Your Feet Will Thank You for Using This Shoe Hack in Disney World

One thing about Disney World is that all the magical fun requires lots and lots and LOTS of walking.

Disney World requires a LOT of walking!

I mean, Disney World is spread out over 43 square miles. Throughout a full park day, you could easily walk 15 miles or more. This puts some serious strain on the feet if you aren’t already used to walking those distances. Even if you are used to walking those distances, it can still be pretty painful if you don’t take proper precautions. One cool thing about being a Disney Adult AND a distance runner is that I’ve learned the BEST hacks about protecting your feet at Disney World. Let’s talk about it!

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Let’s start with the fact that you should never, ever, ever neglect your feet. Healthy feet will promote healthy legs which will promote a healthy body overall — which can help keep you movin’ and groovin’ for years to come. It’s so important to take care of your feet if you’re at Disney World often, not just for day-of comfort, but for long-term mobility.

Here are some of the BEST tips for making sure your feet are happy and healthy while walking all those magical miles throughout the Disney parks.

Grab Hydrocolloid Bandages


Hydrocolloid bandages work with your body’s natural healing processes by trapping in good bacteria while keeping bad bacteria OUT. These bandages are meant to be worn for days at a time, so you don’t have to worry about them rubbing off or having to change them at night. We love the BandAid Hydro Seal ones.

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Grab some shoe covers! 


Waterproof shoe covers are a great way to ensure that you aren’t walking around in soggy tennis shoes all day if it rains or if you go on a water ride. These are easy to slide over your sneakers and zip up so that water stays out. The grippy bottoms will help ensure that you don’t slip!

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DON’T wear the same shoes throughout your trip.

While it’s much more convenient to simply wear the same sneakers each day of your trip, those feet need to BREATHE.

Switching to sandals occasionally throughout your trip is a great way to prevent bacteria build-up.

Walking around in hot, sweaty shoes and socks day after day can be just as bad as walking around in rain-soaked shoes. Grabbing a comfortable sandal or recovery slide is a great way to let your feet breathe, help YOU stay cool, and will prevent a build-up of bacteria on those feet!

Grab some FootGlide


Just like we recommend chafing sticks, a similar product is FootGlide which is the same product but for your feet. It reduces friction in order to avoid blisters! Put this along your arches, the sides of your toes, or your heel.

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Size UP!

When you’re walking a lot, especially if you’re walking quickly, your feet slide forward in your shoes whether you notice it or not.

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However, after a long day of it happening, you’ll definitely notice. Your toes will feel sore, and you might even experience pain in your toenails if they aren’t trimmed down to be very short. Sizing up by a half-size in tennis shoes is a great way to ensure you have extra room. However, sizing up by more than a half size could cause extra friction and blisters.

Get Fitted For Shoes

We could recommend our favorite tennis shoes to you all day long, but it won’t do any good. Why? Because our bodies are all different! What works for me might not work for everyone on the team here at AE, and it also might not work for you.

Make sure you’re comfy on those long walks at Disney World

Getting fitted for a shoe at your local running store will ensure that you get the best shoe for YOUR foot and stride.

We’ll continue to keep you updated with more Disney news and advice, so make sure to follow along for more!

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3 Replies to “Your Feet Will Thank You for Using This Shoe Hack in Disney World”

  1. In 2021, on a 2 week trip, I had HORRIBLE blisters on my front pads (below my toes). This time, on another 2 week trip, I used Foot Glide and moleskins for a sensitive spot I missed one morning. NO BLISTERS!!!!!!

  2. I’ve used Foot Glide for the last few trips. I always wear Teva sandals, usually new ones, and I’ve never gotten a blister even after 2 straight weeks of all the amusement parks in Orlando. That stuff is fantastic!

  3. Yeah I am between an 11.5 and 12 and last year I got some ultra high end Nike running shoes a half size big and my toes got blisters. Be careful of TOO much room also.