Sorcerer Mickey and Pink Polka Dot Minnie Inspire 2014 New Balance Disney Shoes

New Balance Disney, Disney Running Shoes

The heel of the new runDisney and New Balance shoe.

UPDATE 1/2/13: Photos of the full New Balance Disney shoes are here. Check it out:

2014 runDisney New Balance Shoes Are Here!

UPDATE 12/9/13: New Balance and runDisney just announced they’re launching another style of shoe starring Cinderella and Goofy. Check it out:

Cinderella & Goofy Inspire New Balance Disney Shoes

At the 2013 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon, which I attended on a press trip sponsored by New Balance and runDisney,  the two companies announced they were creating another New Balance Disney running shoe for 2014. Now they’ve revealed just which characters they used for inspiration: Sorcerer Mickey for men and Minnie’s pink and white polka dress for women. Plus, they’re creating the shoes in kids sizes too.

New Balance Disney, Disney Running Shoes

Minnie adorns the heel of the women’s shoe.

The New Balance Disney running shoes will only be available at runDisney race expos in 2014. And don’t worry. This time, there should be plenty of shoes to go around.

“My goal is to not run out of them,” said Josh Rowe with a laugh. The Senior Marketing Manager for New Balance performance sports spoke about the shoes at a press event at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex during the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon weekend.

In 2013, New Balance initially created 1,000 pairs of the first edition runDisney Mickey and Minnie inspired shoes. They sold out in just 10 hours at the Walt Disney World Marathon expo before New Balance was able to produce several thousand more pairs for fans. The last group of 2013 shoes sold at the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon expo earlier this month.

Fans will have to wait a bit longer to see the 2014 New Balance Disney running shoes, but here’s a sneak peak at the designs for 2014.

I attended the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon courtesy of runDisney and New Balance. But as always, all opinions are purely my own. For more information read my Disclosure Policy.

Karla Bruning


Karla Bruning is a regular contributor to, the host of NYRR's On The Run web + TV show, and a race announcer at events like the TCS New York City Marathon. She used to report for Newsweek but spent her free time squeezing in workouts. Now she freelances as a running reporter. She's run 7 marathons, 20 halves, 6 triathlons, sings in an '80s cover band, spoils her dog + travels compulsively.

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