“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.
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!
Look at that stuff! Isn’t it neat?
I love this limited edition New Balance packaging for the runDisney shoes and the goodies inside.
This isn’t any ordinary shoe box. The shoes rest within a Snow White-style sleeping case.
After unboxing the kicks, I find an Alice in Wonderland-style “Open Me.”
What does it reveal? More goodies!
Purple clam shell clip-ons? Check.
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.
There you see her… Sitting there across the way.
Check out the Ariel Vazee Pace!
Many of the shoe components—including midsole, overlay, heel cup, and bootie—are iridescent like a fish tail.
Reflective details peek through in the “N’ and Ariel image on the heel.
Inside the tongue you’ll find Ariel’s signature, surrounded by bubbles.
The laces are shell-bra purple with green dashes.
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.
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.
But who cares? No big deal, I want more!
Yes, you want them. Look at them, you know you do.
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.
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.
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.