If there’s two things that you’ll end up doing at Disney World, besides spending a ton a money, it’s walking and standing.
A lot of first timers fail to consider just how much you’ll be walking and standing during your Disney World vacation.
That’s why when it comes to finding the best shoes to wear at Disney World, there’s only one thing that matters most – comfort.
Sure, style may be a big part of your shoe choice, but let’s be real at the end of a long day of over 20,000 steps or 9 miles of walking, you’re going to want the best shoe for your feet.
Below, I’ll show you the only shoes I’ve worn during my fun-filled 15+ hour park days that prevented me from having tired, sore, or blistered feet.
Best Shoes for Walking Around Disney World
Here are some of the best shoes for Disney World that I only wear.
- On Cloud 5
- Adidas Ultraboost 1.0
- Nike Pegasus
I’m pretty picky when it comes to shoe comfort so after a lot of trial and error, I’ve found these to be the best.
1. On Cloud 5
I’m obsessed with these shoes.
I can’t remember the last time I’ve worn something so light, yet so comfortable. These shoes are made with their patented CloudTec cushioning in Zero-Gravity foam, an antimicrobial mesh, and a speed lacing system that never feels too tight or too loose.
With every step, its literally feels like a soft landing on cloud (see what I did there).
I only wear these shoes now whenever I plan on being at the parks for extended periods of time. These has even become my go-to travel pair that I always pack, especially during my cross country visits to Disneyland.
The On Running Cloud 5 comes in 15 different colors, but honestly, you can’t go wrong with white.
I love these so much that I even bought a black pair of the Cloud 5 Waterproof versions which is so important during those sudden Florida thunderstorms.
The Cloud 5 cost $139.99 and can be purchased from the following retailers:
There are other great On Running options, but these are the only pair that I’ve truly fell in love with.
2. Adidas Ultraboost 1.0
Before I started to wear the On Cloud 5s, my go-to shoe choice for every Disney park dayswas always a pair of Adidas Ultraboost 1.0.
I emphasize the 1.0 because the Ultraboost 21, 22, and 23 are not as comfortable, in my opinion, even though it has more cushioning (aka boost foam).
The Ultraboost 1.0 is a very comfortable shoe that hugs the food but still leaves you with enough room to breathe. But, the best part in my opinion was the Continental Rubber soles that has by far the best traction of any shoe I’ve ever worn.
Have you ever been inside a store after it rains and it feels like you’re going to slip and bust your butt in front of everyone? Well, these shoes will 99.9% prevent that from ever happening. It’s crazy good.
The only downside of these shoes is that they are not nearly as light at the On Cloud 5 and they are a lot pricier.
The Adidas Ultraboost 1.0 costs $190 but you can normally find them at other retailers for a significant discount. These shoes can be purchased from the following retailers:
3. Nike Pegasus
The Nike Pegasus was the first shoe I’ve ever worn during my Disney World vacations and it has stayed that way for many years before I made the switch to something new.
The one thing that separates the Nike Pegasus from the first two shoes I mentioned is that it has an extremely springy ride.
Although it’s widely considered to be a running shoe, I’ve found this shoe to be very comfortable over long periods of walking and standing in line.
Plus, you can’t deny the fact that older versions of these shoes are always on sale at Nike outlets.
The new versions of the Nike Pegasus costs $130 and can be purchased at the following retailers:
The Most (Or Second Most) Popular Shoe at Disney
Here’s is the second most, if not most popular shoe that I’ve seen on my guest’s feet in Disney World:
I have zero experience wearing these, but if you ever take a peek at what everyone at Disney World is wearing, it’s either going to be Hoka or On Running.
These shoes are extremely well cushioned and have average support.
The come in different styles and options but the most popular option for walking are the Clifton or Bondi.
You can get yourself a pair of Hoka from the following retailers:
I don’t wear sandals or flip flops so I can’t give you any honest recommendations for those.
I’ve tried numerous other shoes over the years, but these are the only three that I’ve found success with.
Thank you so much for reading and I hope that you’ll give one of these pair shoes a shot!
If you have any other recommendations for the best sneakers for Disney World, please let me know in the comments below.