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Best Disney Shoes

Packed with ultimate comfort and support—perfect for your next visit to the happiest place on earth.

The day has finally arrived—you’ve booked your tickets to the Happiest Place on Earth. You’re ready for some down time, your family is already plotting their must-see rides, and your kids can’t wait to meet Mickey.

Let’s make sure your feet are equipped for the mission with good shoes! Comfortable, theme-park-ready Disney sneakers are a must for walking the many miles set before you.

Whether you’re headed to Walt Disney World in Florida, Disneyland in California, or the water parks, the best shoes for Disney World and Disneyland are those that can stand up to some pretty intense mileage.

The best Disney shoes for adults are those that feature shock-absorption, arch support, and comfortable cushion to keep your feet happy while walking and standing in line.

What Are Disney Shoes?

Disney shoes are footwear that can help you comfortably make it through a day at the Magic Kingdom.

The best walking shoes for Disney World and Disneyland feature plenty of arch support, shock-absorption, breathable uppers, and a wide toe box to keep your feet happy and healthy for long, hot days on your feet.

Guests of Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida will walk an average of 7–10 miles per day. That’s up to 20,000 steps! To put that in perspective, the average American typically walks just 3,000–4,000 steps per day, or 1–2 miles. Whew!

When hours of walking in comfort is your goal, make sure you have a pair of shoes that can keep up. The best Disney tennis shoes for adults support you for long hours walking on concrete. A closed-toe option might help prevent pesky toe stubs and a wide toe box will allow your toes to lay flat or feet to expand without pinching or squeezing.

  • A couple wearing KURU ATOM shoes for Disney walking through the park.

Types of Disney Shoes

Don’t let an ill-fitting pair of Disney shoes keep you from seeing all the sights at the happiest place on earth. Learn about types of Disney shoes, their features, and how to find the right fit.

  • Sneakers
    Sneakers are perhaps one of the best choices for a Disney vacation. Many feature cushion, they protect your feet from sun exposure and toe stubs, and they can be one of the most comfortable options out there. Choose a sneaker with plenty of arch support, shock-absorbing cushion, and a wide toe box, like our ATOM, FLUX, QUANTUM, or ROAM.
    Sneakers
  • Sandals with Heel Strap
    For summer days when you want free toes but a little extra support, a supportive sandal with a heel strap like our LETTI might be right for you as you stroll through each attraction. Featuring contoured, superior arch support and a heel strap that keeps your foot secure, you can go all day with less pain.
    Sandals with Heel Strap
  • Flip-Flops
    Not every flip-flop is created equal. We wouldn’t recommend a run-of-the-mill flip-flop with no support for a long day of walking and standing. But if you’re looking for a casual, cool option with free toes, go for a supportive flip-flop like our KALA.
    Flip-Flops
  • Outdoor Shoes
    For a closed toed option with a bit more traction, try an outdoor trail shoe with grippy rubber outsoles and cushioned insoles, like our CHICANE OR QUEST. This shoe style can help you navigate any kind of terrain with confidence.
    Outdoor Shoes
  • Active Sandals
    If you want an easy, quick transition from walking on concrete to navigating a water park, an active sandal like our TREAD might just be the perfect solution. A water-friendly sandal with adjustable straps and a contoured footbed, the TREAD keeps you moving and your toes free for all-day comfort.
    Active Sandals
  • Comfort Boots
    For cooler weather when you’d like a bit more coverage—but still comfort—try a comfortable lifestyle boot like our LUNA or TEMPO. These boots still contain our pain-relieving cushion and arch support in a more cool-weather-friendly style.
    Comfort Boots

Disney Vacation Packing List

Simplify the packing process with these tips from our KURU GURUs.

Let’s pack our bags with confidence! Here are a few must-haves when making your way to Disney.

  1. Sunscreen: You’ll be spending hours upon hours in the sun, so be sure to slather on the sunscreen before you head out in the morning and reapply every 2 hours to protect yourself from sunburn.
  2. Sun hat with airflow: Shielding your hairline, face, and neck from the sun can help with longevity and keep you staying cool for longer.
  3. Water bottle: Staying hydrated is a must at Disney! It’s easy to get dehydrated on hot days with lots of walking, so be sure to keep enough water on hand for every member of the family and take water breaks often.
  4. Comfortable shoes: This one is an absolute must. Since walking and standing is such a big part of any Disney trip, keeping your feet supported and cushioned will help your feet stay healthy and allow you to keep your focus off your feet and on the fun.
  5. Sunglasses with ear strap: Your eyes will thank you for a little extra shade and an ear strap will help ensure you don’t lose your sunglasses during a ride or at your lunch table.
  6. Breathable clothing: Days at Disney can be long and hot, so choosing breezy, breathable fabrics in a light color can help keep sweat at bay and keep as much heat off your back as possible.
  7. Lightweight backpack: You’ll want a hands-free solution for carrying your things, and a backpack makes a perfect companion. Choosing straps with airflow and cushion can help you stay cool and comfortable as well.
  8. Snacks: Yes, you can bring snacks in with you to Disney! Chances are, all that walking will give you an appetite, and prices at Disney are not cheap. So saving your money for full meals and bringing your own snacks can save you money and “hanger.”
  9. Small, portable first-aid kit: In case of a blister or cut, pack a few bandaids, alcohol pads, and antibacterial ointment to care for you and your family on the go.

FAQs

  • What are the best shoes for walking around Disney World?

    The best walking shoes for Disney World and Disneyland feature plenty of arch support, shock-absorption, breathable uppers, and a wide toe box to keep your feet happy and healthy for long, hot days on your feet.

  • Can I wear flip-flops to Disney World?

    While it’s possible to wear flip flops, we don’t recommend wearing an average pair of flip-flops that contain little to no support, cushion, and comfort.

    If you wish to wear flip-flops, choose a supportive option that features a contoured footbed and plenty of cushion so you can last on your feet. Keep in mind that flip-flops can also come off your feet more easily than an option with a heel strap or a sneaker.

  • How is the arch support of KURU shoes?

    KURU shoes deliver excellent arch support without the need for thick inserts or expensive, custom orthotics.

    Superior arch support starts with our patented KURUSOLE technology, which delivers natural cushioning and dynamically hugs your heel with every step. Every foot is unique, and our ULTIMATE INSOLES adapt to fit your needs by using your own body heat to custom-mold to the shape of your feet over time.

    The corrective nature of our superior arch support is designed to neutralize your weight distribution and place your foot in the best anatomical position. This support can take some getting used to. We suggest slowly breaking in your new shoes over the course of 2–3 weeks.

  • Can I use custom orthotics with KURU shoes?

    Due to the anatomical shape of the KURUSOLE, custom orthotics with a rounded heel fit best inside our shoes. If the underside of the custom orthotic (the part that sits on the footbed) is squared off, then it may not fit into our deep heel cup—which is rounded like your foot.

    That said, many of our customers tell us theKURUSOLE technology offers better support and stability than they expected, and that they don’t need to wear their custom orthotics with KURU shoes.

  • I just received a pair of your shoes and my feet are sore/hurt after wearing them. Why is that?

    Some customers experience tenderness when they first start wearing a new pair of KURUs. That’s ok! Your body may need time to adjust to the new levels of anatomical support you experience with our patented KURUSOLE technology. Our shoes are also designed to mold to your unique foot shape, which takes a bit of a break-in period.

    To help mitigate this, we suggest you follow our break-in procedure, including wearing your KURUs for a couple hours per day around the house in the first couple of weeks as they break in and form to your foot.

Top Features

Wondering how to choose the best Disney shoes for you? Our KURU GURUs outline how to select the perfect pair.

When you’re gearing up for a day at Disney, you might wonder what to consider when choosing your footwear.

Keep in mind that you could walk 4–5 times the average daily step count for Americans in just one day at a Disney theme park! So the shoes you plan to wear to Disney World or Disneyland can make all the difference.

Let’s unpack a few questions to consider before buying your Disney-bound footwear.

  • Waterproof
    Which parks will you visit? For water parks, you might do best with a water-friendly sandal, whereas a day of rollercoasters might have you choosing a sneaker.
    Waterproof
  • Breathable
    What season is it? Whether you go for a supportive sandal or a cushioned sneaker might just depend on the temperature outside.
    Breathable
  • Supportive
    What activities will you be part of? Will you spend your days on roller coasters or walk from attraction to attraction at a more leisurely pace?
    Supportive
  • Comfortable
    Regardless of activity, you’ll want a shoe with plenty of arch support, shock-absorbing cushion, breathable uppers, and a wide toe box for all day comfort.
    Comfortable

Finding the Right Fit

Once you’ve picked the style you want, make sure you have the right size for the utmost comfort. Take a peek at guidelines on how to find the right fit at KURU.

In general, we recommend shoes should fit snug and secure around the forefoot without any tightness in the toes, heels, or bunion area. Your toes should lay flat and feel comfortable. You should be able to put a finger-width of length between the end of your toe and the edge of your shoe.

A Brannock device is an industry standard tool to determine your true shoe size. We recommend getting fitted at your local shoe store for the most accurate sizing, and never hesitate to reach out to a KURU GURU for tips on finding the fit for you!

Three Layers of Support

At KURU, we pride ourselves on our unique approach to shoe design. We believe that shoes should be shaped to fit the natural contours of your feet, which is why we create every pair in three distinct support layers, not just an insole.

Our revolutionary ergonomic design starts with a curved footbed and adds unparalleled triple-layer support that includes shock-absorbing KURUCLOUD, heel-cupping KURUSOLE, and arch-supporting ULTIMATE INSOLES. The result? Shoes that are so comfortable you’ll stop thinking about your feet.

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    KURUSOLE

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    KURUCLOUD

  • 3

    ULTIMATE INSOLE

  • How KURU brings relief

    KURUSOLE

    Our patented KURUSOLE plate features a unique design that cups and protects the heel and allows for dynamic flexion with each step. This superior support helps utilize our body’s natural cushioning system, the heel’s fat pad for all-day walking and standing in line.

Our Secret

Animated GIF showing KURUSOLE tech in KURU shoes vs. typical flat interiors for plantar fasciitis pain.
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Perfect for me! This is my 3rd pair of Quantums. I wear one just for distance walking, (wore them out and bought another pair for that). I have another pair I use for shopping, walking around town, etc. I wore them just this past week walking days and days, miles and miles at Disney World while keeping my feet in comfort. I LOVE these shoes. I no longer need expensive orthotics in my shoes since I’ve been wearing Quantums these past 3 years. Give them a try.”

Landscape Lady

comfortable fit from the start. We were just getting ready to leave on a Disney vacation with the grandkids and were afraid that all of that time on my feet would be challenging. The first day we walked about 10 miles at the Magic Kingdom and even after 5 full days of the parks my feet felt great. I am grateful for the comfort that is provided in these shoes!!”

Pastor Rick

Pain-free feet after a week at Disney World! I bought these for work to have a comfortable semi-dressy shoe to wear with slacks. They quickly became my favorite shoes. When I packed for a recent family trip to Disney World, I decided to give them the ultimate test. After averaging 20,000 steps/day during the week walking and standing in all four parks, my arthritic feet did not ache! My regular athletic walking shoes are not nearly as comfy. I could not have imagined how good I would feel. Wow! Thank you, Kuru! I just ordered more styles.”

 

DrSmith43

Fantastic shoes. I was dreading the all of the walking I knew my family and I were going to be doing on our week long Disney World vacation. After walking 15 to 18 miles a day my feet were sore but no where near what they would have been without my new KURU shoes. Since I was a teenager (I’m now 55 years old) I have always wore shoes with a swoosh but over the last eight to ten years my feet have been killing me if I walk over 5 or 6 miles. Love the shoes and wont buy anything else.”

William J.

I love these! I have suffered from flare ups of plantar fasciitis for years. I recently purchased these shoes and they have made a huge difference in how I feel. I still stretch everyday but these help too! I wore them all day at Disney and walked 22,000 steps and still felt pretty good! I highly recommend them!”

Gappleton89

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