New Balance Ariel runDisney Shoes First Look

New Balance Ariel runDisney Shoes First Look

Ariel Vazee Pace (RunKarlaRun.com)

“Up where they walk, up where they run…” at runDisney, of course! The Little Mermaid’s Ariel is now part of the New Balance runDisney world as the star of the latest shoes in the 2016 Limited Edition New Balance runDisney Collection.

New Balance Ariel runDisney Shoes First Look

Ariel! (RunKarlaRun.com)

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of New Balance shoes. “Wouldn’t you think my collection’s complete? Wouldn’t you think I’m the girl…the girl who has everything?”

Well, now I do! New Balance generously sent me a pair of the Ariel Vazee Pace runDisney shoes to preview!

New Balance Ariel runDisney Shoes First Look

My precious (RunKarlaRun.com)

Look at that stuff! Isn’t it neat?

I love this limited edition New Balance packaging for the runDisney shoes and the goodies inside.

New Balance Ariel runDisney Shoes First Look

New box (RunKarlaRun.com)

This isn’t any ordinary shoe box. The shoes rest within a Snow White-style sleeping case.

New Balance Ariel runDisney Shoes First Look

Unboxing (RunKarlaRun.com)

After unboxing the kicks, I find an Alice in Wonderland-style “Open Me.”

New Balance Ariel runDisney Shoes First Look

Open Me (RunKarlaRun.com)

What does it reveal? More goodies!

Purple clam shell clip-ons? Check.

New Balance Ariel runDisney Shoes First Look

Shell clip-on and running guide (RunKarlaRun.com)

2016 New Balance Guide to runDisney, complete with Disney playlist, a training log, and guide to New Balance running trails around Walt Disney World? Check, check, and check.

New Balance Ariel runDisney Shoes First Look

2016 guide (RunKarlaRun.com)

There you see her… Sitting there across the way.

Check out the Ariel Vazee Pace!

New Balance Ariel runDisney Shoes First Look

Outside view (RunKarlaRun.com)

Many of the shoe components—including midsole, overlay, heel cup, and bootie—are iridescent like a fish tail.

New Balance Ariel runDisney Shoes First Look

Inside view (RunKarlaRun.com)

Reflective details peek through in the “N’ and Ariel image on the heel.

New Balance Ariel runDisney Shoes First Look

Ariel (RunKarlaRun.com)

Inside the tongue you’ll find Ariel’s signature, surrounded by bubbles.

New Balance Ariel runDisney Shoes First Look

Ariel’s signature (RunKarlaRun.com)

The laces are shell-bra purple with green dashes.

New Balance Ariel runDisney Shoes First Look

Laces (RunKarlaRun.com)

Running around on those… what do you call ’em?

Oh, feet. The Vazee Pace are one of my favorite shoes. I first wore them for nearly 12 of my 18 miles at the New Balance Reach the Beach Relay and it was love at first sight, not unlike Ariel and Eric.

New Balance Ariel runDisney Shoes First Look

Vazee sole (RunKarlaRun.com)

I’m not the only one. The editors of Runner’s World named them the Best Debut in the 2015 Runner’s World Fall Shoe Guide.

If you’re a fan of the New Balance 890, you’ll love the Vazee Pace. It’s a marriage of the 890 and Fresh Foam Zante—cushioned to go long, lightweight and bouncy for speed. I love these shoes.

New Balance Ariel runDisney Shoes First Look

LOVE! (RunKarlaRun.com)

But who cares? No big deal, I want more!

Yes, you want them. Look at them, you know you do.

New Balance Ariel runDisney Shoes First Look

From the guide (RunKarlaRun.com)

You can get your fins on a pair only at runDisney race expos throughout the year.

Runners can sign up for an appointment (to try them on and buy) via NBvirtualqueue.com using their bib numbers starting at 6 a.m. on the first day of each expo. Everyone else (and runners too) can sign up at 6 a.m. on on the remaining expo days.

When’s it my turn?

After signing-up, you’ll get a text or e-mail confirming a time to return to the expo, where you’ll head to the New Balance booth to try on your shoes.

You’ll also find Dumbo, Mickey Mouse, and Minnie Mouse runDisney shoes too.

New Balance Ariel runDisney Shoes First Look

Dumbo (RunKarlaRun.com)

New Balance Ariel runDisney Shoes First Look

Minnie (RunKarlaRun.com)

New Balance Ariel runDisney Shoes First Look

Mickey (RunKarlaRun.com)

For all the details and a look at the Dumbo, Mickey Mouse, and Minnie Mouse 2016 shoes, check out How To Buy New Balance Disney Running Shoes in 2016 to make them part of your world.

New Balance Ariel runDisney Shoes First Look

The 2016 collection (RunKarlaRun.com)

As mentioned above, New Balance send me a complimentary pair of the Ariel Vazee pace shoes. But I bought and paid for my own 2014 and 2015 New Balance runDisney shoes. As a member of the media, New Balance and runDisney sometimes provide me with complimentary attendance at runDisney and other events. As always, all opinions are purely mine. I firmly believe in being honest about my experiences. Seriously. For more, read my Disclosure Policy.

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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. Pam #
    1

    They look much cuter in your photos than on the New Balance preview. They will be fun for you to wear around the parks.
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    • Karla Bruning
      2

      They are adorable in person! For now I’ll only be wearing them on the treadmill so I don’t get them dirty, haha!

  2. 3

    Super pretty! I can’t wait to get mine in a few weeks!
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  3. 4

    Absolutely delicious!! What crazy awesome shoes!
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  4. Ashley Retz #
    5

    Can people order these with out going to the Run Disney events? I am a runner and I love Ariel! I’m not a New Balance shoe runner, but I would wear these as just regular shones and at the parks! :)

  5. 7

    These are awesome. I’ve got a niece who is a mad disney fan. I reckon i could get her to take up running if I had these. I’ve just bought the Fresh Foam Boracay – how do you think Vazee pace would compare with those? I usually run in Asics Kayano 17/22
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    • Karla Bruning
      8

      The Vazee Pace are lighter than the Fresh Foam Boracay (I’ve worn both) but feel well cushioned under foot. They’ll both be lighter and very different than the Asics Kayano, which is a stability shoe. Vazee and Boracay are neutral shoes, so they don’t have that guidance truss in the midfoot. Will you like it? Depends on if you find it comfortable. A major new review of running shoe and injury studies found that the best shoe for you is, simply, the one you find the most comfortable: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/08/05/choosing-the-right-running-shoes/?_r=0 So try them on as see. Happy running!
      Karla Bruning recently posted..New Balance Ariel runDisney Shoes First LookMy Profile

  6. 9

    I was wondering what sizes they come in for kids and how the narrow they are? My daughter wears a 3.5 right now but want her to have room to grow. thanks! I have the pink Minnie Mouse and the Cinderella shoes but want her to have a pair now :-) Thanks

    • Karla Bruning
      10

      I’m not sure about the kids sizes and narrowness. I haven’t seen a kids’ pair in person. Sorry I can’t help!

    • Emily #
      11

      Hi Tleshia!

      I work for New Balance and the little Ariels come in sizes 10.5-3 with the options of regular and wide (unlike the adult version). The reason you have the option for widths is because the little Ariels are the NB 860 (like the Minnie and Mickey shoes) rather than the Vazee Pace. The Pace isn’t made in kid’s sizes. So it’s the same model as the adult Mickey and Minnie but with the Ariel colors!

  7. 12

    Hi Karla-
    Do the Vazee’s run similar in size to the 860’s? I have the 2014 Minnie Mouse sneakers.

    Thanks!
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  8. Cammie Wittmann #
    14

    I love my new Ariel shoes but how do I put the clips on the laces/shoes without breaking them???

    • Karla Bruning
      15

      Breaking the laces or the clips? My clips opened like the hinge of a clip earring (or a clam shell, haha) and snapped shut onto the laces easily. No idea if that helps!

  9. 16

    How I can buy new balance disney running shoes ? thank you

  10. 17

    I’m a big fan of Disney and New Balance, these shoes are so beautiful and adorable!
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