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I’m one of those adults who love going to Disneyland. As a Southern California native, I’ve been going since I was a baby, and that love for the parks is still very much present today. While I don’t make it out there as much as I used to, I still make try to go at least once a month if I can. So I definitely know how it feels to reach the end of a 16+ hour day and have your feet feel completely done. We’re talking done to the point that you’d rather sleep on a bench at Downtown Disney for the night than have to walk all the way back to the car.

The Best Shoes for Disney at a Glance

Best Overall: Hoka Clifton 9, $136

Best Gym Sneaker: Lululemon Beyondfeel Running Shoe, $158

Best Podiatrist Pick: Brooks Glycerin 21, $160

Best Affordable: Akk Womens Walking Shoes, $45

Best Slip-On: S Sport by Skechers Malvina Slip-On Performance Sneakers, $35

Best Editor’s Pick: On Cloudnova Sneaker, $150

Best Sustainable: Allbirds Tree Runners, $98

Best Nurse Pick: Lululemon Blissfeel Running Shoe, $99

Best with Arch Support: Hoka Bondi 8 Running Shoe, $165

Best with Shock Absorption: Noak Adonis, $160

Best Lightweight: New Balance Women’s FuelCore Nergize V1 Sneaker, $65

Best Celebrity-Endorsed: Cariuma Salvas, $129

Best Statement Shoe: Skechers Uno Nightshades, $85

Best Canvas Shoe: Chuck Taylor All Star Lift High Top Platform Sneaker, $75

Best TikTok-Viral: Adidas Astir, $65

Best Waterproof: Crocs Classic Clogs, $37

To be completely honest, I was never really one to care about wearing proper footwear since I used to go pretty regularly. There was even a time in my life where I would walk back and forth between Disneyland and DCA wearing flip-flops, no matter how much my feet hurt at the end of the day. But for my most recent trip, I wanted to buy a pair of sneakers that not only looked cute, but would keep my feet comfy and happy all day long.

After doing some research and going back and forth on a few brands, I found “The One” and couldn’t be happier. So if you’re looking for the best shoes to wear to Disneyland, I’ve got some of the best options for you below.

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Hoka Clifton 9

You’d be hard-pressed to find a walking shoe with more cushioning and shock absorbency than the cult favorite Hoka Clifton 9. SheKnows writer Kristine Solomon wore her pair for many pain-free miles of blissful sidewalk trekking around Mexico City. Soon after she switched to a different pair of walking shoes, she began having joint pain and an Achilles tendonitis flare-up, and had to switch back to her Hokas. The abrasion-resistant upper and rugged rubber outsoles mean this pair can truly go the distance. And we think they’re really cute.

“Omg the most comfortable sneakers,” proclaimed one of many Disney moms on TikTok. “The NUMBER 1 question I get asked is “what shoes do i wear to Disney parks?” and my answer is ALWAYS @hoka !,” added another.

Lululemon, Beyondfeel Women's Running Shoe

“I go to Disneyland at least once a year. After the first couple times, I learned my lesson: Never wear cheap, unsupportive sneakers if you plan on being at the park all day long. After 20,000 steps, I literally had bruises in my toenails (sorry, TMI and gross!) in my Vans Slip-Ons that I normally wear every day with no issues. Disney is NO JOKE,” Gina Vaynshteyn, senior commerce director says.

“Since that day, I’ve only worn my good gym sneakers, and haven’t had issues. The reason why Lululemon is on this list TWICE is because they make some damn good sneaks. The new Beyondfeels are on my radar because they’re supportive, stretchy, and have high-absorbing rubber outsoles, the latter of which is what protects your actual feet from absorbing the shock from the ground — these shoes end up taking the hit, which is what you want. They’re breathable, which is another plus if you plan on visiting Disney in the summer and fall. Plus? The colors are really cute!”

Akk Womens Walking Shoes

If you’re looking for something that won’t necessarily break the bank, look no further than these shoes from Amazon. They’re just $45 and have glowing reviews. They were designed to be lightweight, feature a memory foam insole for your total comfort, and come in a ton of different colors. You’re sure to find one that fits your sense of style. Plus, they’re slip-on (they just have a laces look), which make them extra convenient.

One Amazon shopper said they were absolutely perfect. They wrote, “Right out of the box, I was able to wear them for long days of walking at Disney World with no blisters or aching.”

S Sport by Skechers Malvina Slip-On Performance Sneakers

Frequent Disney-goer Melissa Tornabene says, “For the first few years I wore slip-on Skechers and they became my Disney sneakers.” Skechers have a reputation for all-day comfort, and this pair is “perfect…if you are on your feet for long hours,” writes one Target reviewer. The easy on-and-off style makes them extra Disney-friendly, and shoppers love the all-black look. “Makes it more dressy and less of an athletic shoe.”


On Cloudnova Sneaker

The On Cloudnova Sneaker kept my feet from completely dying on me at the end of a 12+ hour day at Disney. It’s described as a “runner-tech comfort meets street-ready attitude sneaker” that features “performance cushioning technologies.” From the moment I tried them on, I was in love. They fit so comfortable, they really had a “cloud”-like feel, and your toes have a lot of space to move around. I bought these a few days before my trip and didn’t even need to break them in. They were super comfy from the get-go.

During my Disneyland trip, I stood and walked around A LOT. It was a super busy day so lines were insane. The newest attraction, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway broke down, so we waited an hour standing around in holding room while they got that fixed. Plus, we spent a majority of the day walking all around the park and Downtown Disney. We were there from about noon to midnight, and usually I’d be dying at the end of the night. But with these, I was perfectly fine. Zero complaints.

Allbirds Tree Runners

With warmer weather right around the corner, a pair of light, breathable shoes will make your Disneyland trip much more comfortable. These sustainable sneakers from Allbirds are made of breathable eucalyptus and come in a ton of colors and have a stylish look that’s so versatile, you can wear these with pretty much anything. These really have that perfect blend of comfort and style, says shoppers.

One shopper even called these the perfect Disneyland shoes. They wrote, “Bought these because I needed some comfortable walking shoes for a trip to Disneyland and I’d heard good things about this brand. They totally live up to the hype!! After two full days of walking around the park (almost 10 miles each day) my feet didn’t hurt AT ALL. I’ll definitely be buying more colors!”

Brooks Glycerin 21 Running Shoes

There’s a special reason why we recommend Brooks Glycerin 21 for Disney excursions: Dr. Priya Parthasarathy, DPM, a Maryland-based podiatrist and friend of SheKnows, thinks they’re great. “I am currently loving the Brooks Glycerin 21 and can see myself walking in these all day during a trip to Disney,” she says. “They provide great cushion, a wider toe box and a thick supportive midsole.” The rugged rubber sole on these kicks also includes recycled silica — in fact, the whole shoe is made with recycled materials equivalent to five plastic water bottles — so it’s a great pick for eco-conscious runners, too.

Hoka Bondi 8 Running Shoe

No list of comfy shoes is complete without a pair of Hoka sneakers, and this list has two. Known for their over-the-top cushioning and more than ample arch support, the Bondi 8 is described as a “hard-working running shoe” that features a soft, lightweight foam for ultimate comfort. There are eight colors to choose from, including black, which shows no stains, and a lot of fun, bright options that are perfect for a spring or summer day at the Disneyland Resort.

One frequent Disneyland goer couldn’t recommend these enough. As they wrote, “I am a long-time Disneyland Annual Passholder and I spend a lot of time in the parks walking and standing. These shoes leave my feet far less pained at the end of a day of walking 10-15 miles. I am plus-sized, so comfortable shoes make a BIG difference. Keeping up with my mom (on her scooter) and my teens is easier in these shoes.”

Lululemon Blissfeel Running Shoe

Although Lululemon has a few sneaker options to choose from, fans of the brand can’t get enough of the Blissfeel 2 Running Shoe. These award-winning sneakers were designed to be flexible, supportive, and of course, super comfortable. There are currently eight colors to choose from. One shopper put them to another true test: “Great for nurses!” she wrote. “Soo comfortable, no break-in needed.” Right now, you can snag them on sale for less than $100.

Noat Adonis

These pretty pink kicks are hiding a removable latex and cork footbed that molds to your foot for all-day walking comfort and can be removed if you prefer to use your own custom orthotic. Pretty cool, huh? Podiatrist Dr. Timothy Oldani, DPM FACFAS thinks so, too. “The Naot Adonis has a 1.25-inch rubber and foam sole that provides great shock absorption,” he adds. “Its heel indentation and raised footbed can reduce high-pressure areas such as the heel and the ball of the foot, which are most commonly associated with walking on concrete.”

New Balance Women's FuelCore Nergize V1 Sneaker

You can’t go wrong with a pair of New Balance sneakers, especially when they’re an Amazon best-seller with over 42,900 five-star reviews. The shoes feature the brand’s signature Memory Sole Comfort Insert that offers a “plush feel with every step.” They’re cute, lightweight, and come in several color options.

A number of Amazon shoppers wore these during their Disneyland trip and many raved over how super comfortable they were. As one wrote, “Bought these right before a trip to Disneyland because I knew we’d be walking all day. Didn’t even break them in, but didn’t have to! AMAZING SHOES, I love them!! So comfortable! Walked over 20,000 steps for four days straight! No sore back, no sore feet or legs! 100% WOULD BUY AGAIN!” Another shopper called these “Disneyland-worthy.”

Cariuma Salvas

Brooke Shields was just spotted wearing a pair of Cariuma’s Salvas sneakers at the airport, and it’s not hard to see why she chose these shoes for traveling. Not only do they totally have that casual-cool vibe, they were made to be ultra-comfy as well. I actually took a trip to Walt Disney World late last year and brought these along. I wore these from rope drop to closing with zero problems. I didn’t get any blisters and my heels weren’t dying at the end of the day, which they sometimes can when I’m standing for hours. Plus, Cariuma prides themselves on being an eco-friendly brand, so you’ll be supporting a company that keeps the environment in mind.

This pair is super popular:right now, you can pre-order it for delivery in July.

Skechers Uno – Night Shades

One of my favorite things about going to Disneyland is getting to wear all kinds of fun things that I wouldn’t wear normally. Like these bright green sneakers from Skechers, for instance. I don’t know how many times I’ve been told “cool shoes” or “I like your shoes” while making my way through the crowded, dark hallways of The Haunted Mansion. Yes, they glow. They’re super comfortable as well. If you’re not vibing the bright green, they’re also available in hot pink, purple, and blue.

Chuck Taylor All Star Lift High Top Platform Sneaker

TikTokers are loving Chuck Taylors for Disney, but not the ones you’re probably thinking of. Chuck Taylor All Star Lift High Top Platform Sneakers are the shoes of choice because they have a thicky, cushiony platform that will support your soles from the Magic Kingdom all the way to the Typhoon Lagoon. “I wore them for 13 hours and my feet have never been happier,” one TikToker proclaimed.

Adidas Astir

These chunky beauties have gone viral on TikTok for their Disney appeal. “If you’re going to Disneyland or Disney World anytime soon and you need a good pair of walking shoes, I truly believe I found the perfect ones,” said a TikToker who spends a lot of time at Disney and has gotten a lot of mileage out of her Adidas Astirs. The “iconic” running shoes are coveted by runners, too. “They feel like walking on clouds,” wrote an Amazon reviewer.

One caveat: These shoes are so popular they’re sold out almost everywhere, but Amazon still has some pairs in stock, so run!

Crocs Classic Clogs

However you feel about them, there’s one thing about Crocs that can’t be denied: they’re supremely comfortable. Podiatrists love them, and so do many Disney-going TikTokers. “I will never not wear my Crocs to Disneyland,” announced one. And theme park-goer Jaime Thompson claims waterproof sandals are superior to running shoes when it comes Disney excursions. “Between water rides and Florida thunderstorms, no one wants to be sloshing around in sneakers all day,” she says.

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