Vote of the week: What kind of shoes do you wear when you visit a theme park?
Published: August 19, 2010 at 8:13 PM
There's no common answer in my family. My daughter steps out in her flip-flops, to the disbelief of her mother, who carefully dons white socks and sturdy athletic shoes before each theme park visit. Laurie often gets a nasty heat rash on her lower legs and ankles when she spends too much time walking around a park, so she always covers up now, in an attempt to prevent that.
Brian and I typically opt for sandals, though if I'm working at the park, covering a press event, I'll usually wear more business-like attire, such as my old "Disney look" black leather dress shoes and long pants.
A bad choice for footwear can ruin a day in the parks, since you're spending so much of your time on your feet. You want something that helps your feet to feel comfortable. But while some people need the support of athletic shoes, others prefer more lightweight and cooler options.
So what do you wear? Let's restrict the voting to what was on your feet on your most recent visit, instead of what you think you typically wear. And if your most recent trip to a park involved, working, select the character/dress shoe options (unless you get to wear sneakers or sandals at your workplace - I got to wear sneakers on Tom Sawyer Island, one of the reasons why I liked working there so much!)
If you've got any interesting, funny or horrific stories about shoes and theme parks, please share 'em in the comments. And thanks, again, for reading Theme Park Insider!
Update: Are Crocs sandals or flip-flops? I don't know! If that's what you wear, though, pick which of these categories you feel best describes that footwear.