Disney Quick Tips – Wear shoes that are already broken in!

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The average guest visiting Disney can easily walk up to 10 miles a day!  Don’t believe me?  Snap on a pedometer and see how far you go in a day.

This amount of walking can bring on some uncomfortable problems – especially for those that are not used to walking this far (i.e – your kids!).

Here are some suggestions to keep your family comfortable and blister-free on your upcoming trip:

1.  Wear old shoes.  Comfortable old shoes, that is.  A trip to Disney is NOT the time to break in new tennies, crocs, or sandals.

2.  Do not wear flip flops.  I don’t care how much of a beach bum you are…by the time you hit mile 2, those flip flops are going to be KILLING your feet.

3.  Bring bandaids and moleskin in your backpack.  Moleskin is a product you can buy at WalMart that is used by hikers, runners, and walkers everywhere.  It is soft and cloth like on one side and adhesive on the other.  It is useful for blisters that have not yet fully formed, are popping up, or have ripped open.

4.  Pick a shoe with an arch and use athletic socks.

5.  Give your feet a break every so often…heck, those benches are there for a reason!

6.  Do not let this be the first time that crocs have been worn by you or your kids.  Some people swear by them and can walk all day long in them.  Make sure that you are one of those people!  Mickey crocs are adorable and your kids will love them…just make sure you give them time to try them out before your trip.

In case of any sort of medical crisis, you can find refuge at any First Aid station in the parks.  There is one in each and every park.


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9 thoughts on “Disney Quick Tips – Wear shoes that are already broken in!

  1. However – please check you kids shoes because I did not one trip (they were well worn) & my poor boys had both worn the inside of the backs off & blisters developed 🙁

  2. I love using the Bandaid Friction Block stick. It’s so much better than waiting on your feet to start hurting. I lather up my feet before hand and NEVER get blisters or sore feet. It’s also so tiny I carry it with me in the park when someone in our group has shoe problems.

  3. I totally agree about utilizing the strollers – mine used the Disney ones until they were 7!! I am only 4’10” and have SERIOUSLY considered climbing in myself a time or two! They were never overtired or cranky and we never got a strange glance. Strongly recommend using a stroller for as long as possible!

  4. I just bought I new pair of shoes and I have been wearing them everyday so that they are broken in for my trip in 2 weeks 🙂

  5. We start walking every day a couple of months before our trip so that when we go, our girls are used to walking quite a bit. Plus, it’s just good exercise! As we walk around our neighborhood, we pretend that we are in the parks and name different rides that we are “passing by”. The girls enjoy it better than just plain walking.

  6. I have terrible knees and need shoes with support. I was afraid my running shoes would be too hot, so I wore my Croc flip flops all five days at the parks last week. Loved it. I had great support and cushion, but my feet weren’t hot. My husband and son switched out their shoes a few days (wearing broken in pairs), and still needed to use Moleskin, and both complained of tired feet. My feet were tired from walking, but never hurt or got sore. I saw people wearing ridiculous shoes – everything from $1 flip flops to high heels. I was happy with my boring black Croc flip flops!

  7. I wore broken-in sneakers but still got the blisters. 🙁 So worth it though! lol In reply to betsyh, I totally agree! We bought a tandem stroller just for our Disney trip, one of the sit and stands. Our girls are almost 3 and 7 years old. It was such a great thing! They took turns sitting and standing and we never once heard them complain about being tired. 🙂

  8. I would also suggest that if you’re a newbie to Disney, children who normally don’t use strollers anymore might benefit. Mine is 5 and I don’t see us not using a stroller at Disney anytime soon. It makes me so angry to see exhausted kids being dragged along by parents who didn’t think.

  9. Blister bandaids are fantastic.They work better than moleskin. They stay on in water and you don’t remove till they fall off. Only ones I use on blisters. They have them shaped for toes and heels.

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