New Balance Debuts New Disney Shoes At Princess Half

New Balance Releases New Disney Shoes For Princess Half

The 2015 New Balance runDisney Retro Collection (Photo: Disney)

New Balance and runDisney are at it again! New Balance announced the release of another pair of Disney shoes for the 2015 runDisney Retro Mickey and Minnie collection.

The new 860v5 are a performance shoe meant to compliment the previously released 990v3 recovery Retro Mickey and Minnie shoes. Steamboat Willie, Mickey’s Mouse’s debut character in 1928, was the inspiration for both styles, along with New Balance’s classic styling. Using black, grey, and white like the original black-and-white film, the shoes also feature musical notes and images of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.

New Balance Debuts New Disney Shoes At Princess Half

2015 New Balance runDisney Retro Mickey & Minnie Collection (Photo: Disney)

The 860v5 is a stability shoe with soft cushioning for runners who overpronate moderately. Two levels of foam make up the midsole with a lightweight TBeam for stability and arch support, along with an asymmetrical heel counter for added stability. The upper is a stretch air mesh with no-sew overlay for lots of wiggle room in the toes. And mono mesh paired with an underlay create a secure mid-foot wrap.

Buying New Balance Disney Shoes

Get your hands on a pair of the new Disney shoes starting at the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend presented by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at Walt Disney World in Florida. The new 860v5 and 990v3 Retro Mickey and Minnie shoes will be available at the race expo from Thursday, February 19 to Saturday, February 21. The performance 860v5 Disney shoes will retail for $135, while the recovery 990v3 kicks are $180.

But don’t just march to the expo. Runners can sign up at using their bib number starting Thursday, February 19 at 6 a.m., and all other guests can sign up Friday, February 20 or Saturday, February 21. Visit for all the details.

After the Princess Half Marathon Weekend, the New Balance Disney shoes will be available at other runDisney race expos throughout the year. Read more details here:

How To Buy New Balance Disney Running Shoes in 2015

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Karla Bruning


Karla Bruning is a race announcer at the TCS New York City Marathon + other major events, TV host for the New York City Triathlon + contributor to Shape, Redbook, Runner's World + other publications. 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. When she's not running, talking about running or writing about running, she's snuggling her baby, spoiling her dog + compulsively traveling.


02 2015

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  1. 1

    I love the subtle design of these shoes
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    • Karla Bruning

      Subtle is a great word! Unlike the past designs, they don’t scream Disney.

  2. 3

    Hm, they seem sort of plain looking?

    • Karla Bruning

      It’s very minimalist compared to past designs–a nod to black and white films. Definitely a different take!

  3. Pam #

    Are you going to be at Princess weekend? Would love to meet you. C and I are both in Corral B for the race (s)
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    • Karla Bruning

      I’m in Corral D. Will you be going to Dani Holmes-Kirk (@IrishEyes1982) meet-up? Saturday, Feb 21 from 1-3 at the carousel at Downtown Disney. I’m going to try to pop by on the later end. If not, let’s figure something else out!

  4. 7

    Do you know if they will have any of the 2014 Run Disney New Balance Shoes available this weekend?

    • Karla Bruning

      I don’t know. New Balance had they would sell them while supplies lasted through the Star Wars Weekend, but I haven’t had any word about Princess. Once the virtual queue opens, you can check the inventory with a button at the top of the site.


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