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Deafjeff
02-06-2012, 07:39 AM
Hi guys,

I am wondering if anyone here have advice what kind of footwear for walking as last two trips I had several blisters :surrender:

I like flip flops but hate the sweaty feeling that comes with it :nono:

So any recommendations?

Kate
02-06-2012, 08:08 AM
I only ever wear trainers :yes:

Britchick
02-06-2012, 08:31 AM
I always wear my running trainers, never had a blister

Deafjeff
02-06-2012, 09:08 AM
I always wear my running trainers, never had a blister

I just brought new running trainers yesterday and I was thinking of wearing it but unsure if it will smell as it also my gym shoes :unsure: DH suggested to throw it into washing machine! :unsure:

Britchick
02-06-2012, 09:10 AM
Well because I'm Lady :unsure: mine don't tend to smell, you can put some in the washing machine, I don't know if I'd stick expensive ones in though just in case.

Deafjeff
02-06-2012, 09:13 AM
Well because I'm Lady :unsure: mine don't tend to smell, you can put some in the washing machine, I don't know if I'd stick expensive ones in though just in case.

Gasp! Are you implying that I'm not a lady?!

:taunt:

Mine doesn't smell either I guess I could also buy odour eaters just in case

The trainers costs me 90(!) I went for an assessment yesterday and they identified that I need a support type trainers and it made a huge different.

Need to start training for half marathon in October :mental:


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Britchick
02-06-2012, 09:48 AM
:taunt:



same as mine Jeff, you obviously have delicate feet :tongue: I found it cured the pain in my shins by having shoes measured for me, still feel like an ogre running down the street. You know these people who look like they've run a marathon and are dragging their feet with beetroot red faces just round the corner from home...that's me! surprised no one has called an ambulance for me yet!!

foreverducky
02-06-2012, 09:49 AM
After experiencing a blister the size of a US 50 cent piece I decided to buy a pair of Teva sandals. Before the trip the $70-100 seemed wayyyyy too much. Nope, not now. I love them. My first pair lasted 7 years. Those are the only brand of footwear I wear at Disney.

http://www.teva.com/

Tink
02-06-2012, 12:41 PM
If you are concerned about the odor in shoes/footwear use a half sheet of dryer softener to keep them smelling fresh.

Goodness, that sounded like Heloise, didn't it? :lol:

Teva are great but I had problems with the style that featured a little plastic triangle union for the straps. It rubbed my foot after continuous wear.

Keen are another brand that have a good reputation for comfort as well as Mephisto.

I think one important factor is to not wear new footwear when walking great distances. Be sure whatever you wear is well broken in and comfortable already.

And hey, what's a bit of a scent between ladies, eh? :D

Deafjeff
02-06-2012, 01:13 PM
If you are concerned about the odor in shoes/footwear use a half sheet of dryer softener to keep them smelling fresh.

Goodness, that sounded like Heloise, didn't it? :lol:

Teva are great but I had problems with the style that featured a little plastic triangle union for the straps. It rubbed my foot after continuous wear.

Keen are another brand that have a good reputation for comfort as well as Mephisto.

I think one important factor is to not wear new footwear when walking great distances. Be sure whatever you wear is well broken in and comfortable already.

And hey, what's a bit of a scent between ladies, eh? :D

Good thinking Tink! Will give that a go. :yes:

uscwest
02-06-2012, 02:03 PM
I have to agree with Ducky. Donna convinced me to try Tevas and I now own 3 pair.

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Britchick
02-06-2012, 03:18 PM
i'm afraid to get TEVAs as i can't wear crocs as they give me blisters.

Johnie
02-06-2012, 03:23 PM
Tevas are really good. They have many styles now.

I have several Merrell sandals that are also fantastic. They are all pricey but def a good investment. My trick is to try them on at a local shoe place and then look for them cheaper on the Internet. eBay sometimes has new ones much cheaper than the stores.

I cannot wear trainers. Too heavy and my feet would want to kill me because they would be too hot lol

Deafjeff
02-06-2012, 03:25 PM
Mmhh I could have a look at the Florida mall for the Teva flip flops. We are going there few days after arriving at Orlando.

Johnie
02-06-2012, 06:15 PM
I wear the Teva Mush flip flops around here. I have with them to Disney. They do well for 5-6 hours but not for a full on park day.

foreverducky
02-06-2012, 07:55 PM
I actually think sandals are better for extended walking. With flip flops you are constantly gripping your toes, but with a strap sandal your feet can relax. I know some of the strap sandals are not the prettiest, but function wins over eye pleasing.

Johnie
02-06-2012, 08:43 PM
That's a good point!

Hey maybe we should make a shoe that is a good walking shoe AND cute! We'd make a mint :-)

uscwest
03-06-2012, 02:02 AM
My Tevas are not the flip flop so I have nothing between my toes.


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Isafari
03-06-2012, 07:08 AM
I wear trainers most days on our winter trips and Pavers most days on our summer trips....ugly but confortable!

Wendy
03-06-2012, 11:34 AM
I normally wear Clarks active air sandals or Easy Spirit anti gravity trainers. I'm hoping to be able to buy some shoes this year :)

Watchinherskip
04-06-2012, 05:46 PM
If you are concerned about the odor in shoes/footwear use a half sheet of dryer softener to keep them smelling fresh.

Goodness, that sounded like Heloise, didn't it? :lol:

Teva are great but I had problems with the style that featured a little plastic triangle union for the straps. It rubbed my foot after continuous wear.

Keen are another brand that have a good reputation for comfort as well as Mephisto.

I think one important factor is to not wear new footwear when walking great distances. Be sure whatever you wear is well broken in and comfortable already.

And hey, what's a bit of a scent between ladies, eh? :D

Yup Keen offerings are great. You can get knock offs at the Bass outlets (do they have them near WDW? at Permier?)

I have my own LL Bean version and they are awesome. They are about 1/2 price of the Keens

http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/72766?feat=629-CL1