New Balance runDisney Shoes Review

You may remember the post I wrote about runDisney and New Balance being a match made in heaven when the two brands announced their new partnership. Well, I still am of the same beliefs, and even more so now that I have my own pair!!!



I was lucky enough to snag a pair of these limited edition 860v3’s that you can only get at runDisney expos. Bobby and Jen were both able to get a coveted pair as well. I love how they have men’s and women’s versions!


The two brands wanted to be able to reach as much of the running population as they could, so a popular stability shoe was chosen that is also lightweight while still being supportive. Not to mention, they are just gosh darn cute. We wore them around the parks and I got several compliments and loved the smooth ride.


I realize that not everyone can wear a stability shoe, but that shouldn’t stop you from making the purchase! They are great to cross train in as well as wear around town, to work, and of course, in Disney World. I didn’t think I would be able to run in them, but I tired it out and really enjoyed the experience! Maybe Minnie mouse added in some extra pixie dust to this special kicks just for runDisney runners?


Doesn’t it look glorious on it’s stand from the expo? I may have had to wipe some drool off the glass.



Kicking back on the boat in Disney World. Love the side by side of the men’s vs. women’s shoe.

While the expo lines were long, to me this product is totally worth it. For a runDisney fanatic like me, it was a no brainer. I mean, I have to buy shoes anyway right? So why not have THE cutest shoes around, that not only sport my love for runDisney but also for New Balance? I can’t wait to see what they release next. Maybe it will be different models of shoe but in the same pattern? Or maybe new characters? I don’t know for sure, but what I do know is this new product has made a lot of running fans very happy, and will continue to do so for a long time.


QOTD: What are your thoughts on these shoes? What other colors/characters would you like to see?

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  1. Love, love, love. I get compliments every time I wear them. I really hope they come out with a new model of these eventually. We should probably brain storm ideas and share them with New Balance!

  2. want want want! I WILL get a pair at Dumbo..I’m DETERMINED!

  3. I so want these shoes! Not sure I would be able to run in them. But I don’t like wearing my running shoes for anything except running. You are right, what better shoes to tour the parks than these Mickey inspired kicks!

  4. My husband got a pair of the Mickey’s at the Princess Expo and really likes them! I am determined to get a pair for myself this year (without paying ebay prices)!! We are running Dumbo, ToT and Wine and Dine…so between one of those I should have a pair of shoes…or two!!!

  5. If they’re doing pairs, why not Donald and Daisy?

    Did you see Disney teamed up with Vera Bradley. I think I’m in trouble…

  6. These shoes are so cute. I am thinking of doing next year’s princess half for my first post-baby half marathon and these would be a good reward for achieving that goal.

  7. I LOVE these!! I can’t wait to get my hands on a pair in the fall!! I think I would really like to see a Donald pair with the blue colors, but that might be because I’m obsessed with blue!

  8. Rebecca C says

    I love them! The last pair of size 7.5 was waiting for me at the Princess expo. I may have done a happy dance.

  9. First off love the new blog name and look!
    Second I really like the shoes they are so fun and playful. I would love to see maybe some princess themed ones.

  10. I really really really want a pair!!

  11. Super cute!!!

  12. I got a pair at the tink half and love them – I am loyal to asics for my runs but I love these new balance shoes for running errands and touring the parks – you can’t beat how cute they are!!

  13. I am holding out for princess designs!!! I think they should release a princess design every year!!! Cinderella, Belle, Ariel…. I would buy all of those!!!

  14. Erica @ For the Sake of Cake says

    These are so, so cute!

  15. I love mine, but I’m afraid to wear them! I don’t want them to wear out or get trashed!

  16. Omg I loveee these shoes! I would totally rock these at a Run Disney race!

  17. I’m drooling!!! I LOVE them! I didn’t get a pair in January…they were all sold out! 🙁

  18. Tempie @ The Texas Peach says

    Love these shoes! I think it would be really neat if they came out with a Disney Princess version too!

  19. New Balence really needs to ramp up production.

    Seeing these on eBay for $450 is crazy and there are better things to do at a RunDisney event than stand in line at the expo.

  20. Which is what makes them so special lol! :oP

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