For a visit to “The Happiest Place on Earth,” you’ll need shoes with star-power as well as stamina. These magic-making shoes will ensure happy feet throughout Disney World, from parades and dance parties to water parks and character meet-ups. These are the best shoes for Disney World in 2020.
1. Frozen Sneakers from Josmo Kids
Rock the theme parks with these Frozen sneakers by Josmo Kids. Built for endurance walking (i.e. long theme park days), these sneakers feature a cushioned footbed and a round toe with rubber reinforcement. Your little ones will love the glittery finish. The Frozen-themed sneakers also come in a sandal version.
2. Birkenstock Kids Rio
Sparkly, stylish and easy to get on and off, the Rio from Birkenstock Kids shoes are the perfect slip-on sandals for your sweet Disney princess. Available in “Milky Way Navy Velvet” or “Silver Birko-Flor,” the Kids Rio sandals feature a comfortable upper and a shock resistant outsole, designed to cradle little feet during each Disney step.
3. Native Kids Shoes Jefferson
Tasteful, trendy and fully sustainable, Jefferson by Native Kids Shoes are the ideal style for your favorite Disney Earth kids. Constructed of durable water-friendly material, the colorful, all-day shoes are perfect for splashing around in a spray ground or a dancing fountain.
4. Chuck Taylor All-Star Core Hi
What’s old is new and what’s new is classically cool with Chuck Taylor All Star Core Hi from Converse Kids, a timeless style that’s a total kid-pleaser. You can pair these versatile high-tops with jeans, shorts or Jedi gear, or with leggings, a skirt or a princess costume. Whatever their chosen style combination, with these sneakers, kids are bound to be theme park trendsetters.
5. Nike Kids Sunray Protect
Versatile, durable and—best of all—waterproof, Nike Kids Sunray Protect will comfortably cover little tootsies, safely transporting Mini Mouse fans from the hotel pool to theme park rides. They’re available in girls and boys, styles, and also in infant and toddler versions for a total of nine color combinations. The breathable Nike Sunray Protect sandals feature a covered toe box and quality construction, including a flexible upper and a lightweight cushioned midsole.
6. Vans Kids Classic Slip-On
Are you looking for a shoe that offers more foot protection than a sandal can provide, without the constraints of a tie-up sneaker? When your kids slip into Vans Classic Slip-On, they’ll be carefree, comfortable and classically cool, thanks to some cool colors and even some sequins, giving two styles in one!
7. Crocs Mickey Fun Lab Lights Clog
Take the party on the road with Crocsbrand Mickey Fun Lab Lights Clog from Crocs Kids. Tricked out with long-lasting LED lights, along with an eye-catching multi-colored Mickey Ear band, these clogs will carry them from character meet-ups to street-wide celebrations in comfort and Disney style. Lightweight uppers and easy-on, easy-off versatility make it simpler than ever for kids to spontaneously join a theme park dance party and merrily get their groove on.
8. Roxy Kids Disney Bayshore III
A more subtle way to show your Disney pride, the Disney Bayshore III shoes from Roxy are the perfect shoe for pounding the pavement on your next Disney excursion. A memory foam insole allows for all-day comfort, which is key for any Disney vacation!
9. Chuck Taylor® All Star® 1V Frozen Collection
Practically perfect in every way, the Chuck Taylor® All Star® 1V Frozen Collection is a super stylish option that features a Vulcanized midsole cushioning for all-day play and extra comfort. They’re available in three styles: low top with Olaf, black high top with Anna, and white high top with Elsa.
10. Havaianas Kids Slim Princess Flip Flops
Protect little flippers at the pool and at your hotel with colorful character-themed flip-flops like The Little Mermaid from Havaianas Kids. Featuring a classic thong style and a signature cushioned footbed, Havaianas Kids flip-flops are available in several Disney princess styles.
11. Havaianas Kids Baby Disney Princess Flip-Flop
Tadpoles are invited to the pool party, too, and these Baby Princess Flip-Flops from Havaianas Kids will take little swimmers there in style! In addition to a signature cushioned foot bed, these flip-flops feature a sling backstrap for added stability and are available in several sweet Disney Princess styles.
12. Freshly Picked Soft Sole Star Wars Moccasins
Cover sweet little tootsies in magical Disney comfort with Soft Sole Star Wars Moccasins by Freshly Picked. Designed for non-walkers, the soft leather slippers feature adorable fringe detailing and stamped Rebel Alliance™ icons and are easy to slip on—but harder for little ones to pull off. Say goodbye to missing socks—a superior theme park touring slipper has arrived!
13.TOMS Kids Lenny Elastic
The clock will never strike midnight when your little one wears these TOMS Kids Lenny Elastic. Perfect for little kids, these lace but no-tie sneakers feature a padded heel. For adults, slip on the TOMS Clemente so you can match your kiddos!
Writer Jackie Perrin has covered the best of family travel for nearly two decades, for media ranging from newspapers and magazines to TripAdvisor.com. At home and on the go, she manages a crew of companions. Follow her on Pinterest, TripAdvisor and Instagram, @NYfamtravels.