We’ve spent the week at Disney World  this week (lots of pics and stories to come) but I wanted to pop in and ask a vitally important question here . . . one that has confounded me for decades:

What shoes should one wear to an amusement park?

There is so much walking at Disney World. Last year my feet were hurting by day 2.  I can never figure out the best shoe wear for miles of walking while NOT wearing exercise gear. Sine I hit my 30’s I’ve found I need decent arch support and cannot simply choose whatever shoes I think are cute at a given time. My running shoes are comfortable for long-term walking but I hate the way they look with jeans. I’m sorry but it needs to be said: running shoes with jeans should not happen. Ever. Last year I wore my Reef Flip-Flops with some success, which was a surprise. I was planning to wear them again and last week at the beach they washed out into the ocean while I wasn’t paying attention. image

R.I.P., well-worn Reef sandals

Cue shoe crisis, as I was concerned about wearing new flip-flops since they seem to require some breaking-in. A friend tipped me off to Crocs Ballet Flat. While I am generally opposed to Crocs on adults (in fact I wrote a post about it here), I thought these were not entirely hideous, and they have been incredibly comfortable, even without socks . . . a nice bonus since it was so hot. Who knew? image I’m curious if there is another option I’ve been missing. What kind of shoes do you wear for long days in a theme park/zoo/public establishment with lots of walking?