Yes, you will do a lot of walking when you ever visit a great theme park like Epcot. Sure, there are lots of waiting around, standing in line. And you can sit down and relax at a restaurant whenever you’re hungry.
But it’s more likely that you’ll walk for maybe 7 miles total for the whole day. Lots of theme parks are huge, and there are just too many places to explore while walking around.
And what that means is that you need a good pair of comfortable walking shoes on your feet. While you can probably get by with any good pair of sneakers, you might want to consider the following shoes for walking if you’re ever at a large theme park:
Rykä Devotion Plus 3 Walking Shoes
The Rykä brand is specifically designed for women’s feet, so this pair isn’t for men. But for women, it’s fantastic.
The breathable upper offers great comfort, especially in places like California and Florida. Your feet remain cool and dry, thanks to the air flow brought on by the ventilation on the front and sides of the shoes.
The toe box is roomy, preventing any irritation and it also helps with blister protection. The rear of the shoes also gives you a snug fit with that important locked-in feel, and you don’t get any slipping and sliding out of the shoe.
The support is terrific, especially in the arch area, and you get plush comfort and ample shock absorption. If you have to be on your feet all day and you’re a woman, these are better than high heels.
On Cloud 5 Waterproof Shoes
Yes, this is waterproof, and it’s fantastic if you’re ever at waterpark. And even if you’re in a non-waterpark theme park, you won’t mind if it does rain. And it still breathable and flexible despite the waterproofing. Add the tough rubber outsole that offers lots of traction, and this really works for wet environments.
The “Cloud” in its name is well-deserved, as the plush foam sole offers terrific midfoot support and a cushioned landing. And it also has a padded tongue as well.
The toe box is also roomy here, and it also has reflective elements for low-light running conditions. It’s even made with recyclable materials. And with the hands-free speed-lacing system with the pull tabs on the back, it’s no trouble to get them off and on whenever you get the urge to dive in the pool!
Asics GEL-Venture 8
These are running shoes, actually, but they’re also great for just walking around the whole day. And it sure doesn’t hurt your budget as it’s very affordable, giving you more money for the theme park attractions.
The shock absorption here is excellent, especially in the heel area. It’s a comfortable fit with the breathable mesh, and spacious toe box, and you also get fantastic blister protection. The sizes run small, though, so you may have to order a size up from the usual to get the best fit.
The outsole is also tough and nicely grippy, so you get terrific traction even on wet ground. It also offers excellent support for pavement, smooth trails, and even moderate trails.