Disney Friendly Kids Sandals?

MrsRoyale

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Jan 31, 2016
Hello all,

I am almost 6 months away and started my shopping for the trip and have a problem with my 4 year old. He absolutely hates wearing closed shoes. His feet sweat terribly and he is always taking his shoes and socks off (and they are completely soaked from sweating so much!)...So, I know closed sneakers are NOT going to work for him in the FL heat...

So does anyone have any recommendations for sandals for a kid that are park friendly (meaning comfortable, and not prone to blisters)?

Thanks all!
 

srwarden1928

DIS Veteran
Joined
Apr 3, 2008
I was the most anti-sandals person there ever was until someone told me about Keens. Now the only time I don't wear the Keens is when I HAVE to wear dress shoes. They have a back and nothing between the toes, which were the two main complaints I had against sandals, and your feet get plenty of air.
 
  • Frances Procaccio

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Aug 8, 2017
    I've found my L.L. Bean flip flops/sandals work perfectly for me when I'm in the parks. I've never gotten any blisters and I'm able to go the entire day without my feet getting sore. I've never purchased kids sized L.L. Bean sandals but I'm assuming they do exist.
     

    penelope75

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Jun 12, 2009
    my kids have always worn Crocs, until they got old enough to want to wear the $5.00 flip-flops from Old Navy :-)
     

    DisneyMom93

    DisneyMom
    Joined
    Jul 2, 2012
    Keens: Love these. They have a rubber toe bumper that protects the toes. They also dry quickly. We wear Keens Newport style.

    Crocs: Love these. (We prefer the classic clog for comfort.) They also protect the toe and can be dried immediately by wiping with a napkin, if you can't wait for them to dry on their own. Crocs are also making a comeback with teens for some reason.

    We have no issues with "stink" but we've always used antiperspirant deodorant sticks on our feet if we aren't wearing socks. (We use underarm deodorant, not foot one. We use the stick one, not spray, and just a few swipes on the sole and toe area. No need to go between the toes. LOL. We have a separate stick just for feet. And of course we only use it on clean feet!)

    We've yet to use any other shoes for Disney. I have heard good things about Natives brand Jefferson style shoes for kids too.
     
  • Clare Voince

    In Spiritual Repose
    Joined
    Apr 29, 2009
    We have no issues with "stink" but we've always used antiperspirant deodorant sticks on our feet if we aren't wearing socks. (We use underarm deodorant, not foot one. We use the stick one, not spray, and just a few swipes on the sole and toe area. No need to go between the toes. LOL. We have a separate stick just for feet. And of course we only use it on clean feet!)
    I prefer the deodorant spray when putting it on my feet!
     

    CyndiLooWho

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Apr 20, 2009
    Kids Keen sandals are the bomb. And since many kids barely wear theirs, you can get good deals on nearly new on eBay. Brand new, expect to pay $50-65. My dh, ds2, and I all swear by Keens. Ds1 is ASD, and he will wear the Keens for water ride days, but prefers a high end surf shoe or open mesh hiking shoe for all day wear.
     

    RangerPooh

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Aug 6, 2005
    Our kids wear Keens, Crocs, and Tevas. They all dry easily and help air out the stinky feet, and we have some stinky feet in our group :crazy2:
     
  • DisneyCAL

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Feb 16, 2015
    Both my kids lover their Teva flip flops. It has a wide soft cloth thong and a soft sponge like base the foot sits on. They wore those more often than their sneakers.
     

    Jays2013

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Sep 24, 2012
    Hello all,

    I am almost 6 months away and started my shopping for the trip and have a problem with my 4 year old. He absolutely hates wearing closed shoes. His feet sweat terribly and he is always taking his shoes and socks off (and they are completely soaked from sweating so much!)...So, I know closed sneakers are NOT going to work for him in the FL heat...

    So does anyone have any recommendations for sandals for a kid that are park friendly (meaning comfortable, and not prone to blisters)?

    Thanks all!
    I love LL Bean sandals. (And they do have kids ones...check out their sales, because styles regularly go on sale.) I have weird feet and they're the one brand I can wear consistently.

    That said, we just got our 9-year-old a pair of Columbia sandals on clearance at Famous Footwear and he loves them.
     

    kcp1377

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jun 18, 2012
    We love Keens and Tevas for the kids as well. We've never had a complaint about sore feet when they're wearing either of those brands.
     

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