A couple of years ago we were invited to the Disney Social Media Moms gathering in Orlando. We had been in prior years, so we had a good idea of what to expect. One thing I remember is wearing athletic sneakers with socks and my feet getting hot and sweaty. This time I thought I had the solution…boy was I wrong.
I had just gotten a new pair of boat shoes for the summer along with some no-show socks. My train of thought was that these would be cooler on my feet while still providing the comfort and support needed for the miles of walking through Disney’s parks. As an added bonus they would still be professional enough to wear to the evening parties and dinners so I would only need to pack the one pair. Three days into the visit and I was down for the count with raging blisters on both feet.
This year we once again were invited to attend the conference and I was determined to find a better solution. I had already resigned myself to the fact that I would need more than one pair of shoes – one for the parks and one for the events. I settled on my old running shoes for the long walks on the paved roads of Magic Kingdom, and they would also work for wetter rides in Animal Kingdom since they were my old pair and I didn’t care if they were ruined by water.
I still wanted something comfortable (and semi-professional) for the gatherings and athletic shoes would just not do. I began looking at nicer sneaker options and came across a set that had a feature I hadn’t seen before in this style of shoe – a memory foam insole!
Every sneaker I’ve ever seen of this style has always just had a flat foam insole. I’m sure it helps keep the cost down, but does little for arch support and comfort. The Lugz Habit W.C. line promised “all day comfort and style” which was exactly what I was in the market for. They would be my new Disney shoe.
They arrived a week or so before we were to leave, so I tested them out around town to make sure I’d remain blister-free. I was pleasantly surprised at the comfort when wearing them for longer durations and the fit was spot-on. They have a padded collar (the area you put your foot into) that gives them the feel of a much beefier shoe.
My only complaint was the heel counter (the upper part of the back of the shoe) tended to fold over when inserting my foot. A shoe horn would fix this, but who has one handy when putting on sneakers? I just made a mental note to be attentive when dressing so as to not ruin them by folding it over too much.
But the real question is how did they perform at Disney? One word – fantastic. During the day I would wear my previously-mentioned running shoes in the park, and then change into these sneakers for late-night dinners and dancing. Paired with jeans, khakis or shorts, they were a match all the time. The memory foam insoles did exactly as promised and kept my feet blister-free and ready to dance the night away (for those of you that know me, you know that is tongue-in-cheek). I easily logged 2-3 miles in them each evening.
The Lugz Habit W.C. sneakers are available in Brown or Black and can be found at your favorite shoe retailer, directly from Lugz or on Amazon. And better yet, you can win a pair right here on SahmReviews! Easy entry using the form below and don’t forget to check back tomorrow for additional entries!
Lugz Habit W.C. Sneakers (ARV $55)