Looking for shoes to go with ALLLLLL your Disney World outfits? I wore one pair of sneakers for an entire week long trip, and they were perfect!
Thank you to Zappos and Dansko for sponsoring this post.
I think I have a vacation hang over. We just got back from a weeklong family trip to Disney World, and I'm so sad to be home. It was the longest family vacation we've ever gone on, and now all I can do is imagine more trips. I may or may not have a browser window open with flights for June at this exact moment.
I have to admit, I'm a notorious overpacker…….especially when it comes to Disneyland outfits. So I knew Disney World Outfits would be a challenge. My goal? To not go over that 50 pound suitcase weight limit. Shoes are normally the heaviest item I pack…..so I challenged myself. I packed ONE pair of sneakers and one pair of sandals for the entire trip. And then I built all my Disney World Outfits around those shoes.
You want the info on the shoes, right? I have to say, these sneakers worked out EVEN BETTER than I expected. A few days before our trip, I decided I needed a new pair of neutral sneakers and I ordered these from Zappos. Thank goodness for their speedy shipping, they arrived in plenty of time. They're the Odina Sneaker from Dansko, and they're literally the best sneakers I've worn in years. I wore them EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. for 12 -14 hours park days. They were comfortable, and went perfectly with every one of my Disney World Outfits. There's no better test for a pair of shoes, and these passed with flying colors.
Disney World Outfits: The BEST Shoes
I wanted to share a bit about how I planned my Disney World Outfits, based on park. We visited for spring break. So the weather was warm. We didn't need jackets or layers even into the evening.
Animal Kingdom may be my favorite park. It's filled with beautiful rich colors and lush backgrounds. My personal favorite places to take pictures? The Harumbe Market and Pandora. Full disclosure, we wore two different outfits during the day at Animal Kingdom (I changed to the dress in the late afternoon before we headed to dinner at one of the hotels). For colors? I'd suggest rich reds, oranges, and yellows (like my overall outfit)…..blues also look great in contrast.
There's something especially magical about…..Magical Kingdom. From the castle to Fantasyland to the famous purple wall, it's so much fun to walk around and soak in the Disney vibe.
My favorite spots to take pictures in Magic Kingdom? The castle, the purple wall and the Dumbo ride. There are a million nooks and crannies, but those are my classic Disney favorites. Magic Kingdom is the perfect place for Mickey themed Disney World outfits. We wore simple shorts with black white and grey mickey tops (and ears part of the time). I love that the Park is so colorful, and I thought the neutral colors really let the backgrounds shine.
We loved loved loved visiting Hollywood Studios…..especially Pixar Place and the Incredibles area. This whole section is Incredibles colors (red, yellow and black)…….and we dressed accordingly. Yes, we were those cheesy people in matching Incredibles tees. But it was so fun!
Epcot has become my husband's favorite park. We had so much fun exploring every country, and I can't WAIT to go back so that we can try more food and drink options. Epcot was the hardest park to plan Disney World Outfits for, because there is so much variance in backgrounds. I settled on simple colors and shorts, so that our outfits would go with everything.
And just so you know, this picture? The last hour of our last park day. And see? Shoes still on. And believe it or not, my feet were happy as could be!
Have you been to Disney World lately? What shoes do you recommend as comfortable options for Disney World Outfits?