How To Buy New Balance Disney Running Shoes in 2015

How To Buy New Balance Disney Running Shoes in 2015

The 2015 Retro Mickey and Minnie shoes (runDisney)

The 2016 shoes are in, featuring Ariel, Dumbo, Mickey & Minnie Mouse!

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New Balance Ariel runDisney Shoes First Look

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UPDATE 8/25/15: Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend

Runners can sign up at nbvirtualqueue.com using their bib numbers starting at 6 a.m. Thursday, September 3 for an early chance to buy the shoes at the Disneyland Half Marathon Health & Fitness Expo. Everyone else (and runners too) can sign up at 6 a.m. on Friday, September 4 and Saturday, September 5. The queue is first come, first served. Scroll down for more info on buying the New Balance Disney running shoes.

Plus, New Balance has released a new pair of Donald Duck inspired Fresh Foam Boracay shoes for the occasion! Read all about it:

New Balance Releases Donald Duck Disney Shoes
UPDATE 5/1/15: Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend

Runners can sign up at nbvirtualqueue.com using their bib numbers starting at 6 a.m. Thursday, May 7 for an early chance to buy the shoes at the Tinker Bell Half Marathon Health & Fitness Expo. Everyone else (and runners too) can sign up at 6 a.m. on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9. The queue is first come, first served. Scroll down for more info on buying the New Balance Disney running shoes.

Plus, New Balance has released a new pair of Tinker Bell inspired Fresh Foam Boracay shoes for the occasion! Read all about it:

New Balance Releases Tinker Bell Disney Shoes
UPDATE 2/14/15: Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend

Runners can sign up at nbvirtualqueue.com using their bib numbers starting at 6 a.m. Thursday, February 19 for an early chance to buy the shoes at the Disney Princess Half Marathon Health & Fitness Expo. Everyone else (and runners too) can sign up at 6 a.m. on Friday, February 20 and Saturday, February 21. The queue is first come, first served. Scroll down for more info on buying the New Balance Disney running shoes.

Plus, New Balance has released a new pair of Mickey and Minnie inspired shoes for the occasion! Read all about it:

New Balance Debuts New Disney Shoes At Princess Half
UPDATE 1/14/15: Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend

Runners can sign up at nbvirtualqueue.com using their bib numbers starting at 6 a.m. Thursday, January 15 for an early chance to buy the shoes at the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend Health & Fitness Expo. Everyone else (and runners too) can sign up at 6 a.m. on Friday, January 16 and Saturday, January 17. The queue is first come, first served. Scroll down for more info on buying the New Balance Disney running shoes.

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2015 Disney Running Shoes Unveiled

The Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna from January 7-11 is just around the corner, which means the arrival of the 2015 New Balance Disney running shoes!

How To Buy New Balance Disney Running Shoes in 2015

2015 Retro Minnie Shoes (runDisney)

New Balance announced they’re releasing a new limited edition runDisney shoe for 2015: Retro Mickey and Retro Minnie 990v3 inspired by Steamboat Willie, the black and white film that introduced the iconic mice to the world in 1928. The new pairs of kicks (above) debut at the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Health & Fitness Expo starting January 7.

The black and white shoes in men’s sizes ranging from 7 to 15, and grey and white in women’s sizes ranging from 5.5 to 12, have musical notes on the front sole, images of Mickey and Minnie, character signatures and Mickey heads on the liners. They will sell for $185. Check out a 360 degree view of the shoes and scroll to find out how to buy them.

How To Buy New Balance Disney Running Shoes in 2015

The 2014 shoes

2014 Disney Running Shoes Return

Didn’t get your hands on any of the 2014 shoes? Not to worry! New Balance is bringing them back to the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna in Florida and Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend presented by Sierra Nevada Corporation from January 15-18 at Disneyland in California. That includes the stability 860v4 Sorcerer Mickey & Pink Minnie Disney running shoes and the neutral 890v4 Goofy & Cinderella Disney running shoes.

How To Buy New Balance Disney Running Shoes in 2015

Want to snap up a pair of the 2014 or 2015 Disney running shoes? They’re only available at runDisney race expos throughout the year. Your first chance is coming up soon at the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend.

The only way to get a spot to buy the shoes is through NBvirtualqueue.com. At Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, two of the four expo sales days are reserved exclusively for runners, with the general public able to make an appointment to buy shoes during the other two days.

How To Buy New Balance Disney Running Shoes in 2015

2015 Retro Mickey shoes (runDisney)

Runners can sign up in the virtual queue using their bib numbers starting at 6 a.m. Wednesday, January 7 and Friday, January 9 for an early chance to buy the shoes. Everyone else (and runners too) can sign up at 6 a.m. on Thursday, January 8 and Saturday, January 10.

After you sign-up, you’ll get a text or e-mail confirming your group letter and a time to return to the expo. Then you’ll get a second notification when it’s time to high-tail it to the expo for your appointment. Head to the New Balance booth. They’ve got a queue that tells you when it’s your turn. You can reserve one style and size through the virtual queue, and pick up to five more pairs at your appointment.

And remember, the only way to get into that line is to sign up at NBvirtualQueue.com.

When to Buy New Balance Disney Running Shoes

The limited edition New Balance Disney running shoes are only sold at runDisney race expos. Here’s the current schedule for 2015:

How To Buy New Balance Disney Running Shoes in 2015

2015 sneak peak

  • Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend: Walt Disney World, January 7-11, 2015
  • Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend: Disneyland, January 15-18, 2015
  • Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend: Walt Disney World, February 19-22, 2015
  • Expedition Everest Challenge: Walt Disney World, May 1-2, 2015
  • Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend: Disneyland, May 7-10, 2015
  • Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend: Disneyland, September 4-6, 2015
  • Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend: Walt Disney World, November 6-7, 2015
  • Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend: Disneyland, November 12-15, 2015

You don’t have to actually register for any of the races to buy the shoes. The expos are free and open to the public. But you do have to get to Florida or California at the right time and follow the instructions at NBvirtualqueue.com.

As a member of the media, runDisney sometimes gives me complimentary race entries, hotel, and park tickets for their events. But I bought my own 2014 New Balance Disney running shoes! As always, all opinions are purely mine. I firmly believe in being honest about my experiences. Seriously. For more, read my Disclosure Policy.

 

Karla Bruning

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Karla Bruning is a race announcer at the TCS New York City Marathon + other major events, TV host for the Panasonic New York City Triathlon + regular contributor to Shape + Redbook online. She used to report for Newsweek but spent her free time squeezing in workouts. Now it's her job. She's run 8 marathons, 30 halves, 10 triathlons + open water swims, spoils her dog + travels compulsively.

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  1. Melanie #
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    Does Disney email your bib number? I have been looking on line to see how to look at them and not luck, not I don’t see anything in the FAQ either?

  2. 4

    I don’t have much desire for these shoes, but I gotta admit, when I saw them in person at the Expo, they were pretty cool.

  3. 6

    I see you have everest on your list, there is no expo, are they just gonna have them to buy at packet pick up?

  4. 8

    Hello will the tinker bell shoes be available at the Disneyland Half Marathon race in September?

  5. 10

    Can I buy these online?


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