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I spend almost every warm day at home in flip flops. If I'm used to wearing them, do you think it would be alright to wear them in the parks? They're really the most comfortable footwear for me. What are my chances of losing one on a ride or getting sore feet?
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I am a big, big flip flop wearer! I live in them from about April until as late in October as I can stand.
In terms of wearing them in the parks, if we're doing a long-ish day they do tend to make the arches of my feet ache. I can wear them if we're just going in to the park for a few hours, but for all day they don't work for me.
I wear J. Crew flip flops. I know there are other brands that are made more supportive--I've seen others mention them on the boards--so maybe those would work out.
It's a personal preference I guess. You will need to store them on some rides, but it's really not an issue. I love my flip flops as well (actually I prefer to be bare foot ), but if we're doing all day in the park without a break they do make my feet ache. I do sneakers on the long days and flip flops on the short. It's the best compromise I can come up with.
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I love flipflops and wear them all the time at home, but I am too afraid to wear them to the parks. I have a tendency to be a klutz, and I am forever tripping and ripping the toe piece right out of the bottom, and I have this fear of that happening at WDW and me being in trouble. Thus, I go with sneakers at the parks because they are a little safer for me.
I nearly always wear flip flops unless there's more than a foot of snow on the ground and even then, well, I probably will still wear them. I usually wear them on the airplane to make security a little less, you know. and I always bring sneakers and NEVER EVER end up wearing them. 4 trips in 4 years always brought never worn So I'd say, if they're what you're used to wearing wear them! But bring a back up just in case, lol.
Special ops issued us flip-flops, a guitar and a week or two! -Roger Clyne
I wear flip flops YEAR round. I try to wear my tennis shoes a time or two, and my feet hurt at the end of the day. lol. So the flippers are better for me. I have seen recommended on here teva brand. They are a lot more expensive but have arches and great support. I do plan to go to the store that sales them just to try them on and see!
On rides where something could fall off your feet (Soarin' is the one that immediately comes to mind), you'll be asked to take them off for the ride and store them.
As Eileen knows - I'm a flip flop girl! I wear Teva flips whenever I can and they give me plenty of support. I've worn them every day at WDW on my last 4 visits. On Soarin' I take them off and leave them on the floor when I get on the ride. You come back down to the exact same place and they're waiting for me to slip on and go. If you're used to them I think you'll be fine - expecially if you wear a couple of the better brands that have some arch support.
They are made from recycled materials . . . the sole is recycled Crocs, the toe-stem is recycled bottles, but soft. She said they were very comfortable and at the end of the day, her feet didn't hurt too bad, just the "normal ache".
So, I ordered a pair a couple of days ago to try in June.
I am in flip-flops as much as I can possibly can be. But after many trips to Disney I've learned that my feet can't handle flip-flops for a long day in the park. I always wear Croc flipflops, which never give me problems, and my feet ache at the end of the day. I tried to wear my regular Crocs, but I ended up getting a blister. I prefer to wear flip-flops a majority of the day and then change into flip flops for the park at night.
I just took my best friend to WDW for his 1st trip in years and he wore flip flops and wished he hadn't. But I've never had trouble with losing my shoes.