You may have heard about the shoe battle goin’ on in Disney World.
Disney’s new collaboration with Native shoes seem to be taking over! Not only are the Ked-like sneakers a HUGE hit with parents, but they come in Mickey and Minnie-inspired designs. But…what about the OG Disney shoes? Have we forgotten about Crocs?
After witnessing an epic showdown between these two shoes, we decided to give both a spin to see which we preferred! We tested out the Native shoes earlier this week, so now it’s time to wear the Crocs ALL day in Disney and see what we think.
There’s TONS of Disney Crocs available. We’ve seen Haunted Mansion Crocs, glittery Crocs, Christmas Crocs, and more. But for this experiment, we decided to buy the Retro Yellow Crocs. These are available both in the parks and online!
They feature the Walt Disney World logo on the platform and side of the soles.
We’ve had LOTS of questions on how these Crocs compare to the new Natives. Are they equally comfortable? Do your feet sweat? What’s the sizing like? So it’s time to take these trusty Crocs out for a day in the park to answer all YOUR questions! We headed over to EPCOT to kick off the day.
We instantly realized just how comfortable these shoes were. They were also super wide, unlike the Natives, which are pretty narrow. After walking around for a bit, we still didn’t have any signs of blisters!
About 3 hours later, we DID actually need a bandage. But we’re gonna be honest — it wasn’t entirely these snazzy Crocs’ fault. The blister popped up right where our Natives had irritated our foot. We patched it up and kept moving!
About 4.5 hours after we got to EPCOT, we surrendered to the blister and changed back into our flip flops (again, not totally the Crocs’ fault). Overall, these shoes were much comfier than the Natives! Their roominess makes them easier on people with wider feet. We also noticed that they didn’t get at all sweaty, unlike the Natives, where there was a little sweat.
Even those these shoes FELT really loose — sometimes we even thought we’d walk right out of our shoes! — they weren’t slippery at all. That’s another thing the Crocs have over the Natives. And the comfort element is HUGE. We lasted twice as long in the Crocs as we did the Natives. Of course, that may just be because those Natives take a little more time to break in.
So…who won this ultimate showdown? Well, it depends! If you’re going for comfort, we’d pick the Crocs. Your comfort level will probably be way higher. But if you’re going for style, the Natives may be more up your alley. The Mouse-inspired designs are perfect for a day in the parks.
Price-wise, the Crocs are just barely cheaper. The Retro Yellow Crocs we wore cost $49.99, while a pair of adult Natives is $54.99. Which you choose really depends on what you want out of these kicks! If your shoes fit right and you’re walking short distances, the Natives could be a great option. But we walk a LOT. As in, over 64,000 steps since Monday.
The value on the Crocs may be better for long distances.
We enjoyed wearing our Crocs around EPCOT and will definitely do another park day in them! If you’re deciding whether or not you want to buy a pair, we hope our review helped you out. As always, stay tuned to DFB for more Disney news!
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Have you ever worn Crocs to Disney World? What did you think of them? Let us know in the comments!