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sandals or sneakers?

I've gone back and forth through the years on footwear in the parks. I try to stick with breathable and easily dry-able, usually, but that's included Tevas, crocs, and, now, well-constructed flip flops. I know other folks swear by sneakers and won't do anything else.

What are your preferences and what brands do you like?

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bali wrote:
I've gone back and forth through the years on footwear in the parks. I try to stick with breathable and easily dry-able, usually, but that's included Tevas, crocs, and, now, well-constructed flip flops. I know other folks swear by sneakers and won't do anything else.

What are your preferences and what brands do you like?

I can NOT deal with flip flops. They chafe me in all the wrongs places. I think it's a vicious cycle:

I never wear flip flops because they chafe -> flip flops chafe because I never wear them.

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I've got some fisherman's sandals I bought from Journey that are the absolute most comfortable shoes in the history of mankind.

Other than that, REEBOKS!

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I've got some fisherman's sandals I bought from Journey that are the absolute most comfortable shoes in the history of mankind.

Hmm. Would love a link/picture if you've got it. We're looking for some new ideas in park footwear.

Plus, anything that's touted as the "most 'X' in teh history of mankind" surely deserves some photo representation.

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I've got some fisherman's sandals I bought from Journey that are the absolute most comfortable shoes in the history of mankind.

Hmm. Would love a link/picture if you've got it. We're looking for some new ideas in park footwear.

Plus, anything that's touted as the "most 'X' in teh history of mankind" surely deserves some photo representation.

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I've got some fisherman's sandals I bought from Journey that are the absolute most comfortable shoes in the history of mankind.

I'll see what I can do. I'm serious. I have NO idea these things could be so comfortable. And they were something like 30 bucks.
Hmm. Would love a link/picture if you've got it. We're looking for some new ideas in park footwear.

Plus, anything that's touted as the "most 'X' in teh history of mankind" surely deserves some photo representation.

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I have been forbidden to wear open toed shoes in public. No one wants to see my hairy hobbit toes.

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What do you sneaker people do on Kali and Splash Mountain when you get wet? Just walk around in wet socks all day?

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I bring both and make an executive decision each morning, factoring in things like weather, which parks I'll be visiting, etc.

And yes, dsoup, on DAK days I almost always wear sandals because of Kali.

In either case, it's Adidas for me. I have Adidas sneakers and Adidas rubber sandals.

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In either case, it's Adidas for me. I have Adidas sneakers and Adidas rubber sandals.

Do they walk through concert doors and roam all over coliseum floors?

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In either case, it's Adidas for me. I have Adidas sneakers and Adidas rubber sandals.

Do they walk through concert doors and roam all over coliseum floors?



Of course. I'm empowered when I wear them. In fact, we slay all suckers who perpetrate and lay down law from state to state.

You think we lost anybody yet?

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In either case, it's Adidas for me. I have Adidas sneakers and Adidas rubber sandals.

Do they walk through concert doors and roam all over coliseum floors?



Of course. I'm empowered when I wear them. In fact, we slay all suckers who perpetrate and lay down law from state to state.

You think we lost anybody yet?

I hope not! Otherwise we're going to have to have a RUN-DMC education drive.

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Imagineer wrote:
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Imagineer wrote:

In either case, it's Adidas for me. I have Adidas sneakers and Adidas rubber sandals.

Do they walk through concert doors and roam all over coliseum floors?

Of course. I'm empowered when I wear them. In fact, we slay all suckers who perpetrate and lay down law from state to state.

You think we lost anybody yet?

rolling

You guys crack me up.

Regarding footwear--I usually go with sandals, though on heavy walking days I stick with the sneakers. (I won't admit that the choice of a particular outfit has more than once swayed me to choose slightly inappropriate footwear sarcastic I promise to learn my lesson.)

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Brad wrote:
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In either case, it's Adidas for me. I have Adidas sneakers and Adidas rubber sandals.

Do they walk through concert doors and roam all over coliseum floors?

Of course. I'm empowered when I wear them. In fact, we slay all suckers who perpetrate and lay down law from state to state.

You think we lost anybody yet?

rolling

You guys crack me up.

Regarding footwear--I usually go with sandals, though on heavy walking days I stick with the sneakers. (I won't admit that the choice of a particular outfit has more than once swayed me to choose slightly inappropriate footwear sarcastic I promise to learn my lesson.)

So you wear your sneakers but you're not a sneak? biggrin

Okay okay I'm done now. sarcastic

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Back to the subject! laugh

I refuse to wear Crocs, I just think they are ugly and would rather die than put them on my feet! Lol!

I'm a flip flop girl. I wear them even with jeans. Although, I gotta admit, when we were there last month, my toes got a little sore cause I hadn't worn them for months, but I dealt with it!

I usually go with flips during the day and if it is a cool night, I switch to tennis shoes w/socks. It all just depends on the season. During the summer I am purely sandals. But it all comes down to what is most comfortable to you!

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I refuse to wear Crocs, I just think they are ugly and would rather die than put them on my feet! Lol!

Obviously a woman of outstanding taste!

A fellow 'Croc critic' salutes you!
congrats

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MouseTraveler wrote:
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I refuse to wear Crocs, I just think they are ugly and would rather die than put them on my feet! Lol!

Obviously a woman of outstanding taste!

A fellow 'Croc critic' salutes you!
congrats



Now now, children, be nice to the croc-ers around here! Angel

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I've never been really clear on what the appeal is supposed to be of crocs? Can someone explain?

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I've never been really clear on what the appeal is supposed to be of crocs? Can someone explain?

Thing I hear from every single person that wears them is that they are incredibly comfortable.

There has to be SOMETHING positive about them! laugh

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MouseTraveler wrote:
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I've never been really clear on what the appeal is supposed to be of crocs? Can someone explain?

Thing I hear from every single person that wears them is that they are incredibly comfortable.

There has to be SOMETHING positive about them! laugh

WHAT, I ask you, is BETTER than a uniform piece of *space-age* plastic that cradles your little feetsies, molds itself to your unique bone structure, makes you feel as though you are lighter than air, accomplishes feats (no pun intended) of wonder that NO SHOE HAS DONE BEFORE?!?

(to be clear, I traded in my full-size crocs for croc flip flops...but I'm still in crocs!)

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I hear you can get away from crocs by Zigging and Zagging! biggrin

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I love Keen Newport sandals. They are kind of a cross between sandals and sneakers. The toes are closed in (for the hobbit-toed among us or for protection wink ). The sides are somewhat open and no socks are needed. They have a lot of support. They are the only shoes I've worn at WDW that have left my calves not aching. They have an H2 model that is more waterproof, but the regular ones dry pretty quickly.

I am not tech savvy enough to post pics but just google them or try zappos. They are around $90 and run a 1/2 size small.

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Hi,

I wear Nike sneakers.

Jim

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dopeynme wrote:
I love Keen Newport sandals.
I am not tech savvy enough to post pics but just google them or try zappos. They are around $90 and run a 1/2 size small.


Here ya go! I've heard a lot about Keens, and actually just googled them yesterday to get an idea of the styles they have. Seems like this might be next in my natural progression of Disney World shoes. (Welcome to the site, Dopeynme!!)

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Hi,

I wear Nike sneakers.

Jim

Tried and true, my friend. I usually go with sneakers in the winter months and different types of sandals in the summer.

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For me, it's always sneaks in the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Disney's Hollywood Studios, but as for Disney's Animal Kingdom (which has Kali River Rapids), I wear water aerobics shoes - they're more breathable than sneaks and they allow me to ride the rapids without pity.

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For me, it's always sneaks in the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Disney's Hollywood Studios, but as for Disney's Animal Kingdom (which has Kali River Rapids), I wear water aerobics shoes - they're more breathable than sneaks and they allow me to ride the rapids without pity.

What are water aerobics shoes? Would love another option to try.

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Usually sneakers for me. I have plantar fasciitis and hyper-pronation, so I need good shoes (and orthotics). That said, we will be bringing shoes for getting wet also.

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Usually sneakers for me. I have plantar fasciitis and hyper-pronation, so I need good shoes (and orthotics). That said, we will be bringing shoes for getting wet also.

Oh man! Food problems in disney world has to be the worst! I guess that just reinforces the nap break mid-afternoon awesome

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It's key to have a good, broken-in, pair of shoes. I once bought a new pair "for" WDW. Terrible idea.

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Bad feet sucks, just about anywhere. On top of that, I recently learned I've been wearing shoes that were too small for...oh...fifteen years or so. Was little consolation to learn that's quite common. I have a lot of shoes, relatively speaking, and now I can't wear most of them:( I'll be wearing my Brooks running shoes to WDW and carrying some 'soakable' shoes with us.

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LifeIsForLiving wrote:
Bad feet sucks, just about anywhere. On top of that, I recently learned I've been wearing shoes that were too small for...oh...fifteen years or so. Was little consolation to learn that's quite common. I have a lot of shoes, relatively speaking, and now I can't wear most of them:( I'll be wearing my Brooks running shoes to WDW and carrying some 'soakable' shoes with us.

NO kidding. I was getting calcium deposits on my feet for a while, and that pain just radiates through your body when it's on a place that carries your weight! I haven't heard of Brooks, but I'll check them out.

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