King, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Fantasmic!, Mickey-shaped pretzels and rice krispie treats, and anything with Buzz Lightyear! She lives in Orlando with her husband (who she met in Guest Relations) and their two rescue dogs, Kronk and Cruella de Vil (Ella for short!)

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2 Replies to “Let’s Kick It: Tried & True Shoes the AllEars Team Wears to the Disney Parks”

  1. I’m shocked at all of the flat shoes with no support. I guess it’s all depending on what your feet and body are used to. I typically wear Skecher Go Run 400 for the parks. I’m a hairstylist and have been on my feet for 30 years. I wear these at work as well. I haven’t found anything bouncier, and I’ve tried them all. It’s all about that yoga (goga)mat foot bed.

  2. I bring 3 pairs of different styled shoes and swap them out every day so my feet get some variety and the shoes get to breathe.

    1) Keens Newport H2: They’re good for water ride days and they’ve got great grip. These are also my most ridged soled shoe, sometimes more structure is needed.

    2) Sketchers GoWalks. It’s become a yearly tradition to go to the Sketchers store about a month before our Disney/US trip and get the newest variety of GoWalks. They’re like walking on bouncy clouds!

    3) Never again will I go on a trip without a pair of teva original universals. Weather it’s from travel, the sudden influx of 10000 more steps daily, or just the humidity – feet start swelling. There’s nothing better than being able to loosen up the straps and have footwear that expands and contracts with your feet.